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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. Thomas Inwood
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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?

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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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

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more