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Understanding HPV

HPV VACCINE of is written on a bottle with the background of a doctor with a syringe Women who have questions about their HPV diagnosis and the management of this condition will want to work with the team at Northwest Women’s Center to discuss their needs. Our providers in Houston, TX want to ensure women have the information they need receive a proper and definitive diagnosis of their condition and discuss the best way to address the issue with treatment.

What is HPV?

HPV stands for “human papillomavirus.” Many patients don’t even realize that they have it. This condition is sexually transmitted and is typically harmless. It can go away without any symptoms or may result in the formation of genital warts that might require treatment. Some forms of HPV may also be responsible for cervical cancer, which is why it is vital that women have regular Pap smears and cervical evaluations to look for the early signs.

How can I treat genital warts from HPV?

Women who develop genital warts due to this condition will want to work with a doctor to find a solution. There are over 100 different strains of HPV that can be spread through skin-to-skin contact. HPV can also be transmitted to a baby during childbirth. Genital warts associated with HPV may be treated with prescription or over-the-counter medications, though some patients may need some help to remove them through certain procedures such as burning or freezing of the warts. If you have genital warts, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor at Northwest Women’s Center about your treatment options and the most appropriate method of addressing this condition to restore your quality of life.

Is there a cure for HPV?

At this point in time, there is no cure for HPV, though there are vaccines that can be used in teenagers and young adults to help prevent the spread of HPV between partners.

Schedule a visit at Northwest Women’s Center today

Houston, TX women who are interested in finding out more about HPV can call (281) 444-3440 to request an appointment at 13215 Dotson Road, Ste. #200. The practice is open to new patients and continues to provide a wide range of services for women in the community and surrounding cities.

New to our practice and want to schedule an appointment? Contact us by calling our office.

 

For existing patients, please contact us through the Patient Portal.
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