Resources for our patients
Check here to find more information about products or books your provider might have recommended.
This is not an exhaustive list of everything that might help, just a quick, curated place to start.
We've provided shopping links for your convenience but you may also be able to find these products at your local store or pharmacy.
HPV and Abnormal Paps
How to take care of yourself
HPV is very common and 80% of people will be exposed to the virus at some time in their lives. HPV can cause abnormal pap smears, genital warts, and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. It can also cause throat cancer and anal cancers in both men and women and penile cancer in men.
We sometimes recommend Indole-3-carbinol (200mg twice a day) which has been shown to help your body clear HPV, though it is not approved by the FDA for that.
For sexual intimacy
Many women experience dryness or problems with sufficient lubrication for comfortable sex. We recommend water-based lubricants for use with condoms or silicone-based lubricants if you are not using condoms.