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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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: 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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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 he was exposed and developed internal penile or external lesions, it can be transmitted. ...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

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If you are HPV positive as a female what does that mean for your male partner? What steps does he need to take?

HPV: You have the ability to transmit the hpv to your partner. Protection with a condom is essential to prevent spread of the disease. ...Read more

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With women, it's possible for HPV to leave the body. How about men? Is it possible too? Can they be cured for good?

Unlikely if ever: Most of any outward signs of an HPV infection will eventually subside in people with a normal immune system. However, this is a family of virus strains that tend to persist in a hibernation like state indefinitely. People may shed the virus intermittantly, but seldom know when they are. ...Read more

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How is HPV treated in women? I have read that is some cases it can clear on its own in about two years. Is this accurate?

Varies: There are topical medications to treat hpv. About 80% of people who contract hpv are able to clear it within one year - by three years 90% have cleared it. ...Read more

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Can a woman get HPV from receiving oral sex?  

Yes HPV is virus: By repeated direct contacts by any means virus will get transmited (get infected) ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a woman diagnosed with hpv?

Should be normal: If you are getting medical care it should be normal because your obgyn would intervene if it turned into certain types of pre-cancer. There are many different sub types of the hpv virus. Some can cause pre- cancer or cancer of the vulva, vaginal or cervix. Some sub types never cause any pre-cancer. Just make sure you are being followed regularly by your obgyn. ...Read more

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Can a man get HPV by receiving just oral sex from a woman.

HPV and Oral Sex: Not likely. As you have been taught previously, it is more likely that the women get hpv in this scenario than giving it. ...Read more

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Can HPV be passed by kissing? Or a male giving oral for a female? If yes can HPV go away on its own?

Can HPV be passed by kissing? Or a male giving oral for a female? If yes can HPV go away on its own?

HPV: Yes to all of your questions. Hpv does clear on it's own (with your body's help and immune system) about 70% of the time.

And please get the gardisil hpv vaccine! ...Read more

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I just read that children must be routinely vaccinated against hpv. I ve never been vaccinated against hpv. Should i?

HPV vaccine: Hpv is approved and recommended in the us for ages 11-26, for both males and females, in order to prevent human papilloma virus infection complications, such as cervical and vulvovaginal cancer, genital warts and other hpv related cancers. It is a 3 shot vaccine series given over 6 months, and is covered by most health plans. If you have never received the vaccine series I would recommend it. ...Read more

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HPV type 81 in women. How serious? Worst case scenario? Where HPV come from?! Two people no HPV can create HPV? Completely cure? Ever come back?

HPV18 or 81?: I wonder if you mean HPV18, not 81. HPV18 is quite common and one of the major cancer-causing HPV types. If truly type 81, it's probably unimportent. Two people cannot "create" HPV"; it was acquired sexually from someone else. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system and do not come back, and even high risk types rarely progress to cancer. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?

Probably no need: There is no need to inform them. Since 90% of all people get HPV, and at any time 30-50% of sexually active persons are infected, your partners are at no higher risk because you have been diagnosed. If any of your partners is quite recent (in the past 6 months) and if you have genital warts, tell them so they can be on the lookout for warts. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for HPV in older women?

Is there a treatment for HPV in older women?

Same as younger: The few strains that produce visible warts are treated the same at any age. Non-wart strains have no treatment. Women were doing pap smears to monitor the potential cancer association of those strains for decades before we understood the link to various HPV strains. There is now a vaccine that can help avoid HPV if given before you are exposed but it doesn't "treat"anything. ...Read more

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What signs if women had or was infected by HPV in her mouth.

What signs if women had or was infected by HPV in her mouth.

Oral HPV: White plaques or wart-like lesions could show up or there may be no signs at all. A dentist, family doctor or ENT specialist can check during an oral exam. ...Read more

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How precise is the HPV test for women?

How precise is the HPV test for women?

Highly accurate...: If both pap test and hpv dna test are negative, then 99% chance patient does not have any hpv mediated precancerous lesions of the cervix / vagina!

hpv dna tests alone (without pap) are also highly sensitive and specific (at or above 95%), meaning that they do not "miss" infections and generally to not "overdiagnose" infections.

Several tests are approved for use. Each has it's own statistics. ...Read more

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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes: Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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Can a woman with HPV be a gestational carrier?

Can a woman with HPV be a gestational carrier?

No: Not sure what you mean by gestational carrier. However, women how are hpv positive have a very low risk of passing on hpv infection to offspring. Hpv is often indolent. In cases where the immune system is affected hpv may result in active disease which can result in infection of the child during birth. ...Read more

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Can there be anything a woman with HPV can do to help her cervix grow?

Can there be anything a woman with HPV can do to help her cervix grow?

HPV: Hpv types 16 and 18 are associated with cervical cancer, . Make sure you get an annual pap smear from your gyn or pcp doctor to monitor for this problem. ...Read more

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If a woman has an abnormal pap from HPV then why does the man not get treated?

It's not treatable: Excellent question, and subtle. The man's hpv usually doesn't produce a lesion that can be excised, and the hpv itself cannot be removed from either partner -- just the precancer / cancer. Once you have met a particular strain of hpv, it's there for life. This is in contrast to chlamydia and trichomonas, in which it's good to treat both partners in a current relationship at the same time. ...Read more

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Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Are guys recommended to take HPV vaccinations? Is it that only women are susceptible to hpv?

Yes & No: Yes, cdc recommends that boys 11-12yo & men up to 26yo receive hpv vaccination (but can be as young as 9yo). No, women aren't only ones susceptible to hpv. Men can get it, too. Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men. Htm & http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/hpv-vaccine-19345.Htm for more info on hpv & vaccines. ...Read more