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Human Papillomavirus Related Diseases and Treatment

Human papillomavirus is a very common sexually transmitted disease. It is a DNA virus that can be found at the mucous membranes of the entire genital area as well as the mouth and throat. It has lots of subtypes. Some types are harmless. Other types (oncogenic types) may lead to cancers.

Have a look at the following descriptions. You can prevent these diseases if you do not get infected with human papillomavirus. Use condom when you have sex, and, most of all, get vaccinated against human papillomavirus!

Risk Factors of HPV

If your immune system is weak (after an illness), you have multiple children. You have been taking oral contraceptives for a long time or you have a chronic inflammation within the genital area. If that is the case you are more likely to get infected with HPV and develop cervical cancer.

HPV Related Diseases

Cervical Cancer

If you live with human papillomavirus, you are at risk of developing cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer has no symptoms. By the time it has symptoms (for example, you bleed between periods, sex is painful, you bleed after having sex. Your period is unusually long or you have plenty of vaginal discharge), it is in an advanced stage. However, the disease does have warning signs: cancerous cells in the lining of your cervix. Only a health care provider is able to detect the subtle changes within your cells. Get tested! Pap tests or HPV DNA tests may save your life.

If the lab tests mean bad news, your health care provider will ask you to undergo further testing. Your doctor might want to a biopsy, a tissue sample from your cervix.

Cancer can spread to other organs within your body. Your doctor might suggest x-rays, MRI or CT scan.

Probably it is only your cervix that is affected, probably cancer has spread to the vagina, too.

Treatment

There is no treatment available for human papillomavirus infection. On the other hand, doctors are able to heal related conditions like genital warts, precancerous lesions and – if detected early – cancers.

Precancerous cervical lesions can be treated by cryosurgery (freezing the cancerous cells); loop electrosurgical excision procedure which means your health care provider surgically removes the cancerous tissue with a hot wire loop; surgical conization i.e. removing a cone shaped part of tissue, using a laser, a scalpel or both of them; as well as laser vaporization conization.

You may undergo a surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or a therapy of the combination of the three. They may have side-effects.

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HPV Related Cancers and Treatment

HPV can lead to other types of cancer: vaginal cancer, penile cancer.

Doctors can treat these conditions with medication, chemotherapy, surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery or laser surgery. It depends on the type of cancer you have, your age, health, and the stage of the cancer. Your health care providers may want to remove the cancerous tissues, as much as possible.

 

Sexual Health Concerns That You Need To Taken Into Account

The crazy, obsessive thing called sex

The sexual act in itself is a matter of perception. For some, it is a means to channelize and purge the excessive energy that is generated within the body. For the creative and poetic mind, it is metaphorically a work of art. For the sentimentalists, it is a means to express love. Amidst all this, what we often tend to forget is the need to retain overall bodily health for its sustenance. Overlooking trivial symptoms becomes a matter of habit and we end up with more complications that we can handle. This is where the need for thorough sex education arises.

Sexually transmitted infection: an obstacle to normal living

What happens when two individuals come together to quench their sexual desires? A temporary feeling of satisfaction makes its mark upon the lovers. If we were to rephrase the question in any other way: what happens when two individuals, of which one of them is a carrier of a dormant STD, come together?

The disease gets another host to cling on to and prosper. Most STDs spread via sexual contact but the cause is always a bacteria or a virus. The carrier may be predominantly male or female, depending upon the disease and the symptoms may be present or absent at the time of transmission. There are, however, common symptoms that indicate an outbreak of the infection.

These include painful discharge through the rectum, heavy vaginal discharge, swollen glands in the genitalia, warts or rashes between the thighs, fever, headache and pelvic pain not related to the menstrual cycle to name a few.

Common sexually transmitted diseases to look out for

Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia is a bacterial infection, more commonly inflicted upon females than males. The second-most common disease is Gonorrhea, which more often than not, leads to fertility complications. Genital warts are a primary symptom for those infected with the Human Papilloma virus, an infection invariably linked with cervical cancer according to research.

Nothing can kill human bodies with the intensity of HIV; the consequent AIDS virus is slow poison to the anatomy that breaks down little by little to its last breath. Genital Herpes is hard to diagnose while it is dormant within a body. The host may be having it for months without being aware of it, till the warts begin to show. The worst part about being inflicted with this virus is that it clings on to your dear life forever!

STD treatment: looking for a cure

Driven by shame and embarrassment, most STD victims look up the internet to seek self medication. This is the most impractical approach one could ever opt for. For one, you may get the necessary information that you are looking for, but the treatment bit should be left to the experts. Bacterial infections can be cured with regular medication but viruses are there to haunt you for life, therefore impossible to get rid of. Patients with their respective partners must undergo tests to medically confirm their diagnosis. Depending upon the condition, the patient and/or their partner would be prescribed antiviral or antibacterial medicines. Viruses require lifelong treatment in order to control the outbreak; disappearance of physical symptoms does not mean that the body has rid of it.