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Doctor insights on: Hpv Warts During Pregnancy

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How do HPV warts affect a pregnancy?

How do HPV warts affect a pregnancy?

Delivery: The presence of warts due to hpv virus will not cause harm to the pregnancy. The only risk is at the time of delivery, when the virus may be transmitted to the baby when it comes through the birth canal possibly causing warty growths in the throat of the baby. It is best to clear warts prior to delivery. If extensive warts are present, a cesarean section may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 one sexual encounter years ago and my partner'scondom broke. He had HPV with warts. I haven't had wartsyet. Would pregnancy make them appear if i was infected?

I had one sexual encounter years ago and my partner'scondom broke. He had HPV with warts. I haven't had wartsyet. Would pregnancy make them appear if i was infected?

Too early to tell: Exposure to hpv doesn't automatically lead to infection. The transmission rate has been estimated to be 20%, but all it takes is one unfortunate event. In general, pregnancy does not lead to clinical appearance of latent warts. Make sure to use barrier protection. ...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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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 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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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 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more