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I have Crohn's Disease and I also have HPV. I have had the HPV treated numerous times, but it keeps coming back. I have it in my mouth as well as other places, and I really don't know what to do. I have had it removed from my mouth and tongue before, but it is very persistent. Is there any way to effectively treat the oral HPV without surgical procedures while having my immune system suppressed because of the Crohn's treatment? I'm currently single, and I feel like I need to stay that way to protect others. I don't want to stay single, and I'm feeling very hopeless in regards to this situation.
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replied September 14th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you are on immunosuppressive agents for treatment of Crohn’s Disease, then it is difficult to keep HPV outbreaks at bay. You can discuss about other options of treatment with your gynecologist and gastroenterologist for managing the two problems. You can also consider searching for partner already affected by HPV (men are usually asymptomatic even if they carry the infection and it hardly causes severe problems in men). Be in regular follow-up with your gynecologist and report any unusual/new symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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