Human papillomavirus removal
Is one of the unpleasant scourges of modern dermatology
Papillomas are called papillary “growths” on human skin. Among them are a papilloma virus caused by HPV. Among the variety of papilloma’s they are especially dangerous for our health because they can to turn into a cancer. The disease affects both women and men.
What is HPV?
HPV – is the abbreviation of human papillomavirus. This virus is very diverse, it is now known more than 100 of its species. Wherein some of them are more likely to affect the human urogenital tract, while others affect the skin.
How takes place HPV infection?
Typically, the virus enters the body through small skin or mucous micro damages. Source of infection is an infected person (the human with obvious symptoms of infection or virus carrier, whose manifestations of infection may be minimal). The main method of transmission – is sexual. However, the virus can also be found in saliva, so the virus can be transmitted with a kiss. Men who are infected the virus is most often localised on the skin of the glans penis, scrotum, perineal skin, on the eve of the urethra. In women, the virus often localizes on the skin of the external genitalia, and, most importantly, on the mucous membrane of genitals, including cervix. It is also possible localisation in the mouth, pharynx, in the urethra and bladder mucosa up to the renal pelvis mucosa kidney.
How dangerous is the HPV virus?
HPV infection is one of the most common STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). The virus is highly contagious. In the presence of the virus in pregnant women are at high risk of infection of the fetus in utero or during birth. HPV-infection is dangerous to human life. Medical research suggests that the HPV virus is detected in almost all cases of cervical cancer. In almost half of the cases shows cancer urogenital localization. In other words, HPV virus is often a cause of cancer. Science know types of HPV low (6, 11, 42, 43 and 44), medium (31, 33, 35, 51, 52, 58) and high (16, 18, 45, 56) carcinogenicity. One patient may be infected with a single or several HPV types at once.
How common is human papillomavirus?
According to studies in recent years, one in three women who are sexually active infected with the HPV virus. Visible cervical lesions caused by the human papilloma virus are detected in 20-40% of women. The prevalence of urogenital tract lesions are similar to man. The most commonly detected HPV in men and women aged 18 to 45 years.
What are the symptoms of human papillomavirus infection?
The most common HPV infection manifests itself in the emergence of the urogenital area typical of papilloma’s. The onset of clinical manifestations can occur not immediately after infection. The incubation period of HPV is rather long and can be up to a year or even more, which seriously complicates timely diagnosis of the disease. Because of its pyramid-like shape papilloma were called “genital condyloma”. However, different types of the virus cause different shaped skin lesions, such as warts and mucosal dysplasia and so on.
How to treat HPV?
HPV virus multiplies in the so-called basal layer of the epidermis. In other words, if we just remove the wart, it will grow back. Infected skin cells can both actively proliferate, and contain a virus in the “dormant” state. Medical products for the cure of the HPV virus does not currently exist.
To remove genital warts is possible only by removing the basal layer of the epidermis, containing the virus replicates. In Vitaclinika it is possible with the use of modern laser, allowing vaporize the affected cells up to the basal layer of the skin and mucous membranes.
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Removing genital warts in Vitaclinika
In Vitaclinika HPV virus will be removed with modern laser equipment in comfortable and modern operating room and specially organized ventilation that eliminates the spread of the virus. The procedure can be done after dermatologist reception and tests. Depending on the extent of damage and the number of lesions procedure will last from 30 to 90 minutes. For the comfort of the patient procedure performed under local anesthesia. After the procedure, the patient can go to normal activities. After 10 days patient must come to check to doctor.
Vitaclinika have experience of laser removal of HPV since 2002, allowing us to call yourself the most experienced clinic in Estonia.