Can a woman with HPV have a baby?
The presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) by itself should not affect your ability to get pregnant. But in some cases, having HPV can increase your risk of developing precancerous or cancerous cells in your cervix, which could affect both your fertility and your ability to carry a baby to term.
Can HPV worsen pregnancy?
During pregnancy, changing hormone levels can make warts grow faster than usual. A pregnant woman’s body also produces an increased amount of vaginal discharge, which gives warts a warm, moist place to thrive. Having certain types of HPV can also increase your risk for cervical cancer.
What does low-grade HPV mean?
Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (LSIL) means that there are low-grade changes that are usually caused by an HPV infection. Your health care provider will likely ask you to come back for additional testing to make sure that there are not more serious (high-grade) changes.
Is colposcopy safe during pregnancy?
You may need to have a colposcopy (a close examination of your cervix and vagina) while you are pregnant. This is safe to have during pregnancy, and your doctor can see how much the cells on your cervix have changed.
Can HPV go away after pregnancy?
Treatment for HPV and genital warts in pregnancy There’s no drug that can get rid of the virus. If you have warts, your practitioner may decide not to treat them during your pregnancy, because they often get better on their own or even disappear altogether after you give birth.
How do you get rid of low grade HPV?
LSIL (and HPV infections) often clear up on their own without treatment. In these cases, no treatment or recovery is needed. If your immune system is having a hard time fighting off the HPV infection, your doctor may recommend excisional treatment. Excisional and ablative treatments are all outpatient procedures.
Does colposcopy affect future pregnancy?
After adjusting for age, contraceptive use and infertility, women who had a treatment procedure were still almost 1.5 times more likely to conceive compared to untreated women. Pregnancy rates among women who had a biopsy or colposcopy were the same as rates among women who had a surgical treatment procedure.
Can low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion affect getting pregnant?
Will cervical abnormalities affect a pregnancy? Whether you need treatment before trying to fall pregnant depends on the cell change severity. Women with low-grade abnormalities who are up to date with their Pap smears are fine to go ahead and conceive.
Can you still get pregnant with precancerous cells?
The good news is, yes, you can still get pregnant. Treatment does not affect your fertility. If possible, check with your doctor or specialist before becoming pregnant to make sure you are up to date with your screenings. This way, you can have any necessary treatment beforehand.
How soon after colposcopy can I get pregnant?
Immediate recovery takes about two weeks. We recommend that women avoid sex or inserting anything into the vagina for four weeks. Full recovery of the cervix takes about six months. I usually tell my patients who have no evidence of cervical cancer to wait six months before trying to conceive.
Can low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion affect getting pregnant?
Can low risk HPV go away?
In most cases (9 out of 10), HPV goes away on its own within two years without health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer.
What should women know about HPV and pregnancy?
Here’s what women need to know about HPV and pregnancy. Women trying to become pregnant can ask if they need a specific test for HPV just to be sure they are not infected with the virus. They don’t. If a woman has been having regular Pap tests, any abnormalities on those would have alerted her doctor to check further for HPV.
Can a Pap test detect HPV during pregnancy?
If a woman has been having regular Pap tests, any abnormalities on those would have alerted her doctor to check further for HPV. Once a woman is pregnant, a Pap test will be taken at the first prenatal visit for women who are not up to date on screening.
Can I transmit HPV to my Baby?
And a mother can transmit HPV to her baby during birth, but this is also uncommon. In most cases, there are no obvious symptoms, the infection resolves on its own, and women never know they had HPV. But in some cases you’ll see these symptoms:
What happens if a Pap test shows precancerous cells in cervix?
If a Pap test shows that you have precancerous cells in your cervix, your doctor may wait to treat you until after your delivery. Once your baby is born, you’ll likely have another Pap test.