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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
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

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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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
  • 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 29
30s 82
40s 42
50s 29
60s 11
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 45
Female 155

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 116
Not Diagnosed 4

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