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Bumps or grows in the skin? – Human papillomavirus Symptoms Checker

 

Human papillomavirus infection affects the skin and mucous membranes in the body. Besides, it is the leading cause of cervical cancer in the United States and worldwide.

Several types of Human papillomavirus (HPV) exist, more than one hundred. And it is possible to have more than one at the same time. This latter situation’s higher risk is for people who have many sexual partners and had a previous HPV infection.

As you may imagine, this disease is a sexually transmitted infection. Therefore, people pass this HPV infection by either vaginal or anal sex and sharing sex toys. It is also possible to pass the infection through oral sex, although rarer. Most people who pass the disease do not even have symptoms; that is why it is so difficult to stop the spread of this infection.

The symptoms of the disease would vary depending on the site it is affecting, which are multiple. That is why doctors divide this infection into anogenital, nonanogenital mucous, and nongenital skin disease. Each one will have its own manifestations and possible complications.

Some HPV has a predilection for infecting the skin like in the foot’s sole and hands, while other viruses mucous membranes, including the mouth and overall respiratory tract. Then, the anogenital disease could affect the vagina, penis, anus, and vulva, which is the more common to happen.

One of the worse possible outcomes for the HPV infection is women developing cervical cancer. It is the third most common cancer in women and a leading cause of death, although mostly in developing countries. Its prevention is possible through screening because symptoms exist, but most women do not show them.

Conversely, the infection with HPV is just the beginning because having this virus does not mean that someone will get cancer immediately. For example, there are virus’ strains that are more associated with cancer than others. Also, risk factors like tobacco smoking or risky sexual behavior, among others, will further increase that risk.

This tool is a Human papillomavirus Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this infection.

The genital warts are bumps or grow in the skin because of HPV infection. Luckily, this type of skin lesion specifically, most of the time, will not represent a further risk for the patient’s life. Doctors treat it either with drugs or surgery to remove them. However, sometimes it could be difficult to differentiate these humps from other skin lesions; hence, sometimes testing patients is necessary.

Importantly, HPV infection, as we saw, could mean for a woman developing cervical cancer. Besides, it also has a strong association with anal cancer and several other types as vaginal, vulvar, mouth, and throat cancer. So, identifying and screening patients with HPV infection is a must to prevent further risk.

This tool aims to identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors for HPV infection through well-elaborated questions. It will tell anybody who uses it the likelihood of their symptoms being because of this infection.

Keep in mind that this tool does not replace a doctor’s visualization of the skin lesion or HPV tests. Yet, it truly represents an estimation according to risk factors and symptoms of having this infection. It could result positively, too, if the person who answers the question has strong risk factors for HPV infection.

Using this tool is free and would only take a few minutes. Stay safe.

  • Question of

    Are you between fifteen and twenty-four years old?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you are a female?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have been diagnosed with warts or human papillomavirus infection in the past?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have smoked than one hundred cigarettes throughout your life?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Nowadays, do you smoke at least one cigarette per day?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have more than two different sexual partners a year?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you use condom protection every time you are going to have sex with someone new?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you are a male that has sex with males? (If female click no)

    • Yes
    • No
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    Female or male, click yes if you tend to be receptive while on anal sex.

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have taken oral contraceptives for more than five years? (If male click no)

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have been diagnosed with HIV infection?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with a disease like LUPUS or Rheumatoid arthritis that requires you to take long-term treatments like steroids or any other drug your doctor told you that would suppress your immune system?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have had sex with someone new without a condom in the last three months?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Does your work require you to handle meat, poultry, or fish with your hands?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have skin bumps (warts) that look like the ones in the photo shown but in your vagina, vulva, penis or anus?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have skin bumps (warts) that look like the ones in the photo shown but in your vagina, vulva, penis or anus?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do those warts or bumps cause you severe pain?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do those warts itch?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have had sex with someone that has been diagnosed with HPV or that had genital bumps/warts like the one you just saw?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you bleed through your anus when you evacuate?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have an abnormal sensation of a mass within your anus?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a wart that looks like the one in the photo below (cauliflower-like) in your mouth?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have problems when swallowing?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you have a skin lesion that looks like the one in the photo in your hands, fingers, feet, or knees?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a skin lesion that looks like the one in the photo in your hands or face?

    • Yes
    • No
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    If female, do you have between thirty and sixty-five years old and have more than three years without a cytology or pap smear? (If male click no)

    • Yes
    • No
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    If female, do you have between thirty and sixty-five years old and have more than six years without a cytology or pap smear? (If male click no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, do you have between thirty and sixty-five years old and have more than ten years without a cytology or pap smear? (If male click no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have abdominal pain or a fullness sensation below your belly button?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, do you bleed between menstruations? (If male click no)

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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