How long can HPV be Dermot before they actually shows up ?

by Rachel on May 26, 2011

I have been with my husband for 5 years and just now we find out tht I have HPV . I am concerned due to the fact of when i found out I am pregnant and they say i can pass it on to the baby . I am wondering how long can this virus be in your system and not know . Could I have been born with it and 22 years later it shows up ? I have the high risk kind that causes cancer . Never had warts or anything like that .
By the way my husband and I are very faithful to each other so I know it has had to be there before we met .

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snehal2be May 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

don worry so much hpv causes warts which r non malignant and non cancerous growth n even if dey show off in form of warts dey can b easily removed.wel homeopathy works best in cases of hvp n warts as removing dem mechanically will allow the wart to regrow.hence it will b better if u consult a homeopathic physician or ur family physician ok.

dctrjones May 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

You will have to be careful for the rest of your life, once you have it never goes away.

Lois J May 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Your gynecologist should be able to answer all of your questions and be able to give you proper treatment. Be sure to get prenatal care during your pregnancy.

helpsomeone May 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Most people who have a genital HPV infection do not know they are infected.

warts may appear within weeks or months, or not at all
Women and men who have any kind of sexual activity involving genital contact with someone with HPV can get it. That means it’s possible to get genital HPV without having intercourse. And, because many people who have the virus may not show any signs or symptoms, they can transmit the virus without even knowing it.

HPV is easily transmitted, so any exposure puts you at risk. In fact, it is estimated that many people get HPV within their first 2 to 3 years of becoming sexually active.

james w May 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

HPV is a virus, it can lay dormant for years and years with no problem. My wife has HPV type 16. The five types that are highly likley to cause cancer do not cause warts, don’t freak out! She had an abnormal pap 12 years ago, had the leep procedure done, and then her paps were clear until two years ago when she had a checkup and was diagnosed with 16. There were no symptoms! By the way we have three very healthy children all born naturally

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