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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. Sewa Legha
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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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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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I have high risk HPV. Im 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. Im 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. ?

Don't worry: If your baby contacted HPV from you it would normally have been because you hag genital arts and she would then manifest it by having laryngeal polyps.This is rare and would most likely be bucked up by the pediatrician. ...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?

HPV: In the majority of people with hpv, the virus is dormant. You will be retested at your next exam. If the hpv is still active, appropriate follow up will be scheduled. If the hpv has gone back to being dormant, you will still need follow up, but not as often. ...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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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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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

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