Symptoms of HPV include genital warts, common skin warts, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, lower back pain, discomfort during sex and painful urination. However, often times there are no symptoms for HPV or cervical cancer so you should get tested regularly. In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains what you can expect at the doctor’s office.
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