How long doesit take for an outbreak of HPV?

by Rachel on August 17, 2011

I have HVP and I was just wondering when the first outbreak will show?

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zoofoo August 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

HPV is Human Papilloma Virus and is not transmitted between two people. It is something you are born with. Most women show symptoms of it during their late teens. It can be found during your gynocological visit with a simple PAP test. All it means is that you have cells on your cervix that are pre-cancerous. It does not mean you have cancer! Now, on the other hand, if you talking about the Herpes Virus? That is not HPV. If you are sexually active and have not had a PAP test or visited your DR. I urge you to get checked. This is a virus that shows no symptoms until it turns into cancer. On the other hand, if you are talking about the Herpes virus, you may never show signs. Most people break out with it within four days of exposure. Everyone should also know that you CAN GET HERPES WHEN THE PERSON YOU SLEEP WITH DOESN’T HAVE ANY SIGNS OF AN OUTBREAK! This has been a myth for many years and has just been recently proven. So, be careful everyone and wrap the rascall! It could save you a lot of pain in the end!

Alli August 18, 2011 at 12:23 am

You might never get genital warts.

In order to get genital warts you have to have a kind of HPV that can cause them (there are over 120 different kinds of HPV). Were you specifically diagnosed with a kind that can cause genital warts?

Genital warts can take several months and sometimes even years to show up. Some people will never get them.

I have had HPV for 6 years. I didn’t develop warts till about a year ago. It took 5 years for mine to show up!

fxysxysrkly August 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

Genital warts are light pink, cauliflower-like growths that appear on the external genitalia (sex organs) of the male and female. The usual locations are the penis, scrotum, vagina, and anus. In the female, warts may be found inside the vagina or on the cervix (mouth of the uterus). In the male the warts may be inside the penis and may not be noticeable. There may be only 1, 2 or several warts present. Sometimes the warts cause itching or may bleed. Anal warts may be mistaken for hemorrhoids. The warts generally will appear 3 weeks to 6 months after direct exposure to the virus.

Genital warts may grow larger or even leave without any treatment. Since this is a sexually transmitted infection, you can give the genital warts to your sex partner during intercourse. It is very important to use condoms (male or female) each time you have intercourse. People may also spread the virus to other parts of the body with their hands. A pregnant woman with genital warts can pass them on to her baby during childbirth, however this is rare. Women with a history of genital warts are at increased risk for cervical cancer.

There are several different treatments for genital warts, which your health care provider can discuss with you. These treatments include medications, freezing, laser, or surgical removal. Sometimes warts can be stubborn to treat and they may grow back. The HPV virus always remains in the body; there is not currently a “cure” for this virus. You should keep the infected area clean and dry, wear cotton underwear, avoid sexual contact while the warts are present, limit the number of sex partners, tell your partner(s) that you have HPV, and make sure to get regular Pap Smears if you are a female. Condom usage with every intercourse helps to lower the chance of infections in the future.

JLee August 18, 2011 at 1:28 am

you may never have a wart outbreak…not all strains of the virus cause outbreaks.

tarnishedsilverheart August 18, 2011 at 1:40 am

Sunshine if you were diagnosed with HPV then it was probably through your PAP test finding abnormal cell changes of the cervix. A second test was done after finding these abnormal cells and it showed you were positive for high risk HPV types of the cervix. The approved HPV test only looks for high risk HPV types and the test is only looking for cell changes of the cervix.

Your PAP test is not looking for abnormal cells changes of the vulva.

Vulva or genital warts are usually due to low risk HPV types.

We can carry both low risk and high risk HPV types.

You may never show visual warts or at some time down the road you could show visual warts. You may acquire other HPV types with a new sex partner.

I have been positive six years high risk HPV types of the vaginal cuff and the vulva.

Two LEEP’s and one vulva excision and used 5 FU

mexico2uk August 18, 2011 at 2:09 am

”HPV is Human Papilloma Virus and is not transmitted between two people. It is something you are born with. Most women show symptoms of it during their late teens. It can be found during your gynocological visit with a simple PAP test. ”

This is completely wrong information, no offense but do your homework first. You are not born with HPV, it is sexually transmitted and it cannot always be found with a PAP test!!! Not all women show symptoms during their whole life, or it could be years until they do.

ki toy August 18, 2011 at 2:36 am

No this is an ACQUIRED virus. You are not born with HPV. You sleep with one person and they pass the virus along. It attaches itself and then carries itself. Anyway. There is no HOW LONG to this. It all depends on what sstrain of HPV and your body and how it interacts with HPV. Dont stress yourself with this because IT MAY JUST SHOW from stress. Take care of yourself, no smoking etc…

Zoivic August 18, 2011 at 2:50 am

Stop wondering when the outbreak will show. You will be the first to know.

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