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The Best Ways to Treat Genital Warts, According to the Doctor

The Best Ways to Treat Genital Warts, Ac...

Genital warts are very common. They affect 500,000 to one million people in the US. In fact, most people who have had sexual contact will get one at some point in their lives. Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 120 types of HPV. But types 6 and 11 can contribute to 90% of genital wart cases. These types of HPV are low risk types, so they do not usually cause cervical cancer.   Genital warts are considered one of the most common STDs in the world. They are highly contagious and can spread to other people through intercourse. So...
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Do You Know Side Effects of Cervical Cancer Treatment?

Do You Know Side Effects of Cervical Can...

Cervical cancer happens when the cervical cells grow abnormal and invade other tissues of the body. Human papillomavirus (HPV) that spreads through sexual contact is the main cause of this type of cancer. When contracted HPV, a woman’s immunity tries to prevent the virus from harming. However, in some people, HPV survives for years, causing some cells on the cervix’s surface becomes abnormal. Though cervical cancer can be treated in the early stages, it’s less noticeable during the periods. Commonly, treatments for the cancer are more effective in some first stages. But...
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What Are Treatments of Cervical Cancer for Each Stage?

What Are Treatments of Cervical Cancer f...

Cervical cancer, caused by human papillomavirus, is the second most common type of cancers, leading to death in women. It mostly occurs in women during their productive periods. But the rise of this cancer will peak between the age of 55 and 65. Though cervical cancer is treatable in the early stages, many women don’t pay more attention in the stages. As a result, cervical cancer is life-threatening. Thus,  it’s very important to know the stages of cervical cancer and what are treatments of cervical cancer for each stage. What I Should Do if I Think I Have Cervical...
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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from HPV and Cervical Cancer

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from HPV and ...

HPV is also known as Human papillomavirus. This is a super-common virus causing infections for the human reproductive system. Most people who are sexually active will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives. Some may experience recurrent infections. There are many types of HPV and most of them do not cause problems. They usually clear up on their own within 2 years. But some certain types can persist and develop into cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common HPV- related cancer in women. Here is everything you need to know about HPV and cervical cancer....
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What Are Side Effects of HPV Vaccines?

What Are Side Effects of HPV Vaccines?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for genital warts and certain cancers. Although there’re at least 150 types of HPV and most of them are harmless, some strains of HPV cause severe conditions. Most of the time, HPV infections can go away on their own and don’t cause health problems. However, being contracted with HPV- 16 and HPV- 18 puts you at risk of getting certain cancers. These include oral, penile, anal, and cervical cancers. If you want to protect yourself and your partner from getting genital warts or cancers, you should get the vaccination. The HPV...
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Skin Tags and Genital Warts: What’s the Difference?

Skin Tags and Genital Warts: What’...

Skin tags and genital warts can look similar, so it’s very hard to tell them apart. However, skin tags are more common than genital warts and they can be harmless. Genital warts, on the other hand, are a serious disease. They can cause pain, discomfort and itching. Usually, the disease can be spread to others through sexual intercourse. Here are some differences between genital warts and skin tags that you should know. Skin tags and genital warts: What are they? Skin tags are very common. They can affect people of any age, but are most common in those after the ages of...
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There’s No HPV Test for Men- Why Is That?

There’s No HPV Test for Men- Why I...

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus causing sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the US. According to the CDC, about one in every four people- it’s nearly 80 million people are infected with HPV. Moreover, approximately 14 million people become have been diagnosed with this virus each year. Although condoms help reduce your risk of contracting HPV, they can’t fully protect you. While both men and women have an equal chance of getting HPV, this virus is officially detected in women. If you’re wondering why there’s no HPV test for men, keep reading this...
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9 Common Causes of Skin Irritation in summer, including Warts

9 Common Causes of Skin Irritation in su...

Skin irritation is especially common during the summer months. It can happen due to excessive sweat, sunburn and high temperature. More seriously, several medical conditions in the summer can be the main culprit. Here are some of the most common causes of skin irritation in summer and solutions. 9 Common Causes of Skin Irritation in summer and Solutions 1. Bee stings Bee stings are common in the summer. Usually, these do not lead to serious reactions. But sometimes, bee stings can cause swelling and irritation in the affected areas. Other symptoms include redness,...