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Can You Have Children With Hpv
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes: Yes, if they are of age - meaning anywhere from 9-26 years old, i would highly recommend getting this vaccine. Its highly efficacious but only works if you get the vaccine prior to getting infected. Get the shot well before you "need" it for the best protection! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's your opinion on the HPV vaccination for children entering the seventh grade being mandatory?
Not mandatory: I am not a fan of making this shot a mandatory vaccine, and favor keeping it as a strongly recommended vaccine for all children. This is mainly because its a virus spread through a voluntary action (sexual contact) that affects mainly teens and adults through a consented behavior and not passed to innocent and brief contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3yrs relatnship with bfriend (also 1st sex partner). We planin to cmmit. I was diagnosed with HPV but now paps test r nrmal. He'got warts, tho.Can we hv unprotected sex? Will w b able to hv children?
Yes to both: You have both been exposed to the hpv viruses. The strain which causes warts is low risk for cervical cancer. You may get a wart eventually but it is easily managed. One option is aldara, (imiquimod) a cream that will help with the wart issue. I would probably use condoms when someone has a wart but if you stay monogamous, in time the virus may clear. It will not create issues of fertility. Gd luc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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