Can someone still have kids if they have HPV?

by Rachel on May 22, 2011

Can women still have kids if they have HPV? Does it make it harder to concieve? What if it is only abnormal cells?
HPV, the non-genitial wart kind.

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Greed_2.0 May 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

HPV, talk to a doctor — but I think it should not be a problem if precautions are taken…

Andrew P May 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

Yes.

HPV is unlikely to affect your pregnancy or your baby’s health. If you have genital warts, they may grow faster during pregnancy, possibly from the extra vaginal discharge that provides the virus with a moist growing environment, hormonal changes, or changes in your immune system. In most cases the warts won’t pose any problems for you or your baby.

It’s possible for you to pass the virus to your baby, but this doesn’t happen very often. Even if your child does contract HPV, he’s likely to overcome it on his own without any symptoms or problems.

In the unlikely event that your child gets the type of HPV that causes genital warts, he may develop warts on his vocal cords and other areas sometime in infancy or childhood. This condition, called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, is very serious, but fortunately it’s also rare

medicsgtb01 May 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

Yes, you can still conceive a child. Upon being born, your child will be at risk for getting the virus though, so it is something you should speak with your healthcare provider about. Cheers.

Agape May 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

80% of women acquire some strain of HPV in their lifetimes and it rarely causes any problems regarding pregnancies.

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