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Can Hpv Make You Infertile
HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If cervical HPV is negative can HPV be active else where I.e the anus? Previously had abnormal smear (treated) worried it's in my anus. Thanks
Anal pap available: Thank you Kayleigh, This is a great question. HPV can be found to be negative but still be present in small numbers that we can not detect. The numbers rise and fall with the strength of the immune system. The immune system is affected by everything that we do i.e. Stress, diet, period, or taking medication . Be concerned but remember that the same immune system is on duty everywhere! Anal pap. ...Read more
What are the chances of HPV human papillomavirus clearing on its own in someone's system (i.e a 27year old male) who has abstained for 7years since..?
Good chance: There is about a 70-90% chance that the immune system can clear the virus. If he notices symptoms (genital warts), he probably still has the virus. Condoms will reduce the infection rate to his partner, but it is not 100%, since it is transmitted from skin to skin, even through oral sex. Having the partner be vaccinated (as long as they're under age 26), would also reduce transmission. ...Read more
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