Human papillomavirus infection

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What is human papillomavirus infection?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease of which some types can cause warts (verrucae), while others can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women or cancers of the anus and penis in men.

Common symptoms reported by people with human papillomavirus infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with human papillomavirus infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Radical hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2

Data from patients with human papillomavirus infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with human papillomavirus infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog constant hunger 6 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
hallucinations insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Folic Acid Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for human papillomavirus infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
accidental overdose joint swelling 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Radical hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for human papillomavirus infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization abdominal discomfort 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Aldara)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
for human papillomavirus infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with human papillomavirus infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has human papillomavirus infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 30
30s 84
40s 46
50s 31
60s 13
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 47
Female 164

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 123
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from HPV patients who have completed their condition history
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