Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that affects the sexually active adults. Around 100 varieties of HPV exist in the world that can cause infection. In most of the cases, your body is able to fight with the virus and able to get rid of the infection in 1-2 years. Serious health problems like skin warts and cancer are reported in the patients infected with Human papillomavirus.
HPV and Fertility
It is believed that HPV infection may cause infertility, which is not true. HPV infection does not affect your ability to conceive. HPV infection may increase your risk of having cervical cancer. In cases when there is development of cervical cancer and precancerous cells, there is a high risk of removal of the cervix which can lead to infertility.
According to the research study, while suffering from HPV, you may experience harmless warts. There are few strains of Human papillomavirus that causes warts which can become cancerous in later stages.
A recent research study says that the HPV infected sperm can contribute to male and couple infertility. When an HPV-infected sperm fertilizes an egg, the risk of miscarriages is more when compared to a healthy sperm fertilizing the egg.
Human Papillomavirus Infection Treatment
Treatment is not required for all the HPV infections. Removal of cancerous cells in important and it can be done with the following techniques:
- Cone biopsy
- Electrosurgical excision therapy
The above-listed HPV treatment procedure may affect your ability to conceive. In few cases, it may lead to problems in carrying a full term pregnancy. The treatments may cause changes in the cervical mucus production.
In few cases, it may also cause stenosis and narrowing of the opening of the cervix. This eventually causes the sperm to slow down and make it more difficult for an egg to get fertilized. Treatment methods also cause your cervix to widen and thin before your pregnancy has come to term.
Measures to Prevent Infertility
To avoid the risk of infertility, it is recommended that the sexually active women should get themselves checked for HPV infection. HPV test for men is not available, thus, it is recommended to use protection while having an intercourse to minimize the spread of infection.
In most of the cases, HPV does not lead to infertility. Whereas there is a chance that it may increase the risk of infertility. When you experience any symptoms related to HPV infections, it is recommended to get yourself diagnosed to avoid any complications.
In case of fertility issues, you can consult the infertility specialist. Hegde fertility center is the best fertility center in Hyderabad. Dr. Vanadana Hegde is the best infertility specialist. The fertility center carries out the fertility treatment at best competitive rates.