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does hpv cause preterm labor ?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:06 AM on Feb. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • There are many different strains of HPV (40). Most of the time you don't even know you have it.

    90 % of the time the body will completely clear both low-risk (wart causing) and high-risk (cancer causing) HPV from it's system.

    Genital warts usually appear as small bumps or groups of bumps, usually in the genital area. They can be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large, and sometimes cauliflower shaped. They can appear on the vulva, in or around the vagina or anus, on the cervix, and on the penis, scrotum, groin, or thigh. Warts may appear within weeks or months after sexual contact with an infected person. Or, they may not appear at all. If left untreated, genital warts may go away, remain unchanged, or increase in size or number. They will not turn into cancer.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:22 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • it shouldn't. HPV shouldn't effect when you go into labor at all. I just did a web search and there are no known links to HPV and pre term labor. In fact, unless a women has genital warts, or a case of cervical cancer HPV doesn't effect pregnancy at all. (from my web search, ask your doc to be sure)
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:11 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • isnt gential warts hpv? cause that is what i have i think .. i will be asking my dr asap tho
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • i did some looking up cause my husband hs had this little white bump on him when one disappeared one appeared on the other side of his well .. and now that im pregnant i have noticed 4 little bumps down there i have never had that before he said he had been tested before but if it was that would he had known ?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • so as long as i get to the dr while they are there then they will be able to tell me right ? i hope so i hope it isnt this its so humiliating he had made quite a few mistakes in the past but i didnt care i love him and he said he had been tested something like this he wouldnt had known unless it broke out right or can they tell you with out abreka out im sorry im just worried i dont know what to expect from my dr
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • As for warts, the only way to really test is a visual test, so if he didn't have them at the time of check up.. then they wouldn't have seen them. There isn't a standard test for low risk HPV, only the cervical cancer screening.

    Get a doc to check them out BEFORE the bumps clear up, so asap. It may not be warts.. it could be something else so you do need to get it checked. :)
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:25 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • also, he could have had them for a while: so don't assume the worst (unless you have reason to). Sometimes you don't break out for a long time. HPV can lie dormant in your body, even a woman's body, so it doesn't mean he did something recently.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:27 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • ok thank you very much and thank you for not being mean or rude about this ...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • i trust him i know he hasnt done anything recently the thing that worries me is the past he had
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

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