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What should you know about trying to get pregnant with a history of HPV?

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If you have a history of HPV, be sure to tell your doctor. You should tell her if you have a history of genital warts, tissue changes in your cervix (such as an abnormal Pap test), a history of surgical treatment for abnormal pap, or other problems. Your doctor will want to monitor you closely, because more rapid cell changes can occur during pregnancy.

From: HPV and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Barbara Levy, MD, medical director, St. Francis Women's Health Center, Federal Way, Wash. Diane Harper, MD, MPH, professor of community and family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, N.H. American Social Health Association fact sheets: "HPV Myths and Misconceptions;" "HPV Cervical Dysplasia Questions & Answers;""HPV Genital Warts Q and A;" and "HPV." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fact sheet: "Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts." American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin, "Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetrician-Gynecologists," Number 61, April 2005. Alan Waxman, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:  Barbara Levy, MD, medical director, St. Francis Women's Health Center, Federal Way, Wash. Diane Harper, MD, MPH, professor of community and family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, N.H. American Social Health Association fact sheets: "HPV Myths and Misconceptions;" "HPV Cervical Dysplasia Questions & Answers;""HPV Genital Warts Q and A;" and "HPV." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fact sheet: "Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts." American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin, "Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetrician-Gynecologists," Number 61, April 2005. Alan Waxman, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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