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Doctor insights on: Hpv Warts During Pregnancy

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

No: Warts on the face are not normal at any time, including during pregnancy. I hope that your under the care of an OB for the sake of your and your baby's health. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...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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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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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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During pregnancy I was told that I had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

During pregnancy I was told that I had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

Don't have it, gone: Unlike herpes virus which stays in the body, genital warts caused by hpv virus, once gone by treatment or by your own immunity they are gone, and no longer in your body. Young woman are advised to have vaccination to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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Hello. I found yesterday that I have HPV. I Don't know how I got this. I am married and have two kids. Can I have complications in pregnancy? Thank you

Hello. I found yesterday that I have HPV. I Don't know how I got this. I am married and have two kids. Can I have complications in pregnancy? Thank you

Common issue: HPV is a family of viruses, some of which infect the genital tract. In the pre-vaccine era 60-70% of college age women were found serum positive for genital strains. Only a few strains have symptoms (warts) most do not. Their link to cervical cancer is why pap smears are routine. Once acquired, it can be dormant forever. Rare transfer of the wart stains can occur during childbirth. ...Read more

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Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

Yes if necessary: The only circumstance that requires treatment is if the condyloma are obstructing the birth canal. Otherwise treatment for condyloma is elective during pregnancy, be it for cosmetic or comfort reasons, be they physical or emotional reasons. Usually no treatment during pregnancy is the best approach. ...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. Peter Ihle
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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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more