I got BV back in 2006... they told me it was nothing and that some women get it once and it goes away, others live with it the rest of their lives on medication... that person on the medication was me. after every period i got, the BV showed up. i knew it was going to come around so i started taking my medication as soon as my period was almost over. they [prescribed me to 500mg of metronidazole. i was taking this every month . In march of 2008 i had my annual pap done.. all was good and well until i got a letter in the mail stating they found irregular cells on my cervix..this made me very worried. i was told to make an appointment for a colposcopy.. i never did which was very bad. i finally got the courage to get it done (very scared), i had the test done in November. they took 2 biopsy's told me i should boost my immune system with some folic acid and sent me on my way being scheduled for 3 weeks to come back for my results.. i went and got some folic acid and a multi vitamin and have taken them everyday since.. unfortunately something came up and i wasn't going to make my appointment, the next available appointment was yesterday.. January 29th 2009... i went in and it got very serious.... i was diagnosed with HPV.. i am only 19 years old but have been sexually active since i was 14. This information was scarey to me, though i knew very little about it.. with women under the age of 25 my doctor told me it is very likely that when taking a multi vitamin with high dose folic acid or a folic acid tablet that it will clear up on its own.. i felt much better... now that i have read all your feedbacks with BV being in common with HPV and stating that the BV went away when the HPV went away.... i actually did NOT get BV this month which was very very shocking to me since I've had it at age 16...every month... i have been strict to sex with men and men only.. but recently i met this girl who totally blows my mind, nothing has happened but i just cant help but think that all this couldnt have happened at any worse time, i had the guts to tell her before anything happened, which was courageous she said... i feel alot better i'm going in march to have my PAP done again.. hopefully it will be clear.. you guys gave me hope after saying all your thoughts and experiences... good luck to all.. i feel your pain now.
Saint Louis, Mo
Hello, I love your site and I think it is so helpful to so many people. Could you please put an ailment listing of just HPV? There seems to be some comments here and there about HPV, but not enough information about it. There are so many women and men with this and really not enough information about it. Alot of these women who seem to suffer from BV may also have HPV and not even know about it! Thank you
EC: Thank you so much the suggestion, Rose. New page has just been created.
I've suffered from BV for about three and a half months now I tried all the usual suspects, flagyl, metronidazole, in pill and gel, and nothing worked. I also around that time was diagnosed with low risk HPV. I had BV once before, a long time ago and it responded well to the antibiotic treatments, but this time, no go. I'm inclined to think that its because of my HPV, anybody else thought of this? If not, get checked for it...now to the current home remedies I'm trying...I'm doing the full 3% hydro peroxide douches, which knocks out the odor really well, but I haven't been doing it long enough to see if its making any difference, I'll keep everyone posted. I'm also doing a round of supplements, including folic acid, acidophilus bifidus capsules, as well as echinacea (more for the HPV than anything else) and alternating days with my WOmen's 1 a day supplements. I'm also looking into Goldenseal, its a little pricey, but I'll try anything at this point. Doctors are stupid and make you feel stupid, so I'll do anything not to deal with that. Hope it all works, and hope I helped, I'll keep you all posted!!!!
my name is keisha, i am 18 years old, and had BV for over a year now. i reckon i caught BV from my ex boyfriend, however doctors claim that BV is not an STD/STI. apparently men cannot get it. i have tried using ph balanced shower gels such as: nivea, folic acid tablets, cranberry juice but it only works for a while. eating sweet things makes BV much worse. apparently bv is covering a more serious health condition if it keeps on coming back such as: diabetes, pelvic inflammatory disease, or HPV which i have from my ex. so be careful who u sleep with, ladies.
Large warts on my tongue, HPV... I have had 4 or 5 flat cauliflower shaped warts in the middle of my tongue for about 5 months. I live abroad, but on a recent visit home to New Zealand I had these first checked out by a dentist and then a general doctor.(a swab was taken) The joint diagnosis HPV warts.
Yes I admit to unprotected sex including oral. I do not have warts on any other parts of my body. The strange thing with these tongue warts is that they "come and go" one day they are small..then the next day larger. I put this down to the different foods I eat during the course of the day. I live in an Asian country and spicy foods are part of my daily intake.
To the point....I DO NOT want to have them lasered or frozen off. At the same time...neither do I want the warts on my tongue. Can anyone help with advice on treating them to their eventual disappearance. Thank you so much...Peter
I have a question: I keep reading about HPV with warts, but I'm needing some information on a different strain of HPV. HPV can cause warts but some strains can cause cancer. I was diagnosed with with CIN 2, which means there are pre-cancerous cells in my cervix that may in time lead to cancer. This was caused by HPV. Before undergoing surgery to have those cells removed, I wanted to know if Hydrogen Peroxide has worked for anyone out there. I was thinking of douching with half 3% h202 and half water. I'd inhale if that'll work too. Does any one have any feedback on this working for you?
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Panama City, Fl
I was diagnosed with HPV (the kind that causes genital warts). I inhaled the peroxide for about 2 weeks, and put one cap ful of Rite Aid peroxide in a 20 ounce bottle of water. I went to the doctor for my annual in Nov, and the HPV was gone.
EC: More about the hydrogen peroxide inhalation method here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html
More about hydrogen peroxide here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide.html
Nashville, Tn, USA
Lemon essential oil worked very fast for me! I tried hydrogen peroxide, banana peels- Apple cider vinegar is great- but not for sensitive areas with thinner skin. Lemon oil had the least amount of pain with the biggest and fastest impact. Applied it twice a day for 1 week. Just rub it on and let air dry. No scar and resolved so fast. Works good on all warts! Highly recommend trying Lemon Oil first and save yourself the frustration!
I found a cure for HPV. A stage 4, progressing for years, and just gone! Melaleuca oil (tea tree) 7 drops in 4 to 5 oz of water....shake and douche. Once a month for 2 months......gone....all gone!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
I was diagnosed with HPV three years ago. I had numerous paps and a colposcopy. When they all came back positive low grade abnormal cells I had the option of leep procedure or let nature run its course. And I opted to let nature run its course. I took a multi-vitamin, vitamin C 100mg, and a garlic soft gel everyday. After 6 months my next pap came back ASCUS and then the two I have had since then have came back clear.
Seattle, Washington, Usa
Can anyone please tell me if im on the right track for reversing abnormal cells on the cervix. 2 weeks ago started on vitc 2000mg 3xday now increased to 4xday.
Lysine 500mg 3xday increased to 1000mg 4xday
cysteine and inositol 3xday
spirulina and chlorella as well as morning juicing
just started lugols 4days ago but not sure how much to take currently about 9 drops day and also taking H202 3xday
very little meat and fish
rubbing DMSO with lugols at night below the stomach
not sure if its working at all , hoping it will. any feedback greatly appreciated. thank you
I was diagnosed with High risk HPV. I had a class III pap smear/CIV, which is 1 step before cervical cancer. The gynecologist said that I no other option, but to get a Leep procedure done. This procedure actually cuts off a part of your cervix that has the abnormal cells. In my case it was more than 1/4 of my cervix that would need to be removed. I was told that the only issue for me after the surgery would be if I wanted to have a baby I would possibly have a high risk pregnancy with a risk of going into early delivery because of a weak and shortened cervix. For me, this was unacceptable.
I asked my doctor to find an alternative treatment to this invasive surgery and his response was, "you have no other options. You must have this surgery. If you wait any longer it will turn into cancer. You don't have the option to go have think about it. You have to have the surgery. " He scheduled me to come in to have the surgery within a few days. However, intuitively I knew better.
I started doing research about alternative options to treat my condition. I found a naturopath in my area who treated HPV, both cancerous and non cancerous strains. Her method was to perform an Escarotic. I went in 2 times a week for 6 weeks. She applied a mixture of herbs to my cervix which over time destroyed the abnormal cells and allowed for new normal cells to grow. She also had me on a regimen of high doses of Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Green Tea Tablets, an Anti HPV Tincture (mixture of various herbs), and Dim which regulates hormones naturally and encourages healthy cells growth. I was also taking liquid oxygen in my water to alkalize my blood, which creates a cancer resistant environment in the body. We waited a bit over 2 months after the treatment to do a re pap. Thankfully it came back normal. And is still normal 1 year later. I have gone every 3 months for the past year and have had 100% normal pap smears. I still take the vitamin regimen, but at a lower dosage. I hope this information helps others with the similar condition and know that surgery is not the only option. Wishing you love and health.
Los Angeles, Ca
Los Angeles, Ca
West Los Angeles, Ca
Las Vegas, Nv
Los Angeles, Ca
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, Ca
I haven't tried this yet, I'm waiting for my AHCC to come in the mail.
I thought I'd copy this article from Dr. Mercola's site for everyone to read in case they haven't seen it yet.
Shiitake Mushroom Extract May Eliminate HPV Infection
The new study, which was presented at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, involved a shiitake mushroom extract known as active hexose correlated compound, or AHCC. It's often sold as a nutritional supplement for boosting immune function.
Ten women with HPV were given the mushroom extract. Three of the women took the extract daily for three months and eliminated the virus completely. They remained clear of HPV even one month later. Two other women taking the extract had declining levels of HPV, so they are continuing to take the substance for up to six months.2
The five remaining women, meanwhile, were assigned to take the extract for less than three months, which proved not long enough to clear the infection. The researchers are hopeful that all of the women will respond after six months of treatment. The study's lead investigator, Judith Smith, PharmD, told Medscape Medical News:
"Now we know that we need to give it at least 6 months to realize the full effect… This study confirms our preclinical findings, that it can eradicate HPV… We would also like to investigate at some point if AHCC can actually prevent infection, or prevent re-infection… We'd like to see if it can help build up the immune system to the point of resisting infection with HPV."
Interestingly, Dr. Smith has had inquiries from people asking if the mushroom extract might work to clear up genital warts caused by HPV as well. Since the extract has no side effects, she suggested they could go ahead and try it.
At least several people have confirmed so far that their lesions cleared up and have not returned.3 In addition to immune-boosting effects, shiitake mushrooms also demonstrate antiviral (including HIV, hepatitis, and the "common cold") activity, which explains why they may be a near-perfect natural treatment for HPV.
I am an avid follower of herbalist, Susun Weed. To combat HPV she recommends St. John's Wort, as it is a potent antiviral.
This summer I was able to harvest wild St. John's Wort from around my hometown and make my own tincture. I recently had an outbreak, so decided to use the tincture both internally and externally.
Externally: I dipped a q tip into the tincture and held it on the wort for a about two minutes. I did this twice a day for two days.
Internally: I took two dropperfuls of tincture in a glass of water 4 times a day.
I am now on day three and the wort is virtually gone. It has completely flattened, and is just still slightly pink. I will continue until it is fully removed.
I plan to continue to take St. John's Wort Tincture internally daily to help fight the virus from within.
To Make the Tincture:
I harvested the blossoms only of the St. John's Wort plant on a sunny, dry day, filled a mason jar with them (Susun says that the plant material in the jar should be packed with the density of a "fairy mattress". Fairly dense with a little bit of give) and poured 100 proof vodka over them. Left the Tincture to steep for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, I strained out the plant material and transferred the bright red liquid into a large amber medicine bottle for storage. I poured a smaller amount into one of my recycled amber tincture bottles for current use.
I found what I think are two strains of genital hpv on my body 2 weeks ago. ACV took care of one of the strains (mole looking warts). But nothing I was doing seemed to affect the other warts (they were more developed and clusteted). I applied ACV to the clusters a few times a day (painful) and kept the area saturated in castor oil with a large oversized "cotton oval". I noticed almost no difference in the clusters after a week of these treatments...
SO.... I added a few drops of Thieves oil to the castor soaked cotton ball. I made sure to distribute this small amount through the oil as evenly as possible. I totally soak the cotton and sometimes add another layer before applying to the warts. I keep this on overnight and as much as I can during the day (while I'm home). You should not feel any sensation from the thieves oil. If you do than you have used too much oil or have not distributed it through the castor oil evenly.
I am writing this now only 3 days after trying the thieves oil. And the clustered warts have almost entirely disappear. Any brand of the thieves oil recipe may work, but I would only trust food grade oils to use internally or for sensitive genital regions.