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[jamespanic]
I have been diagnosed with HPV after some unsightly warts came up.

I have had them frozen off 3 times. The first time, they disappeared and came back way worse and bigger, the second and third times did nothing.

Does anyone have experience with this? I know most people carry the virus with no symptoms but I'm really scared and embarrassed.

The doctor prescribed me a cream which costs $100. I'm considering this but don't want to spend the money if it won't work? :/
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[User Picture]From: 67words
2013-01-09 01:09 pm (UTC)

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A friend of mine used the cream. Some of them were larger so she had to go through more than one cycle of the cream (I think 8 weeks instead of 4?) she was really happy with the results and said they haven't come back so far. I can't say much, but if it were me, I'd try the cream. You might need more than one cycle, but at least you'll know during the first cycle if its working.
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-09 04:09 pm (UTC)

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First of all, SO MANY people have HPV, so don't let yourself feel totally alienated. Most people just don't know they have it is the thing. Seriously, a huge percentage of sexually active adults will contract it at some point, whether they use protection or not.

I'd try the cream. If it works it will be worth it.
[User Picture]From: mocking0jay
2013-01-09 07:08 pm (UTC)

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I got two different fucking strands. The abnormal pap type in 09 and warts last year. =/
From: saloonperfume
2013-01-09 07:22 pm (UTC)

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I have one of the high-risk strands. My cervical cells have started turning pre-cancerous :(

My ex had the warts kind, but didn't tell me until way into our sexual relationship. It's been over a year, though, and nothing, so I feel like I'm good there, provided my body isn't just waiting to surprise me.


I would just like to point out I got these even though I used protection and had only one partner at the time. I really hate how nobody knows/understands HPV, or STDS in general, really.
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2013-01-09 04:56 pm (UTC)

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someone i know burned them off w apple cider vinegar. they turn into scabs for a bit the go away now he doesnt have them at all.

good luck
[User Picture]From: mocking0jay
2013-01-09 07:09 pm (UTC)

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That's what I've read.
[User Picture]From: dudewhatthefuuu
2013-01-09 06:08 pm (UTC)

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I've had it before with no symptoms and it cleared itself up eventually. Try not to be embarrassed— it's no big deal. If you can afford the cream I'd say go ahead and use it.
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2013-01-09 06:46 pm (UTC)

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please dont feel scared or embarrassed. ive seen the stat that something like 70% of all sexually active people will have hpv at some point in their lifetime. so its extremely common and nothing to be embarrassed about. and scared - the strain of HPV that presents externally has an extremely low risk of turning into something more serious - its considered the least risky strain of hpv to have. while the treatments might be painful and its unfortunate youve had more than one round of symptoms, this is a temporary infection that you/your body will get over.

without the name of the prescription i cant look up efficacy rates. that being said, beyond freezing/acid or surgical removal (which they generally try and avoid) the cream is one of few options left. if you really want your symptoms gone, and freezing doesnt appear to be working - you might as well give it a shot as you dont have many other options.
[User Picture]From: mocking0jay
2013-01-09 07:07 pm (UTC)

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I have warts. I had them checked by OB when I was pregnant. Once I lost the pregnancy, OB rx'd me some cream...went to apply it to warts and warts were gone, so I still have the cream. And don't need it. I'd totally mail it to you. =/ I would feel awful in your situation. Sorry. Also have you tried apple cider vinegar applications? Google that.
[User Picture]From: jamespanic
2013-01-11 10:51 pm (UTC)

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I'm in Australia so not sure if you could mail it!
Hmm will look that up, thanks
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2013-01-09 07:43 pm (UTC)

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I didn't even have to read your username to know it be you writing this. :(

I heard apple cider vinegar works wonders.

I don't know if embarrassed is the right word to use. Personally I feel it be better to look at your life and your choices and make some changes.
[User Picture]From: jamespanic
2013-01-11 10:50 pm (UTC)

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What are you saying..?
I don't take kindly to being judged on the internet.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2013-01-12 12:16 am (UTC)

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Look at your past posts bb.
[User Picture]From: eveofrevolution
2013-01-09 09:30 pm (UTC)

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No advice, as my strain of HPV just produced an abnormal pap/precancerous cells which I had a procedure to remove, but that's the point of my comment. You're not alone.

Good luck!
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2013-01-10 06:12 am (UTC)

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Sorry to hear that! I hope things clear up soon for you. <3
[User Picture]From: sashayaki
2013-01-13 09:31 pm (UTC)

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This is way late, but -

I got hpv from the first boyfriend I slept with. No warts, but abnormal cells. I felt absolutely humiliated and awful. :( But I've had clean pap smears for several years and doctor said I didn't have to worry about it anymore. Most people have it and just don't know about it. Hopefully yours will

Then my last boyfriend gave me herpes... which I didn't find out until shortly after I broke up with him. =/ I just started dating someone new and told him last week. I was again so embarrassed to tell him. Gave him some information about it, and he told me he appreciated me being so open about it. I let it rest for a week, and last night when I saw him he said he didn't care - like hpv, most people have it and don't know about it.

So... just explain the facts, show how many people have it, and a lot of people will be understanding. It just sucks because so many people have no idea they probably already have it. I know it's hard, but don't feel embarrassed or scared.