NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

HPV Specialist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical has extensive expertise in identifying and managing HPV infections, helping women throughout the New York City area get the treatment they need for their symptoms, including providing state-of-the-art treatment of warts associated with the human papillomavirus so patients feel more confident about their sexual and overall health.

HPV Q & A

What is human papillomavirus, or HPV?

HPV is a family of about 100 common viruses, some of which have been linked with an increased risk for cervical cancer and the development of genital warts. HPV is so common, nearly every man and women will come in contact with the virus during their lives. In most cases, the body's immune system successfully removes the virus from the body and no symptoms are even felt. But some types of HPV are stubborn, remaining in the body. Often, these infections are detected with a Pap test and can be treated with medication. Some types of HPV transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral sex cannot be eliminated, but their symptoms, such as warts, can be managed.

How can I tell if I've been infected with HPV?

HPV is most commonly diagnosed with a routine Pap test that uses a small sample of cervical cells to look for changes that are associated with viral infection. Another common diagnostic technique is colposcopy, an in-office exam that uses magnification and a special solution applied to the cervix and vagina to look for abnormal cells. In addition to visual and microscopic examination, there is also a DNA test that can be used to evaluate cells for the presence of HPV. To date, there is no blood test to identify HPV infection.

How is HPV treated?

When the immune system is unable to clear the virus on its own, there are treatments that can help manage symptoms, including prescription creams to treat warts and minimally-invasive procedures to remove warts. Each treatment is based on the patient's specific needs for optimal results.

Can I spread HPV to another person?

Yes, HPV is infectious, and you'll need to discuss ways to prevent transmission during your office visit.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

    Melissa W.
  • Yelp

    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

    Kara H.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

    Ann T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

    Stacey F.
  • Yelp

    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

    Johanna P.
  • Yelp

    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
  • Yelp

    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
  • Yelp

    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

    Verified Patient
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