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What will happen if you are high risk HPV and have a vaginal birth?

What will happen if you are high risk HPV and have a vaginal birth?

Usually nothing: High risk hpv types are not associated with any problems during vaginal delivery. Hpv 11, which causes warts can cause a rare condition in babies if they are exposed to the vaginal or cervical warts during delivery. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 have high risk HPV. I'm scared I could have passed it on to my baby when I gave birth to her and it would be left undiagnosed as it is symptom free.?

I have high risk HPV. I'm scared I could have passed it on to my baby when I gave birth to her and it would be left undiagnosed as it is symptom free.?

Relax: We do see occasional cases where the wart strains are transferred to baby if they are delivered while you have warts. They can show up around the genitals up to 2 years later or may be seen as vocal cord warts in the same time frame. We do not have any indication they are affected by the high risk strains. That appears to be limited to older patients. I'd quit loosing sleep over it. ...Read more

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How likely is it to pass high risk HPV on to your baby during a vaginal delivery?

Extremely low: The risk is extremely low except in very rare cases. Hpv is not an issue for vaginal delivery. Having hpv does not exclude you from having a vaginal delivery and having a c section because of hpv is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is it true that birth control pills has an effect on high risk hpv? I'm taking Meliane.

Is it true that birth control pills has an effect on high risk hpv? I'm taking Meliane.

No effect except..: There is no effect except that patients using oral contraceptive pills may engage in higher risk sexualactivities with multiple partners that can increase the chances of acquiring a high risk HPV viral strain. ...Read more

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Could stopping birth control be the cause of constant vulvar burning? No yeast/BV/related STDs but do have high risk HPV. Nothing seems to help.

Could stopping birth control be the cause of constant vulvar burning? No yeast/BV/related STDs but do have high risk HPV. Nothing seems to help.

Unlikely: That stopping birth control is the cause. Avoid the use of soaps, personal care products that have scents and dyes, use white unscented toilet paper, wear loose fitting clothing- avoid pantyhose, avoid hot tubs or pools with lots of chlorine. Rinse area with cool water after sex and urination. If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cervical High Risk HPV caught early, but how do I know it hasn't spread through my vagina or elsewhere?

Cervical High Risk HPV caught early, but how do I know it hasn't spread through my vagina or elsewhere?

Germ behavior: There are hundreds of strains of HPV and each has carved out it's own favorite territory. Genital strains of HPV stay there. The wart strains like the outer tissue of the labia or penile shaft, while the strains associated with cervical cancer like that tissue. It does not enter your blood to go to other parts of the body. These are issues which you can discuss with your doc at your follow up visits ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with high risk HPV and I'm getting a colposcopy in a few weeks. I'm freaking out! How likely will it cause cancer?

I was diagnosed with high risk HPV and I'm getting a colposcopy in a few weeks. I'm freaking out! How likely will it cause cancer?

HPV & Cancer: We know that strains of high risk hpv can cause cancer. Fortunately, with close follow up, the abnormal cells can be removed before a serious cancer will occur. As long as you have follow up as recommended by your gyn, it's unlikely that cancer will develop. ...Read more

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I found out I have high risk HPV and to make an apt in 5 month. I did. But now what? What's going to happen in between? Anything I should know?

I found out I have high risk HPV and to make an apt in 5 month. I did. But now what? What's going to happen in between? Anything I should know?

Regular follow-up: This is not something you can do anything about. You at least are aware you have more risk of cervical cancer than the general population (a good motivator).It can take years/decades for that to happen if it ever does. In the mean time you have surveillance pap smears to detect any changes early when they can be treated/cured. Women have been going for pap's long before we had an idea of why, you do. ...Read more

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If you have double high risk hpv and abnormal cells for 2 yrs straight what are the chances of having cervical cancer?

If you have double high risk hpv and abnormal cells for 2 yrs straight what are the chances of having cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer??: The most common strain of HPV which can transform the cells of your cervix to become cancerous is Type 16. There are other Types of HPV which can do that and perhaps that is what you mean by double high risk. Nevertheless infection does not mean those viruses have performed their nasty deeds yet. You would first get a "Pap" smear done and if + then have a colposcopy to remove those nasty cells. ...Read more

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Hi, ive been diagnosed with high risk hpv and cin1, ive had this 1 year now. Is there anything you can advise I should do to clear this? Thankyou

Hi, ive been diagnosed with high risk hpv and cin1, ive had this 1 year now. Is there anything you can advise I should do to clear this? Thankyou

Continue MD exams: CIN I is the earliest stage of abnormality. If the sub types of HPV are 16, 18 (high risk) then your GYN MD will need to see you frequently to make sure that this does not progress. Sometimes CIN I actually reverses itself back to normal without any treatment whatsoever. ...Read more

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I recently got a pap smear and it came out normal; however, I am HPV positive. It is high risk HPV and my doctor told me nothing changes and that I ha?

I recently got a pap smear and it came out normal; however, I am HPV positive. It is high risk HPV and my doctor told me nothing changes and that I ha?

HPV infections are c: Most hpv infections clear up over a period of months to years as a result of our immune system doing a good job. But you need to stay under surveillance and continue getting regular pap smears as advised by your gynecologist. Unless there are some premalignant changes noted on the pap test you do not need to worry about it for the time being. ...Read more

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What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk HPV types are still present?

Recurrence: Even with proper treatment of cervical dysplasia, the fact that this is caused by a viral infection gives a 30% recurrence rate for cervical dysplasia. The high risk hpv types may always be present. ...Read more

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I found out I am at high risk HPV. Is it okay that I have to wait 3 months till my next appt?

I found out I am at high risk HPV. Is it okay that I have to wait 3 months till my next appt?

Why wait?: If you are worried, the best idea is move up your appointment. Let your doc know why you want to come in early. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed positive for the 14 strands of high risk HPV. Does that mean I have all 14 of them?

Here are some...: To know the specific significance from the test you got, it would be best for you to ask the doctor ordering it. Based on what is known, there are >100 subtypes of HPV with 60% causing common warts and 40%, genital warts. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?

I have high-risk HPV, but am negative for HPV-16 and HPV-18. What are the chances this will clear up?

High: You require survillance pap smear. But they could clear up. Presence of persistent ASCUS will be an indication for biopsy. Your Gynecologist will discuss the monitoring plan with you ...Read more

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Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Is high risk HPV spread by oral sex?

Yes.: High risk strains of human papillomavirus can be spread by oral sex such as oral to genital contact. This can result in transmission of hpv from the mouth to the genitals or from the genitals to the mouth. In a fraction of people, such infections may lead over time to premalignant or even malignant changes in the genitals or the mouth / lips / tongue / throat. ...Read more

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Does high risk HPV be spread in the dormant stage?

Yes.: Some people (especially men, but also some women) can be 'carriers' of hpv and not have warty lesions or precancerous changes that are visible to the eye. These 'silent carriers' may spread the human papillomavirus to sexual partners without knowing that they carry the virus. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for high risk hpv, but I'm worried I have the warts, too.?

You should see them: The HPV strains that are high risk seldom have visible signs, but may show changes on a pap smear or internal exam. The strains that produce genital warts will rarely be un-noticed. In fact their common pattern includes scattered warts on the genital surfaces of the labia or penis. You can certainly acquire more than one HPV strains during sex.The current vaccines cover 2-9 strains. ...Read more

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Can men get rid of high risk HPV?

Not really: Almost everyone gets genital area HPV infection from time to time, sometimes several times. The "high risk" types are among the most common and most infections cause no symptoms. Even high risk HPV types usually do not progress to cancer and most cases are never diagnosed. The immune system clears up most HPV infections over time. Unfortunately, there is no treatment to make it go away any sooner. ...Read more

Vaginal Birth (Definition)

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area ...Read more