The HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is very common, and according to Dr. Rania Ibrahim, at least 50% of people who are sexually active will contract the infection at some point in their lives, yet many will not know it and experience no symptoms.
Whether symptoms occur or not is sometimes dependent on the type of HPV virus a person has contracted. There are over 100 types of HPV infections, some of which are linked to genital warts, which may not be visible.
Some types of HPV infection are linked to cervical and other types of cancers. In some cases, no warts or other symptoms ever become visible, but some produce warts that can be found on other areas of the body such as your hands or feet.
Many people who contract a genital HPV infection will get rid of it without treatment and never experience health problems from it. But the longer the virus stays in the body, the higher your risk of developing more serious health conditions such as cervical or anal cancer.
Symptoms of the HPV Infection
The HPV virus thrives in mucous tissues, such as those found in the vaginal area or on the skin. If genital warts appear, it’s a sign of the presence of an HPV infection. Genital warts are varied in appearance – they can be raised or flat and pink or flesh-colored – and some are even shaped like cauliflower. In some cases, only a single wart appears, while at other times multiple warts pop up. They can be small or large and can be found on the anus, cervix, groin or thigh.
Genital warts can appear weeks or even months after sexual contact with a person infected with an HPV infection. Some types of genital HPV infection are linked to cancer of the cervix, vulva or anus. If infection occurs with one of these HPV virus types, precancerous changes can take place in the tissue cells without causing any symptoms.
If you feel that you may have an HPV infection and you need a caring and experienced female OB-GYN then please don’t hesitate to call the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in The Woodlands, TX.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
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Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Houston Methodist Hospital the Woodlands, Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands.