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I am a high risk HPV carrier and pregnant at the moment. My doctor told me to get a colposcopy, however if they do find cancerous cells they only treat them after i give birth, so what is the point of having it while I am pregnant?

By Anonymous December 14, 2013 - 10:16am
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I feel like this procedure is invasive and uncomfortable. Can HPV hurt my baby? what can I do to naturally get rid of HPV while I am pregnant? I do not have any warts as far as I know. It seems like conventional doctors don't know any other way of treating it besides sliding a part of the cervix which I feel like is also very invasive and I would like to avoid that as much as possible. I almost 27 years old and this is my first baby. I was diagnosed with hpv about 3 years ago.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question.  In most cases, HPV will not affect the unborn child. It is important to let your Obstetrician know of your HPV or if there is any wart present.  In most cases, a pap smear is done to check for any abnormalities in the cervix tissue. Or the doctor may decide to do a colposcopy in which a lighted device is used to closely examine the cervix for abnormal tissue changes. Let your doctor know how you feel about having this done, am sure he can further explain to you how is the procedure done and of any risk to the baby. 


Here a link on HPV 

Human papillomavirus (HPV)



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