Ulcerative Colitis AND HPV?
Yes and I am female - 11.8% - 2 votes
Yes and I am Male - 11.8% - 2 votes
No but HAVE NOT been tested for HPV - 29.4% - 5 votes
No and HAVE been tested for HPV - 41.2% - 7 votes
No but have a different STD - 5.9% - 1 votes
Posted 1/26/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -7)
Have you been tested for the HPV virus or taken Guardasil?
Posted 1/26/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -7)
I have never been tested or had the vaccine. I have had very few partners and have only had sex w/o a condom with my husband, so I'd be very surprised to find out I have it. A cousin of mine has it, however, but does not have UC.
I do not think there is any connection.
Why do you?
Editing to add: never mind about my questions; I saw your other post.
Posted 1/26/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -7)
I was diagnosed before I was sexually active and I got the gardisil shot prior to starting college.
Posted 1/26/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -7)
Usually at 30 you get a DNA probe for HPV with your yearly pap.
The HPV DNA test is not recommended for screening women younger than age 30 because infections with HPV are relatively common in this age group and often resolve without treatment or complications. However, it may be used as a follow-up test in women who are 21 years or older and who have certain abnormal results on a Pap smear known as "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance"
It is possible to have had it in the past and test negative if it's resolved on its own.
Posted 1/26/2011 2:30 PM (GMT -7)
I was pregnant when I turned 30, so maybe that's why they didn't test me. I've never had an abnormal pap, though, and I've gone every year since I was 17, because my mom had ovarian cancer.
Posted 1/26/2011 2:40 PM (GMT -7)
I had one abnormal pap at the 30 year check. I was actually happy to have abnormal and not HPV. A lingering HPV infection is not a great sign as far as I know from my limited reading. I went back and got rechecked 6 months later and it was normal again. She said it was probably due to a mild inftection of the cervix. I used metrgel for a week... I've had them every year too and only had that one abnormal.
I hope your mom is ok now.
Posted 1/26/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -7)
This connection does not really make sense to me. HPV is rampant in the rectums of gay men. That is a fact born out by research; you can google it yourself if you don't believe me. If there were a connection with UC, you could expect UC to affect a high number of gay men. As far as I know, that's not the case.
Posted 1/26/2011 6:45 PM (GMT -7)
Yep, unfortunately I have HPV and UC. The only connection that I think is between the two is that I had my first abnormal pap after starting 6mp. I know that I was exposed between 10-13 years ago and it's laid dormant until just last fall. I wonde if my immunosuppression gave my hpv a chance to attack my cervix. I have only had one abnormal pap which was last fall. Colposcopy showed CIN1 but since I'm stillnon 6mp, I doubt my body will naturally fight off the virus and dysplasia.
I will find out in April. I must say that it is stressful because now not only do I I need to worry about colon/rectal cancer from my pancolitis but also rectal cancer from the hpv. Awesomeness. Makes be want everything removed...uterus, cervix, colon, rectum, and anus with a permanent ostomy. I feel like a ticking time bomb of cancer. Maybe that is dramatic and for now I will just get checked out often for abnormal cells.
Whew, I normally just lurk! Thanks for listening to my long winded whine!
Posted 1/26/2011 6:47 PM (GMT -7)
***oops, I meant to say Anal cancer from hpv. :)
Posted 1/27/2011 1:45 AM (GMT -7)
Hi I had dysplasia cells in my cervix, found by a pap smear.. I had them lasered out and then a dnc. I am due to be re tested for the cells again. I have had ulcerative colitis for 11 years now. Maybe we are a little higher at risk because of the drugs we take but i don't know.. I have alot of problems with my periods and now the pill. But this has only been since i was diagnosed with UC. Seems strange to me I feel they maybe related but never asked.
Posted 1/27/2011 6:22 AM (GMT -7)
No, and I have been tested
Posted 1/27/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -7)
How did any guys post that they had HPV? How does a guy find out that he has HPV? I have also been suspicious of some type of sexual relationship to UC. I got mono for the first time shortly after becoming sexually active...
HPV is definitely nasty stuff and I feel that the media and the establishment never really tells the truth about it.
Posted 12/10/2019 1:52 PM (GMT -7)
A guy could know he had HPV if he had symptoms like warts show up. There is no way to test men though if they don't have symptoms.
Bobella -- Are you still around? If so, what ended up happening with your HPV? I also have it. My rectal surgeon told me it's more common for people with IBD to have HPV symptoms show up in their rectums versus the general population. Also, she said being on prednisone can make symptoms reappear due to the immune system being suppressed. I have no noticeable symptoms and only found out I had it from a routine colonoscopy and from my regular check-ups with the colon and rectal surgeon. I am worried it will keep coming back now since I recently started taking Imuran and Humira. I just hoped to find someone else who dealt with this same issue because I can't find much online about it. Mine first was found in 2015. I had surgery to remove the lesions in August 2015, and they did not come back until this summer.
Posted 12/11/2019 2:23 AM (GMT -7)
I think herpes and UC is far more of a problem than HPV and herpes.
Posted 12/11/2019 1:08 PM (GMT -7)
Ok. I don't have herpes, thank god. It's hard to find much online about people who had HPV show up in their rectum. :/ I guess most people probably never even know. I just happened to know since I had a colonoscopy.