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Doctor insights on: Hpv Virus And Pregnancy

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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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Can you die from hpv virus?

Can you die from hpv virus?

Not in 1st stage: For most this can have no symptoms and clear itself within the first 2 years, only to remain in hibernation in your body.Some strains have been associated with cervical, penile, anal and throat cancer that could arise decades after the 1st infection.So for most this is a minor inconvenience, for a rare few it is deadly. ...Read more

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Would the HPV virus cause you to not menstrate?

Would the HPV virus cause you to not menstrate?

No.: When present, hpv infects the lining of the vagina and cervix. Hpv does not impact the ovaries or the lining of the uterus (parts of the female genital tract involved in menstruation). Hpv can cause warts, premalignant changes and in some instances malignancies of the cervix, vagina, and skin around the pelvis / anus, but having hpv generally does not impact menstruation. ...Read more

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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

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Is it true that human papilloma virus curable?

Not yet: While there is no cure for hpv, the good news is the infection often clears on its own. If it does not, and treatment is needed, there are many hpv treatment options. ...Read more

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What would be the latency period for HPV virus?

It varies: From initial contact with hpv, the latency period averages two to three months. However, the range for latency is one to approximately twenty months. This is for hpv virus infections that produce venereal warts. ...Read more

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How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

How long can the human papilloma virus lay dormant?

Varies: Once cells are invaded by hpv, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur. The exact incubation time is unknown, but most investigators believe the incubation period is 3 months. It is now known that some hpv infections are actually transient and temporary, and that the body may actually eliminate the virus successfully. This is most likely when infected at a young age. ...Read more

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In what viral group is human papilloma virus classified?

HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally cause cancer. For example, the virus that causes ordinary skin warts (including plantar warts) is called hpv-1. Two others, hpv-16 and hpv-18, are responsible for a majority of cervical cancers and are components of both of the hpv vaccines. ...Read more

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Is an endometrial biopsy the same as a biopsy for HPV virus?

Is an endometrial biopsy the same as a biopsy for HPV virus?

No: Endometrial biopsy samples tissue from the endometrium, i always do a hysteroscopy when I do that, hpv is diagnosed on pap smear or hpv culture, or biopsy of a vulvar wart will show hpv. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy kill the hpv virus? If it os there on the skin?

Can chemotherapy kill the hpv virus? If it os there on the skin?

See answer: Though chemotherapy is used for advanced HPV-related cancers, I am unaware of systemic chemotherapy being used for genital or skin HPV warts as, at present, risks and costs far outweigh benefits. There are a variety of topical treatments available for visible warts. Though there is no specific cure for HPV infection, most infections resolve on their own within 2 years via your own immune system. ...Read more

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What happens if I get my cervix removed will the HPV virus go away?

What happens if I get my cervix removed will the HPV virus go away?

Not necessarily: It is rarely necessary to remove the cervix to treat HPV or problems caused by it. Most HPV infections go away on their own. For severe HPV dysplasia, less drastic surgery, cautery, etc usually is sufficient. When the cervix is infected with HPV, the virus usually also has infected other tissues, like vagina, labia, etc. Treating the cervix does nothing for HPV at these sites. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

How do I protect myself from my high risk HPV virus from getting worse?

If you already had: it , get it treated , If you did not take protective measures besides maintaining good hygiene . Vaccination is done for young girls only , as adult population already exposed to the virus.Speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Is it possible to get the HPV virus even if you are not sexually active?

Not likely, but...: The hpv virus is very easily transmitted from person to person. Fingers, mouths, sharing sex toys without washing in between are all thought to be ways of transmitting hpv. ...Read more

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Why does the human papilloma virus target girls between 9 and 13 years old?

It doesn't: Genital infections with human papillomavirus (HPV) are sexually acquired; the virus doesn't "target" anybody until and unless they start to have intercourse. The HPV vaccines are recommended in people age 9-13 to be sure they are protected when they start to have sex, which often begins at age 14-18. In addition, the vaccine is most potent and maybe most effective at age 9-13. ...Read more

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Help can cryotherapy make the immune system wake up and suppress the HPV virus?

Help can cryotherapy make the immune system wake up and suppress the HPV virus?

Here are some ...: Cryo is to destroy or de-naturalize the cells within a lesion such as tumors with liquid argon or warts with liquid nitrogen. After such procedure, the targeted tissues are so destroyed or de-naturalized to become not good enough to act as an agent to incite immune response. So, I doubt cyro will do what you asked. Nonetheless, behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we don't know. ...Read more

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I have HPV virus, but i haven't done oral or anal sex , why do I have HPV virus?

I have HPV virus, but i haven't done oral or anal sex , why do I have HPV virus?

Very common...: You can get hpv from regular intercourse. Hpv is so common that at least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. Most people with hpv do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears hpv naturally within two years. Sometimes, hpv infections are not cleared and can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

Why do they not want to include any older age groups for the HPV virus immunization?

FDA indications: When a company asks for permission to license a vaccine product it must gather testing reports to show effectiveness in the target populations (age, sex).Every age group tested provides unique problems.It's much easier to find negative hpv subjects in 10yo than 50 yo & prove the shot helped develop protective antibodies.Although the shot may help any adult, the approval comes for the target group. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more