Discrete Testing for HPV in London
At Broadgate GP, we offer discrete and confidential HPV testing in London. All testing is carried out at a time that suits you and testing and results will be kept confidential. There’s no need to use your real name or even tell your own GP. Call 020 7638 4330 to arrange a discrete appointment.
The genital human papilloma virus is more commonly known as HPV and is one of the most commonly transmitted sexually transmitted infections in the UK. HPV commonly infects the genitals of both men and women in the form of genital warts.
Although it can cause problems with the mouth and throat. At Broadgate GP, we offer discrete and fully confidential testing for HPV. We’ll ensure all testing and results are carried discretely and at a time that suit you. Book a discrete and confidential appointment with Broadgate GP
Who’s At Risk Of Catching HPV?
There are over 40 types of HPV, some can clear up on their own, some display no symptoms and other forms can lead to serious health complications when they aren’t treated. Any person who is sexually active is at risk of contracting the human papilloma virus.
HPV is so common that most people have contracted it at some point in their life and haven’t realised. From cold sores to genital warts, HPV comes in many forms. HPV is commonly confused with other infections.
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How Is HPV Transmitted?
HPV is one of the easiest infections to transmit from person to person. The infection can pass through simple skin to skin contact. One of the most common ways for HPV or genital warts to spread is through sexual intercourse.
This can be through oral sex, anal sex or just through contact with infected genitals. Due to the lack of symptoms that HPV shows, it can easily be spread from person to person; without either party realising they have the infection.
What Are The Symptoms of HPV?
Although most forms of HPV display no symptoms, it’s important to know what the symptoms of HPV are. When symptoms are left untreated it can lead to serious health conditions such as cervical cancer in women. Some of the most common HPV symptoms include:
- Genital Warts – Around the genitals of both men and women
- Common Warts – There can appear on the hands
- Plantar Warts – Plantar warts are hard, grainy and usually appear on the feet
- Flat Warts – Slightly raised lesions that are darker than the skin and will appear on the face
How Would I Know If I Have HPV?
Knowing if you have HPV will depend on the type of infection you have. Around 9/10 infections disappear without showing any symptoms or causing any serious health problems. However people who have HPV that sticks around can lead to severe health issue when left untreated.
If you display any symptoms of HPV or if you think you’ve been in contact with someone that might have the human papilloma virus or genital warts then be sure to book an appointment at a sexual health clinic. All appointments are discrete and information is 100% confidential.
What Are The Risk Factors For HPV Infection?
• Amount of Sexual Partners – The more sexual partners you have the more likely it is you’ll contract some form of HPV.
• Age – Common forms of HPV will typically affect children. Whereas more serious forms are likely most likely to occur in adults who are sexually active.
• Weakened Immune System – Anyone who has a weakened immune system is at greater risk of contracting the human papilloma virus.
• Damaged Skin – Areas of the skin that are damaged or broken are more likely to develop warts.
• Personal Contact – Touching warts directly or coming into contact with surfaces where infected skin has touched can increase the risk of infection.
When left untreated HPV can lead to a number of more serious health complications relating to the mouth it’s respiratory processes. In the most serious of cases and especially in women HPV can lead to cervical cancer. Although men might be at risk of other forms of cancer.
Effective Genital Wart & HPV Treatment in London
There is no direct treatment for the human papilloma virus, however there are treatments available for the problems that the virus causes such as genital warts. At Broadgate GP, we offer effective treatments for the problems that HPV causes.
All treatment in regards to genital warts or any other form of warts can be prescribed by us. All appointments and treatments are discrete and 100% confidential to ensure our patients privacy is kept. Book your appointment online or give us a call and one of our friendly team will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.