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Human Papilloma Virus

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common virus that spreads through sexual contact. Infection with HPV can cause genital warts and cancer.

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What are HPV warts and how to get rid of them?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex for the first time last year, and since then I have had warts on my penis. Upon consulting a doctor, I was told that they are HPV warts, and even after treatment, the wart has completely disappeared but it is recurring sometimes in the form of an ulcer inside the penis. Add...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have recurrent warts. I would have appreciated it if you sent a photo, so I can see that you improved following the prescription but a few symptoms are still persistent. So I would like you to repeat the...  Read Full »

Can the small bumps on my penis without any symptoms be genital warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed two small bumps on my penis shaft. I do not have any other symptoms. Are these bumps genital warts? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the pictures that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I am not very sure to diagnose it as warts in your case. Generally, genital warts could appear as small bumps with the same color as surrounding s...  Read Full »

I have a bumpy vagina. Can I suffer from vaginal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my HPV shot. I do not smoke. I am a virgin and practice good genital hygiene. But my vaginal area is very sensitive to soap and it feels a little bumpy. But, I am not showing any signs of vaginal cancer like pelvic pain or unusual bleeding. Could it be due to some soap allergy? How...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Please do not think of such rare conditions for small symptoms. Basically, cancer or dysplasia has a genetic background. In the case of a few cancers like cervical and vaginal cancers, it is due to HPV infections (human papillomavirus). Also,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for skin tags on my penis foreskin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple skin growths resembling a skin tag on the inner surface of the foreskin of my penis, persisting for the past 3 months. There is no itching, pain, or any other associated symptoms. I am sexually active. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed the information you provided, and I understand your concern. It appears that you may be dealing with genital warts, caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV). These warts can be transmitted through direct contact and sexual activities, an...  Read Full »

Can lovemaking with an HPV-infected partner be dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. My partner has HPV and I did not make love with her. Should I worry about the HPV? Is it dangerous for me? Can it cause cancer to me?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a common infection and mostly resolves on its own without treatment. Even if you get infected, the chance of developing the disease is very less. You can have sex using a condom and avoid oral sex. HPV can cause cancer but the incidence i...  Read Full »

Can I have HIV or STD by having oral sex with my partner?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an oral sex with my partner. He ejected his semen in my mouth. The next day morning, I got a throat pain and there is a pain in my tonsils. I got a fever, cough and severe back pain. After that, I got my left knee pain and still, it is painful. Do you think I have HIV or STD? I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Transmission of HIV is impossible through oral sex. Saliva cannot cause the transmission of HIV. But, other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like herpes or HPV (human papillomavirus) or candida can spread through oral sex. But, a sore throat is not a presenting comp...  Read Full »

Is there a potential cure for HPV on the horizon?

Query: Hello doctor, How common is HPV in our country?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical cancer is the name of the¬†disease caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) and this is leading cancer in women of our country and the second most common cancer worldwide. This means its frequency is very high here. The women at risk are 15 years of age and above....  Read Full »

I have black pimples on my penis that is increasing day by day. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from black pimples on my penis. These pimples appeared three months ago. Now it is increasing day by day. I am worried; please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This condition is known as Bowenoid papulosis. Genitals are the commonly affected sites but can affect other areas too. The human papillomavirus causes it. It presents as slightly raised pigmented papules and is considered a premalignant cond...  Read Full »

I want to know how to explain about the human papillomavirus infection to my partner.

Query: Hello doctor,Can you give me some suggestions about HPV disease? How to explain it to my partner? Of course, I was lucky the disease was cured because in most people it is just washed out. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. HPV (human papillomavirus) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It can occur on anogenital or oral mucosa or skin. HPV present in the birth canal can be transmitted to a newborn d...  Read Full »

How does HPV virus enter apart from sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt about the cervical cancer. I know that it is caused by HPV. What are the other channels for the entry of virus into the body apart from sex? If wife and husband both are virgin at the time of marriage and are sincere after marriage, is there any chance of getting cervical ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical cancer is caused principally by two strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) - 16 and 18. Though there are more than 400 serotypes present but only 144 have been identified till date and of these high risk types being 16, 18, 31, 33, 34, 45, 52, and 58 which co...  Read Full »

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