Pregnancy And HPV: Will There Be Complications At All?

November 1, 2009 by admin 

Pregnancy and HPV can undoubtedly harm the unborn baby. It can positively complicate a pregnancy. That is why it is important to consult an obstetrician-gynecologist if a pregnant woman has HPV.During pregnancy, it is very significant to know if the woman does have Genital Warts. If she does, she will have difficulty urinating because the Genital Warts grow at a fast pace and causes a blockage to the birth canal. If the birth canal is blocked, the pregnant woman will undergo a caesarian delivery. But a caesarian delivery is more often than not being done if only Genital Warts are there. Pregnancy and HPV does not really affect the baby but it may cause birth defects. Seldom, a mother can send on the warts and the HPV infection to the child. If this happens, warts in the throat and mouth of the baby can be developed. It is curable but it could be life threatening to the baby.HPV pregnancy, unfortunately has no available drug that can treat the virus, however natural treatment methods are available. If genital warts are present during pregnancy, the obstetrician may decide not to treat or treat them. Oftentimes, they get better or even fade away altogether after the woman gives birth. Some treatments can be used to eliminate it safely during gestation. During pregnancy, there may be an increase of tissue changes in some pregnant women. It may result in premature labor which is why the doctor has to cancel the treatment for HPV. The doctor will observe if the warts get bigger because hormonal changes can cause the warts to multiply and at times may cause bleeding. If the warts get bigger and cause obstruction in the birth canal, there might be a need to remove the warts surgically before childbirth. It is more important that if a woman is planning to get pregnant, she must consult her doctor to be able to know if she has HPV. Natural prevention can eliminate this risk and will be a big help to the mother and the baby to avoid complications during pregnancy.


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