I'm pretty sure I have oral HPV, probably low and high risk. I have the following:
Burning in mouth
A lot of phlegm
Sometimes feels like something is stuck in throat
Warts on lips
There is no FDA approved test, but you can take Orarisk offered by some dentists and QuestDiagnostics and some places do an oral swab test similar to a pap smear. I think an ENT might be able to help you with the swab test if you request one.
I hope you don't have it. But if you think you can do, I recommend regular check ups with an ENT and cancer screenings, since oral cancer is the main concern. It seems like that's the only thing you can do, find the cancer as early as possible if it occurs (which I pray it doesn't).
Best wishes. Take care and protect yourself and partners from now on.
A lot of times, though, I've read that Oral HPV is asymptomatic, so a lot of people do not know they are infected unless there are warts (which are usually caused by low risk HPV-non cancer causing HPV). However, as they always say, HPV infection normally clears up on its own in about 2 years. To summarize:
2. Warts - lips, mouth, tongue, throat
Possible symptoms I've heard about from around the web:
1. Excess phlegm
2. Feeling of something in throat
3. Hoarseness in voice (caused by warts on voicebox)
5. Burning in mouth
6. Persistent sore throat
Oral HPV Tests:
1. No FDA approved test
2. Orarisk - noninvasive salivary test that identifies hpv strains
3. Oral swab/ pap smear - if you ask for it I think some doctors may do this, problem is hpv usually hides in tonsils or back of throat
4. If there is a lesion, a biopsy - normally how Oral HPV is diagnosed but must have a lesion or tumor
1. If you suspect you have oral hpv, try to improve immune system to make the virus dormant
2. Hey regular dental check ups and oral cancer screenings
3. Get scoped in throat by ENT regularly because HPV ofscopedten occurs in tonsils or throat