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Can Hpv Cause Infertility
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma virus of which there are about 130 different types ...Read more
I read that HPV can cause skin tags, if my skin tags (3 of them) were due to hpv, does that mean they can spread or be passed to someone?
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