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can you be infected with multiple strains of hpv at once?

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can you be infected with multiple strains of hpv at once?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
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Yes, it is possible but seldom seen.
Usually one can get infected with a strain and clear it up and then get another strain. Sometimes, infection with two different strains overlap each other as well depending upon the rate of clearance of infection, the immunity of the person infected and disease activity.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

is hpv wart removal painful?

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the reply.

Not very much, depends on your tolerance level for pain.
If it is to be done surgically then it is done under local anesthesia and the local anesthesia is injected in the area around the wart. An experienced surgeon will inject it with a small calibre needle like a 27 G needle in one area and once the area is completely anesthesized only then s/he will inject again, this time going through the numb area.
Once, numb the removal is pain free.
But yes, post removal pain does occur but is usually well controlled with oral pain killers.
If it is done by chemical cauterization, then it can be done under local anesthesia too.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

what is the likelihood my body will clear the infection even after I have had warts?

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
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It depends on the strain of the virus and your immunity. Young healthy men under 30 yeasrs of age who have low risk HPV strains are very likely to clear the virus.
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