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Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Annie
Posted on: July 12, 2004
I have just tested positive for having the HPV infection and now the doctors want to go in and cut pieces of my uterus that are infected. Is there another way besides under a knife to have it removed?
HPVs in the genital area are sexually transmitted. The virus causes growths in the genital area and on the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina.
Because human papillomavirus infections can cause cancer, it is important to follow your doctor’s advice. If you have 6 to 8 weeks before your operation is scheduled, you could work with a trained natural health practitioner, such as a medical or clinical herbalist or a naturopath, experienced in HPV treatment, and then request a repeat test before the operation to determine the effect of the natural treatment.
Herbs that are used orally for HPVs are St. John’s wort and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), both good anti-viral herbs. An experienced natural practitioner will also give you herbs in a form that can be inserted into the vagina to get directly at the infection. The herbs used for this purpose may include St. John’s wort, calendula flowers, golden seal, echinacea, plantain leaf (Plantago laceolata or Plantago major), essential oils of thyme, lavender and myrrh.
Vitamin C supports the immune system to fight the virus. Folate, calcium and magnesium are also recommended.