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HPV Infection and Men

HPV Infection and Men



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Get information on hpv infection in men, hpv infection symptoms, hpv infection treatment, hpv infection, hpv infection in males, hpv infection prevention, hpv vaccine for men at Medicine 2 Life.
Get information on hpv infection in men, hpv infection symptoms, hpv infection treatment, hpv infection, hpv infection in males, hpv infection prevention, hpv vaccine for men at Medicine 2 Life.

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HPV Infection and Men
Abounding surplus information regarding HPV (humanpapillomavirus) centring on females has always been presentas it raises their chances of developing cervical cancer.However, HPV virus among males could analogously lead tohealth complications. Hence, it is imperative that mencomprehend ways on reducing their risk of developing HPVinfection.
could raise a man’s likelihood of developinggenital cancer, though these are uncommon. HPV couldadditionally lead to development of genital warts amongmales alike that in women.In U.S. more than half the populace of sexually active menwould develop HPV at some stage during their lifetime.Mostly a man’s body would be capable of clearing the virusand there would be no health concerns.HPV Infection – Risks in Males
 Thirty or so HPV forms linked to genital cancers could causeanal or penile cancers in males. Cancers of anus or penis areuncommon particularly among males having a strongimmune system. The chances of developing anal cancer are nearly seventeentimes greater among homosexual and bisexual males ascompared to those men having sex solely with women. HIV(human immunodeficiency virus) infected men areadditionally at greater risk of developing this form of cancer.Other forms of 
atypically lead to cancer amongmales; however they are contributing factors to genitalwarts. At any particular instance in time, approximately onepercent of sexually active males in the United States woulddevelop genital warts.HPV Signs in Males The high risk bearing HPV strains that are cancer-elicitingatypically show signs in both genders. Genital warts are theforemost signs noticed in low-risk HPV forms that lead towarts although not cancer.Diagnostic ProceduresPhysicians generally conduct diagnosis of genital wartsamong men by visual examination of the genital region forchecking wart presence. Application of vinegar solution isdone by certain doctors to assist in identification oapparent, not yet risen warts. Though this form of testing isnot hundred percent accurate and at times normal skin iserroneously recognized as a wart.
 There are no regular tests for checking high-risk, cancer-causing HPV forms. But, a number of doctors are insistingthat bisexual and homosexual males that are at increasedrisk of HPV caused anal cancer to undergo routine anal paptests. During the anal Pap test, collection of cell samplesfrom the anus are taken and then examined for anomalies ina laboratory. Treatment OptionsFor asymptomatic males having
there is notreatment. As an alternative, treatment of health issueswhich are occurring due to HPV virus is done by doctors.A host of treatments could be employed for treating genitalwarts that have appeared like topical application oprescription ointments at home. Surgical excision or freezingoff the warts are performed by doctors.As genital warts could subside by themselves, hence fewdoctors discourage treating them early. Also surfacing of allwarts takes some time. Hence, in case an individualundergoes treatment for warts when they immediatelysurface could require further treatment. Treatment options for anal cancers include radiation,chemotherapy and surgical intervention. The particular formof treatment is based on the staging of cancer, its extentand metastasis.HPV Vaccine for Boys & MenGardasil vaccine has received the FDA nod to aid inpreventing genital warts (due to HPV strains 6 and 11) inmales aged 9-26 years. Gardasil has already been approvedby the FDA for use in females aged 9-26 years.Preventing HPV Spread

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