Patients suffering from HPV need skilled care to determine the exact virus causing the symptoms. The urogynecologists at UroGyn Specialists of Florida provide diagnosis and treatment for Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee residents in Florida.
The human papilloma virus, commonly referred to as HPV, is a virus that causes skin and mucous membrane infections. There are many different kinds of HPV, about 30 of which get transferred through genital to genital contact. Some types of HPV are spread through touch, or even through things like the sharing of towels. The sexually transmitted HPVs are the most dangerous types.
Yes, HPV is the most common kind of sexually transmitted infection in the United States today. Many people have HPV and are never aware of it, which leads to spreading it to others who may be similarly unaware.
Genital warts are the main sign of HPV. The warts may be large, small, raised, flat, or even cauliflower-shaped. Warts may be pink or may blend in with the rest of the skin. The warts may appear anywhere on the genitals and can even occur on the upper thigh, anus or cervix. The warts may not appear directly after contact with an HPV-infected person — it can take several weeks or even several months. It is also possible to be infected with HPV with no noticeable symptoms at all.
Yes, some kinds of HPV are associated with cancer. This includes cervical cancer, anal cancer and cancer of the vulva.
HPV can be detected with a Pap smear and the HPV test. These are the only tests that can detect the presence of the abnormal cells that are present in the most dangerous types of HPV. Patients should be tested periodically and should be sure to let their urogynecologist know if they are experiencing any new symptoms. Some of the symptoms to watch for can include lower back pain, pain during urination, bleeding outside of menstruation and painful sexual intercourse.
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Billing & Insurance
Referrals are needed for the following insurances:
- FHHS Rosen (every six months)
- Wellcare (yearly)
UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.