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If a female has hpv, can she still have children and they be healthy?

If a female has hpv, can she still have children and they be healthy?

Yes: While the vaccine was under development, random blood studies showed the majority of women had evidence of prior HPV by their mid 20's.Most went on to have healthy kids.It is only after the tie in with cervical cancer that more testing was done, and the vaccine developed.Genital warts can pass if mother is shedding virus during vaginal delivery, erupting up to 2 years later in the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 it possible for a woman to have HPV and still be able to have children?

Is it possible for a woman to have HPV and still be able to have children?

Yes: Infection with hpv does not affect the ability to have children by itself. Having intercourse with a partner raises the risk of giving that partner the hpv infection. You likely should be vaccinated prior to getting pregnant, but consult your OB on his/her view of current practice for this. ...Read more

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What are the practical steps for a male with HPV warts who wants to marry and have children? How does one approach a woman if he has hpv?

What are the practical steps for a male with HPV warts who wants to marry and have children? How does one approach a woman if he has hpv?

Truth,treatment,cond: First use a condom to decrease transmission. Second be consistent with treatment to reonve the warts although in some case recurrences are possible. Lastly tell the truth .If you love her you must be honest erly, even see doctor together. ...Read more

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Hpv... Can i ever have a sexual relationship again with a woman who doesn't have HPV without giving her hpv? Vaccine? Have children?

Hpv... Can i ever have a sexual relationship again with a woman  who doesn't have HPV without giving her hpv?  Vaccine?  Have children?

Yes you can: Yes you can have a sexual relationship with a woman who does not have hpv infection as screened on pap smear and if you do not have genital warts or have had hpv vaccine. Yes you can have children and there is no reason if you can have sex you can have children too. ...Read more

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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner. ...Read more

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How do women first get hpv?

How do women first get hpv?

Mostly from sexual: Hpv is mostly transmitted via sexual transmitted disease. Although women can get it from non-sexual transmission but the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Can a woman pass HPV to a man?

Yes: That is why we're now recommending that teenaged boys get vaccinated against HPV. ...Read more

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What does HPV look like on women?

What does HPV look like on women?

Depends: The few strains that produce genital warts can be seen when active.These can be tiny bubble-like outgrowths that eventually look like small cauliflowers. Most strains produce no findings that would be obvious to a lay person, while they actively shed virus.Even when the wart strains clear, they can shed virus and pass it to their sexual contacts off and on for years. ...Read more

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What percentage of women have hpv?

What percentage of women have hpv?

About 50%: 90% of the women infected with hpv manage to clear the infection. The prevlence rate depends on the number of sexual partners. At a given time 40-50% have hpv infection with some strain. Vaccination is available against the strains most responsible for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Can you contract HPV from woman to woman ?

Can you contract HPV from woman to woman ?

Yup: Any contact with either the area in question or the lesions themselves serves as potential source for transmission. Being "safe" clearly applies here; regardless of gender! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

What are symptoms of HPV in women and men?

Many have no Sx: Hpv can pass from one to another with no symptoms at all. Some strains will persist in the body for decades & only be recognized when cell changes on a pap smear suggest precancerous growth. Some strains will produce skin bumps that can grow into wart like growths on the genitals(male or female) & spread over time. ...Read more

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Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Why does HPV go away in most men than women?

Two issues: First, am not sure that your assumption that hpv clears more readily in men than women is necessarily correct, but assuming for the sake of argument that it is, it may be related to hormonal influences, and to the fact that detection in women may require invasive examination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is oral HPV common in women ?

Can you tell me is oral HPV common in women ?

HPV in Women: 96% of americans are exposed to at least one of the hpv strains by the time they are 26. The bigger story in women is that this problem manifests first in their cervix. Oral hpv is real. But, there is no test or treatment yet. But, we can follow this in the pap smears. All humans, regardless of their age or gender or exposure history should have the hpv vaccination. ...Read more

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Can a woman give a man hpv? How serious is it?

Yes: Men and women pass hpv back and forth. Typically for men it's not serious (they don't test for it in men). The more partners one has, the increased risk for cancers of the penis and the cervix (though penile cancer is very rare). The biggest threat from hpv is to the woman. Always use condoms and that will help prevent the transmission, not 100%, but significantly. Pap smears help detect hpv. ...Read more

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HPV 16 - can a man who was exposed pass this to a woman ?

HPV 16 - can a man who was exposed pass this to a woman ?

Yes: If a man was exposed and is asymptomatic, it is certainly possible that he does have active infection ( without realizing it yet) and may pass it on to you. ...Read more

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What are the signs o HPV in women and men? Who giives it to who

Depends on strain: Hpv is a family with >50 known strains at this point.Four strains seem to dominate the harm inflicted on humans, 2 more internal & 2 external.External strains produce wart like growths on genitals that may start as tiny bumps & grow to inch sized clusters or more. Internal strains may be carried unrecognized for 20+ years before causing cancer.Infected parties give it to uninfected, m=f. ...Read more

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If a female has hpv, what is the chance of giving it to her male partner?

Definitely Possible: There is always a risk of transmission of hpv virus to male partner although the potential health effects and risks are not as great as for females. For example certain types of hpv can cause cervical cancer in women. ...Read more

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If I have HPV and my partner does not , can I pass it to him? I am a female.

HPV is everywhere: 96% of americans are hpv positive by age 26. What makes you say our partner does not have hpv? There is no simple test for men to come up with that result. ...Read more

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What causes a women to get hpv? Can she give it to her partner if she has it?

HPV is in all of us: Hpv is transmitted skin to skin and semen to skin. It is thought that americans are exposed to one of the numerous strains of this virus by the time we are 26. There is a vaccine to prevent the four strains of hpv that can cause cancer 95% of the time. This is known as gardisil. There is some evidence that gardisil also provides some protection against other hpv strains. ...Read more

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If you have HPV what are some ways to help your body fight it and can you not have children?

If you have HPV what are some ways to help your body fight it and can you not have children?

Fight HPV: You can safely have children if you are one of the millions of women that have been exposed to hpv. Help your immune system with good diet, rest, stress relief and cellular repair vitamins like folate (folic acid) and vitamin c. And don't smoke. ...Read more