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ask: Can HPV go away on its own?

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I was just diagnosed as being positive for HPV and will have a culposcopy in a few days. I've done some research and have read that once you have HPV that it will never go away. But I asked the nurse at my doctor's office and she said that in some cases, the HPV will just go away and your body will recover on its own. If that's the case, how often does that occur? What are my chances that my HPV will just eventually go away?

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Bonnie Diraimondo RN (reply to Anonymous)

It's unfortunate when people choose to be so vocal yet cannot even list their names. I do not know specifically whose comments you were referring to but since they followed mine - how do you know if the person is even in the medical field, I, unlike others list my name and credentials as an RN and my site unlike some other disreputable sites on the internet which give false information is certified by HONCode for providing accurate medical information.
Iam the author of a book which is not only endorsed by, but the foreword written by the Nobel Prize recipient in medicine for discovering that HPV caused cervical cancer. He has recommended that not only patients, but doctors as well read my book. I also just returned from Berlin Germany where i was the first patient advocate in its 27 year history to receive the honor of being asked to give a presentation at the international papillomavirus Conference. I maintain certification in courses related to HPV that many doctors do not even take, nor could many of them pass.
Of course any time a patient discovers any lesion or feels ill they should consult their doctor but not all doctors are fully educated in HPV so it is worth it to educate yourself as well. Too many people are diagnosed too late and/or die because they minimize the possible ramificatios nof HPV or think it can't happen to them. 80% of adults will have an HPV infection by the time they are 50 and that comes from the CDC. That means for every ten people in a room with you eight of them have encountered HPV. There is also a vaccination available which people with don't know about or fail to take advantage of. HPV is NOT just cervical cancer as many believe, and minimizing it isn't going to change the truth.

December 2, 2011 - 11:45am
Bonnie Diraimondo RN
If anyone has questions, they should go to The HPV Support Network! It is untrue that HPV just "goes" away, it goes dormant and can come back months, years and even decades later. Not everyone who has HPV will have high risk lesions and not all those with high risk lesions will go on to develop cancer but unfortunately, and contrary to the comment above, it is NOT always OK.Thousands of women die every year from cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancer related to HPV. Having lived 25 years with HPV and survived 2 invasive cancers I know how bad it can be and am very familiar with how it feels to get stuck with needles "down there" (over 3 dozen times)December 1, 2011 - 5:18pm
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I was scared when i found out I had HPV I'm 23 . Thankfully one of my nurses told me she had it also and that it went away on its own. I took all three shots and i got mine cut off it wasn't too bad but it really sucks get shots down there. I was worried at first because my first two pap smears came out positive. Finall, after the 3rd one I was negative again it took maybe about 9 months for it to clear up. Today is the day i got the good news that it was negative and that I was ok again. Just remember if you have it you will be OK just take care of yourself get tested as many times as your docotor recommends and even though it seems to be takin a while to clear up it should eventually go away, and always be cautious on what you do make sure it is a lesson learned. Tell others about it also and let them know it WILL be ok soon you will just feel normal again and that feeling is GREAT. Good luck to all of you :) if you have any questions you can email me Heycupcake30@gmail.com

December 1, 2011 - 12:49pm
Bonnie Diraimondo RN

I can find no scientifically researched information regarding this substance nor anything showing that it is proven to do what it claims to do. What i find mostly is nothing but classified ads trying to sell an unproven chemical composition (which remains un-named) and interestingly claims to clear everything EXCEPT viruses which of course is what HPV is. Unless you can provide substantiated research to the contrary by accredited researchers I would not recommend this to anyone.

November 5, 2011 - 10:56am
calinbusteni

the best treatment is Cervugid.... gerovital-gerovital.blogspot.com

November 5, 2011 - 4:19am
Bonnie Diraimondo RN

This is why it is important, with all the sites out there, that people look for reputable sites like mine (thehpvsupportnetwork.org) that are certified as providing medically accurate information. Anyone can say anything on the Internet, being open to having your site scrutinized by an independent organization such as HONcode regarding that information is another story. So look for the HONcode logo and click on it to take you to their certification since anyone can copy and paste an image.

November 4, 2011 - 11:17pm
Bonnie Diraimondo RN

I must say that I fail to understand much of this post because of its generalistic terms. WHO is punishing you? What do you mean this is "on your family" and "just letting it happen". Who is they?

The fact is your doctor was wrong. HPV never leaves the body it only becomes dormant and just becuase you do not show symptoms does not mean you cannot communicate it to others. Even having a negative HPV test doesn't mean you still can't communicate the virus. This is what they used to say about herpes, it was only communicable if you had symptoms and they know now that this simply isn't true. Whether or not you decide to tell your future partners that you have hPV is your decision. In my opinion, especially when you are talking about a virus which can potentially cause cancer I would put myself in the other person's shoes and ask if I would want to be informed and decide if I wanted to take that risk - not have it imposed upon me, but that's my opinion. I don't know what "trap" you are talking about either. There are low risk the genital wart type andhigh risk, the cancer causing strains and you can have both at the same time. You don't mention your age or if you have been tested for high risk HPV or if any changes from high risk HPV have shown up on your pap smears so it is difficult to really respond to your post unless of course your purpose was simply to vent.

November 4, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Bonnie Diraimondo RN)

The trap i was talking about was the many websites and things as such that state things like i mentioned in my post. My doctor tried to be clear, but upon further research i became under different undeerstandings. My post is basically trying to ward peope away from the types of comments and pages that seem a bit too hopeful, because personally its almost like i latched onto these ideas and slipped away with them, grasping what might have been the last hope i had in my life at the time. During my relations, i was not wondering to myself how dangerous it was, because i had convinced myself through less than factual articles and sources it wasnt dangerous i guess.

The people who are punishing me, and my family, are unique to my situation, and maybe i was just venting to mention it, as the subject is sensitive, and i'm sure you can imagine why after what has happened on my side of the fence.

November 4, 2011 - 7:45pm
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Anonymous

I just wanted to say i got hpv when i was 15. I went to a couple doctors, got 'em frozen off, and then since i didn't have so mich of an itch or a bump for like almost 2 years, i started having risky sexy and gave it to people. There are many sites on here saying that after so many months, with no sign, your 'as good as any other hpv negative person' And now i'm being punished by everybody, being painted as some sexual predator, i swear(even though i've come to find out they could have stopped me at any time and told me what was up, so half of this IS ON MY FAMILY and anyone else who just let it happen). They think i did this all on purpose, like it was fun or some crap. I just wanted to let others know how easy it is to fall into that trap, especially when your doctor tells your months later they hadn't come back and then unloads that theres a chance the BUMPS wont. I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship and was desperate to believe anything, so i guess i convinced myself that I was fine. Dont let it fool you like it did me.

November 4, 2011 - 12:58pm
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Anonymous

Hello. My gilfriend had HPV (papilloma virus). She found a very good treatment- Cervugid

cervugid is an Active Polyvalent on the entire vaginal pathological flora which causes cervical/vaginal and internal genital inflammation. The complex chemical composition of the drug, Cervugid (Ovules), assures the healing of all inflammation on the vaginal, cervical and interior genital organs, as well as pelvic inflammation.

gerovital-gerovital.blogspot.com

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