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Doctor insights on: Can You Still Have Children With Hpv

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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Can I be HPV free but still have irregular cells?

Can I be HPV free but still have irregular cells?

Yes: "irregular cells" can also be called dysplasia and there can be numerous reasons for that. You body can correct itself or there may be other causes. Usually your doctor will follow with another pap smear in 3-6 months depending on the level of dyplasia. ...Read more

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I'm 25, is it still worthwhile to get the HPV shot?

I'm 25, is it still worthwhile to get the HPV shot?

Absolutely!: The hpv vaccine protects against a virus that is responsible not only for genital warts, but for almost all of cervical, penile, and anal cancers, as well as 70% of mouth and throat cancers. It's better to get the vaccine now rather than never! ...Read more

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What happens if HPV goes away on its own, can it still be spread?

What happens if HPV goes away on its own, can it still be spread?

Possibly: The visable location of an HPV lesion is not the only tissue that may shed virus. Most will clear visible lesions over time, but the germ may still reside in tissues and shed intermittantly.Use of condoms can help prevent spread, but are not 100% effective, specifically for surfaces not covered bu the condom. ...Read more

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I have HPV can me and my boyfriend still try for a baby without making HPV worse?

Yes: Most people have one HPV type or another. If you are just referring to being HPV positive on a screen then there is no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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I read that HPV may go away on it's own, if it does are you still consider contigois?

I read that HPV may go away on it's own, if it does are you still consider contigois?

HPV: Most people with hpv don't develop symptoms or health problems. Hpv infections resolve spontaneously within two years, but sometimes these infections will persist and cause a variety of serious health problems. Once this has disappeared it is not likely to be communicable to others. Go and get the hpv vaccine. This is the most common std and it helps to be protected. ...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?

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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What exactly is hpv?...will it make me and my husband sick...will we still continue to be healthy?

What exactly is hpv?...will it make me and my husband sick...will we still continue to be healthy?

Wart virus: HPV is the family of wart viruses. different members of the family cause differ diseases. The types 6 and 11 cause 90% of the genital warts. These are uncomfortable but are basically like warts elsewhere but do occur in the genital area. There is another group of these viruses that are known as the high risk viruses which increase the risk of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal cancer. ...Read more

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If I had HPV in the past, but have tested negative for it for several years, can I still spread it to someone else or is it gone?

Probably gone: There's confusion about the duration of HPV; it's complex and new knowledge comes along frequently. HPV DNA may persist for life, but not necessarily. Even if DNA is there, the immune system usually controls infection to a point it doesn't reactivate or cause disease, can't be detected, and can't be passed to partners. That's probably where you are. Get vaccinated to prevent future infections. ...Read more