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Genital Warts And Fertility
Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Unlikely: There is a definite association between herpes simplex type 2 and recurrent (mollaret's) meningitis, but encephalitis would be very unusual in an immune competent host. On the other hand, genital herpes can be due to type 1, and that can certainly, but uncommonly, produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis unpredictably. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The only prerequisite for shingles is a prior infection with chickenpox or a dose of the vaccine. I have seen it in toddlers. It is less common with those who had the vaccine but still possible. Rare infant cases have been reported and likely reflect unrecognized infection during the pregnancy of both mother an infant. ...Read more
How common are oral warts from genital hpv? Can you get them when you share a cup with someone who has oral warts or am i just paranoid?
HPV and Oral Cancer: While the number of people with oral hpv infection has increased, the transmission is still considered to be sexual. Sharing a cup with someone with known oral hpv (which is not easily detected unless they have hpv + oral cancer) does not seem to be a risk factor. Smoking, having multiple past sexual partners (or a partner who does) and known genital hpv infection increases the risk for oral hpv. ...Read more
I live in the same household as someone who has herpes and hpv. Can I contract these without being sexual?
YES and YES: YES to both questionsGet a more detailed answer ›
Common: The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2. One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men. ...Read more
Difficult issue: The core of this issue often represents a destruction of the primary trust response in early childhood.Since most involve trusted adults or close family members, a kid can grow up not knowing who of if to trust, including their intimate partners, or sexual activity sends them back in time to the abuse. Therapy can help this process.Those who avoid therapy carry a heavy burden. ...Read more
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hpv is occasionally passed through exposure to the birth outlet of an affected female who is shedding virus. Vocal cord warts or peri-anal or genital warts are occasionally seen in infants from such exposure. Appearance of these warts may take up to ~2 years to appear.Appearance after 3 years is considered reason for a child protective service evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If there is a open vagina that leads to a viable cervix and uterus, as well as fallopian tubes and ovaries connected to that pathway, absolutely yes. Often in these cases when they are identified as infants, one set of genitalia are removed at the urging of the md and consent of the parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can someone get genital herpes even if they have only ever had sex with people who are negative to hsv-2?
Could be HSV1: Hsv1 generally is considered oral herpes but can be transmitted during oral sex. It is more troublesome in the gential area because it is more sensitive there. Most people with oral herpes have an occasional embarrassing cold sore but not anything life-changing - that's not usually the case with gential herpes whether type 1 or 2. Meds can help treat/prevent outbreaks if troublesome. ...Read more
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