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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Treatment

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n most cases, HPV infections are not serious, are asymptomatic, transient, and disappear without treatment. However, in some people, HPV infections cause the appearance of genital warts, Pap test abnormalities, or, rarely, cervical cancer.

The Pap test is useful for the early detection of cervical cancer, one of the possible results of an HPV infection. Early detection and treatment of precancerous lesions can prevent the development of cervical cancer.

Treatment Schemes

There are a variety of options available for treatment of visible genital warts. There is no definitive evidence to suggest that some treatment is better than others. The factors that may influence the selection of the treatment include the patient’s preference, the available resources, the experience of the health professional, the size, the quantity, the anatomical site and morphology of the wart, and the cost, convenience, and adverse effects of the treatment.

The most common way to reduce infection by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is the treatment. However, there is no effective systemic treatment for genital HPV, and treatment for subclinical genital HPV infection (diagnosed by colposcopy, biopsy, or acetic acid application) is not recommended in the absence of squamous intraepithelial lesions.

Treatment for genital HPV can be applied to lesions, such as genital warts or precursors of cervical cancer (by treatments such as cryotherapy, electrocautery, or surgical excision).

Sometimes, genital warts can disappear on their own and may not change or increase in size and quantity.

The effect of treatment on future transmissions of an HPV infection is not known. The main objective in treating visible genital warts is their elimination, for cosmetic reasons.

At Harley Street Hospital, we have the best doctors to treat HPV. Book a consultation to get a specialist´s opinion.

Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment for papillomas depends on their location and size but may include surgical removal, cryotherapy (freezing), or medications to address symptoms.

Yes, most individuals with HPV lead normal lives as the body often clears the virus on its own. However, regular screenings and safe sexual practices are important for managing risks associated with HPV-related conditions.

Yes, the immune system can clear HPV infections at any age, but it is less likely as individuals get older, and persistent infections may increase the risk of HPV-related health problems. Regular screening and vaccination are crucial for prevention and early detection.