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Do doctors check for HPV during pregnancy?

Do doctors check for HPV during pregnancy?

Not routinely: If you're worried about stds, ask your dr which stds can be tested: typically gonorrhea, chlamydia, hiv, syphilis, trichomonas, hepatitis. Hpv testing isn't routine. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

I had HPV as a teenager. Could that have caused chorioamnionitis during my pregnancy?

No: The two are not related at all. Hpv for the most part is confined to the squamous cells on the outermost portion of your cervix, of your vagina, vulva and anus. We don't always know why women get chorioamnionitis. Hope you and baby are doing okay. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hpv during pregnancy and i bleed 24/7 and when I'm not bleeding I have a brown discharge with skin like particles.. HELP?

Probably not HPV: HPV usually doesn't cause vaginal discharge, so this more likely is something else. Are you still pregnant? At risk for STD? Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge requires professional evaluation. See your doctor soon -- if still pregnant, call your obstetrician immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had an abortion on january 18 and took a pregnancy test today that tested positive. I also tested positive for hpv. Am i pregnant again?

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I had an abortion on january 18 and took  a pregnancy test today that tested positive. I also tested positive for hpv. Am i pregnant again?

Depends: Did you have unprotected sex at a time when you could have gotten pregnant? If so, that is the most likely answer. ...Read more

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So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

So I just want to confirm. It is possible to have an abnormal Pap during pregnancy due to hormonal changes and not the HPV virus?

Yes: Typically a pathologist will look at a cell's nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio to determine if cells are abnormal or not. In pregnancy, your cervix will shed basal cells, which can be frequently confused for cells with high N/C ratios. It is normal when pregnant. But in some instances it does require further workup and closer monitoring. ...Read more

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Hpv and pregnancy?

Hpv and pregnancy?

Just monitor: Hpv positive should not change the course of pregnancy or delivery. Genital warts may increase during pregnancy, and can be treated. Abnormal pap smears related to hpv can be monitored during the pregnancy. Cervical cancer related to hpv is the exception that would impact the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of HPV on pregnancy?

What are the effects of HPV on pregnancy?

Typically none: Hpv itself will not harm your pregnancy. If you have developed genital warts from hpv, they often grow rapidly during pregnancy and can potentially cause obstruction to a vaginal delivery. If hpv has caused cervical abnormalities like dysplasia, you may need further evaluation of your cervix. ...Read more

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Does low grade HPV make me a positive carrier and affects pregnancy?

No: only high risk hpv infections put you at higher risk. If you are referring to low grade dysplasia, that's a different issue and typically means that you do have high risk hpv. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more