Hpv

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that enters the body through a cut or abrasion and causes warts. Some types of HPV infection have been linked to cervical cancer, and cancers in the anus, penis, and vulva. HPV vaccines are available to prevent cervical cancer and warts.

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Can a bump on the penis be caused due to sexually transmitted infection?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife and I had sex one night and masturbation. The next day morning, I woke up with two bumps. Everything was fine, but I feel weird only on seeing these two bumps on the penis. Is this a kind of a callus? It is painless but has been there for about a month.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from bumps on the penis like a callus. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, I think you may be suffering from...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my Pap smear report?

Query: Hi doctor, About three months ago, I got a Pap smear for the first time and it came back with abnormal HPV positive. My doctor did not really go in depth. So, I proceeded to get another Pap smear with another doctor about a week and it came back normal. I asked the doctor about my HPV and he said e...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No need to get any further HPV (human papilloma virus) test as the repeated Pap smear was normal. Besides that, the more important thing in a Pap smear report is the histopathology. From what you say, it sounds as of the type of cells in the smear was normal. There is not...  Read Full »

Is there any chance of oral HPV transmission via kissing?

Query: Hello doctor, Four months ago, I had an encounter with a CSW. During that time, I kissed her mouth, boobs, and the outer lips of the vagina (not vagina). I had taken tests for HIV, HBsAg, HSV, after three months and all those came negative. During that time, I had taken a normal urine test for UTI....  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You said you did your HIV test three months after sexual exposure. So, it is very unlikely that you got infected. Secondly, the likelihood of getting gonorrhea and other infections which you mentioned are very unlikely after three months. If you had developed gonorrh...  Read Full »

There is a recent bout of Fordyce on lips, scrotum and penile shaft. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had HPV warts 25 years ago. A recent bout with Fordyce on lips and a large amount on the scrotum and penile shaft. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, Fordyce spots are non-infectious lesions and are not sexually transmitted diseases. These are painless spots which occur in the area of sebaceous glands. It has no corelation with your previous HPV infection. Usually, it ...  Read Full »

I am having a few genital warts, for which I tried some home remedies. How to get rid off it?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I am having a few genital warts, for which I tried some home remedies as well as wart freeze away recently. Why there is redness around them? What are the possible ways to get rid of it?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, those are genital warts (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an STD caused by HPV infection. Surrounding redness is perhaps due to irritation to the home remedies that you have used. If I were the treating doctor, I would suggest either electr...  Read Full »

Can high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in the cervix resolve on its own?

Query: Does High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in cervix go away on its own? Two years back, during pregnancy atypical cells were shown. Last year, biopsy came back High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. Had leep procedure last year. A week later they called and said it spread past the margin...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq. com Thanks for reaching out with your query. I am happy to help you. I am sorry that you couldn't recieve a good follow up after LEEP. I am unable to download/ open the file you have sent. Let me give you some information that might help you. Based on studies on the natu...  Read Full »

I have a single partner and my HPV is positive. How is it possible?

Query: Hello doctor, My HPV test results come back positive. I had intercourse only with my husband, and I am his only partner. Is there any other way this infection could have been transmitted. I get tested every two years. Could it have been dormant in one of us?  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What strain of HPV are you tested positive? Are those genital warts? Normal cutaneous warts can also cause genital infection, so it need not be sexually transmitted all the time.  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex with genital warts if I use a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a single wart in my penis for a couple of years. Can you check the photo to see if it is HPV or other STD? If it is not clear by photo, how can I know if I have HPV or not? If I have HPV, what ways can I get rid of it (surgery, creams, etc.)? Can I have sex with a condom with...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing information. Kindly hold on a minute, I am typing a detailed answer and explanation of your query.  Read Full »

Will excessive masturbation cause tiny bump in glans penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. A week ago, I have noticed a hard tiny bump under the skin of the glans penis (my penis is circumcised) while dry masturbating. I am not sure if this is due to excessive masturbation or HPV warts. It is almost flesh color with something that looks like a black...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be injury due to excess masturbation. Warts are soft painless growth which looks like a cauliflower. For confirmation get the STD panel test done. If warts HPV (human papillomavirus) are reactive then, local application of 20 percent Podophyllin should be rep...  Read Full »

Why is HPV virus still present after treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I was HPV 16 positivethree years back. Follow up Pap a year later showed positive for HPV 16 again. Last year Pap was normal but my Gyno doctor notes stated “pap normal but HPV still present”. I was told today that I had cleared the virus last year but why would he write HP...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your anxiety. The fortune thing is that even if last year HPV was present the treatment has been done in the form of hysterectomy. In fact it is over treated. I do not think it is a matter of concern. For your vaginal HPV, low risk types are rarely respons...  Read Full »

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