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Could HPV cause infertility in women?

Could HPV cause infertility in women?

No, but...: Generally, hpv alone carries no risk to infertility, but it oftentimes comes along with other stds such as chlamydia, herpes, etc. Leading to pid and blocking fallopian tubes, which will cause infertility. More detail? Ask doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Is there a link between HPV and infertility?

Is there a link between HPV and infertility?

Not directly: Scarring could obstruct access of sperm cells to eggs released from the ovaries. Treatments can interfere with production of cervical mucus needed by sperm to help them on their way to the egg in fallopian tubes. If there isn't enough of this mucus, the sperm may never make it to their destination. ...Read more

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Does HPV infection lead to infertility?

Does HPV infection lead to infertility?

Yes, maybe: Yes — hpv causes cellular changes to the cervix, vaginal and vulva leading to cancer and precancerous lesions that may need ot be removed. This could include proceedures such as leeps or loops that remove part of the cervix. This can cause incompetent cervix leading to difficulty with getting pregnant or continuing a pregnancy. It may also lead to the need to remove the whole uterus and cervix. ...Read more

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How high of a chance is it with me becoming infertile, if I have both PID and hpv?

How high of a chance is it with me becoming infertile, if I have both PID and hpv?

Cant quantify: The hpv is not related to fertility. It is related to precancerous cells of the cervix. Pid can cause tubal scarring which can block the tubes and cause infertility. That being said, most people with PID will not be infertile. The important thing now is to get treated and take your medication as prescribed. Then avoid putting yourself at risk to catch STDs in the future. Use condoms always. ...Read more

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Can I become infertile by getting the HPV vaccine?

Can I become infertile by getting the HPV vaccine?

No. Vaccine is safe: Two vaccines are available to prevent the human papillomavirus (hpv) types that cause most cervical cancers.
Both vaccines have been licensed by the food and drug administration (fda). The cdc has approved these vaccines as safe and effective. Both vaccines were studied in thousands of people around the world, and these studies showed no serious safety concerns. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How do I figure out my chances of being infertile? I was recently diagnosed this month with pcos. I also had a leep procedure done at age 15 for hpv

How do I figure out my chances of being infertile?  I was recently diagnosed this month with pcos. I also had a leep procedure done at age 15 for hpv

Difficult: There are tests that can be done to explain why someone does not conceive — but there are no tests that will tell if someone will be infertile. Pcos does impair fertility but that is treatable and the majority of women with pcos do in fact conceive.

A leep procedure will not affect your fertility. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hpv, I have persistent ovarian cysts and take birth control. Should I take a break from the pill? Scared of infertility

I was diagnosed with hpv, I have persistent ovarian cysts and take birth control. Should I take a break from the pill? Scared of infertility

No: Birth control pills do not cause infertility, so you do not need to discontinue them for that reason. If there are other reasons then you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tampons cause hpv?

Can tampons cause hpv?

No: No. HpV is a viral illness that you contract from another person. ...Read more

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Will HPV cause rashes?

Yes: Hpv causes warts. The warts can be on the skin or on mucous membranes. They can also be internal, such as on the vocal cords or cervix. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Can HPV cause breat cancer?

Shown: Hpv has been detected in some breast cancer tissue but nothing has shown that it is the cause of it. It may however, play a role in contributing to its development or recurrence but it has not shown to cause it. ...Read more

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Does HPV cause overian cysts?

Not at all: HPV strains are selective in the tissues where they hang out. They NEVER enter your bloodstream or go near your ovaries. They are surface dwellers on the particular membranes they select & HPV likes skin & the surfaces of your genital membranes. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause bleedin in urine?

Can HPV cause bleedin in urine?

Not usually: Hpv can cause cervix abnormalities and general warts. It is possible if a wart is bleeding that there is blood in the urine but if you have blood in urine it i more like a urinary tract infection and you need to make an appointment to be seen. ...Read more

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Does hpv cause vaginal dryness?

Not HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause vaginal dryness. It almost never causes any symptoms at all except warts; or in rare cases when the cervix is infected, there may be spotty bleeding or perhaps vaginal discharge. But even these are uncommon. Anyway, you and your doctor will need to look for other causes of vaginal dryness. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

It can cause a few: HPV is most known for cervical cancer in women, but obviously this is not an issue. It is becoming well-established that it is a major cause of cancer of the head and neck, particularly squamous cell cancer of the oropharynx. The other cancer it causes that is becoming much more common is anal cancer. It can also cause penile cancer, but is less commonly seen in this setting. ...Read more

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What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

What could cause skin warts other than hpv?

Verruca: Warts or verruca vulgaris are caused by hpv. You may have another type of growth that is not a wart. For a clear diagnosis see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause HPV other than sexual contact?

What can cause HPV other than sexual contact?

Close contact: Hand warts, feet warts(plantar warts), digital warts and flat warts all caused by hpv. Hand and feet warts may occur after open skin(wound, abrasion, scratch, cuts, etc) in contact with warts virus presenting in gym (floor, equipment, etc.), swimming pools, house floors, meat, etc. Digitsl/flat warts might be spreading thorugh shaving. ...Read more

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How does this HPV virus work or cause problems?

HPV is a virus: Hpv is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause changes in the female birth canal cell that can lead to cancer of the cervix. There are many strains of hpv, but only a few are very dangerous. These can be tested for with a test along with the pap smear. There is some evidence that hpv can be transmitted orally. Except for penile warts, men generally don't show overt signs of infection. ...Read more

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What, besides hpv, can cause a lesion on the cervix?

What, besides hpv, can cause a lesion on the cervix?

Herpes can.: Other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes virus can cause cervical lesions. While hpv is common, not all diseases of the cervix / vagina are related to hpv infection. ...Read more

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Could anything besides HPV cause a lesion on the cervix?

Could anything besides HPV cause a lesion on the cervix?

Yes.: Other infections such as herpes virus can cause 'cervical lesions'. Practice safe sex with condoms to decrease the risk of spread of all sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could anything besides HPV cause a lesion on the cervix?

Please tell me, could anything besides HPV cause a lesion on the cervix?

Yes.: Other infections (such as herpes) can cause sores/lesions on the cervix. Physical examination by an experienced healthcare provider and appropriate laboratory testing will help to determine the cause(s) of lesions in the genital tract. Use condoms. Be safe. ...Read more

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How is HPV caused? What causes it? Why? How to get rid of it permanently?

How is HPV caused? What causes it? Why? How to get rid of it permanently?

Adjust expectations: HPV is a family of viruses tend to persist indefinitely in those who become infected. It is transmitted sexually from a partner shedding the virus. It may have no obvious symptoms and shed intermittently for years. Regular pap smears can identify pre-cancerous lesions that can be effectively treated. Some strains produce obvious warts which respond to treatments. ...Read more

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If HPV causes cell changes in cervix can they be fixed by your body on its own?

Sometimes yes: HPV is a DNA virus which puts its DNA into your cell of the cervix this DNA can change the cells appearance and nucleus sometimes these changes can be lost in overtime but presumably the DNA material is still in the cells but not being expressed we do not always know if it is a complete cure but in many cases it appears to be completely cured. Especially if it is a low-grade, mild dysplasia. ...Read more

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If my girlfriend has hpv, is it sure that I have it cause I did not use condoms?

NO: Get check out though. Hpv is a virus that lives in the skin. The more worrisoem problem is the possibility of other STDs (chlamydia, HIV etc). Get checked out and wear "raincoats". ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more