I was diagnosed with HPV about a year ago. I was told it could pass through my system and not affect anything in my body within 2 years. It was found when I went in for a pap smear. They did a biopsy, and the did chryo where they froze the outter lining of my cervix to get rid of the abnormalities they found on my cervix. When I went back for a check up, they were still there, and a little worse at that time. They said it could be from the HPV or not. That there wasnt a way to tell. The discharge I have, has a wierd smell to it every once in a while, but its not constant, so that confuses me. could it be from the HPV too? I must have gotten a strand of the HPV that the gardsil doesnt prevent, because I had all of the gardasil shots so this wouldnt happen but it still did. Now, me and my boyfriend have been having sex unprotected for about 8 months, trying to get pregnant, and i havent yet. Can me having HPV prevent me from having a baby? and if it cant, can my baby contract it if i give birth naturally?
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If you have contracted the infection before taking the shot, it will not be of help. The cervix changes could be due to HPV. The altered vaginal discharge and smell could indicate infective cause. Getting vaginal swab/smear test done will help to confirm/rule out infective cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. If infective cause gets detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important that you get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid sexual contact/intercourse while being on treatment. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area, and keep the area clean and dry.
HPV usually does not affect your pregnancy chances. If procedures have been done on cervix, it can become incompetent and cause problems with carrying pregnancy smoothly. If infection is severe, it can affect baby during vaginal childbirth. Your gynecologist might suggest you to go ahead with getting elective cesarean section.
I was not sexually active before I got the gardasil shots, so I could not have contracted the HPV virus before hand. If I had a vaginal infection, wouldn't the smell be constant, and not on and off?
If it is a vaginal infection, would taking antibiotics help?
I have been going to the same doctor for about 2 years now. She is the one who diagnosed me with HPV and also did the chryo (which she said would not harm the chances of me having children)and I have an appointment with her in june. I have had the wierd smelling discharge for about a year now, and i thought it was from the chryo, because it didnt start until after i had that procedure done. But i have been back, and had 2 pap smears done since then, and have not been told that i had a vaginal infection.
And since i cant douche or use harsh soaps, what type of soap would you recommend me use, especially trying to keep the smell down so its not obvious to other people. I cannot avoid some clothes, because of my job, and I go to the gym alot, so sweating is going to be hard to keep control of as well.
I am working on getting the rest I need, but I still feel so tired all the time, I have been stressed out trying to find a house and all that, i do drink water like i should, and I am going to try to maintain a healthy diet.
is there anything else i should know?
Since my dr. hasnt resolved anything, should i see about getting a second opinion from a different dr?
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