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4 Weeks Away From Due Date. Did I Get Infected Or Is This Normal? Really Worried?

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4 Weeks Away From Due Date. Did I Get Infected Or Is This Normal? Really Worried?

Postby Apara » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:06 pm

When I first got pregnant, I was given a pap smear and cultures and was tested for all the STD's they test for when you're pregnant. (All STD's, I'm pretty sure.) I came back positive for chlamydia and was given the antibiotic and I took it immediately and didn't have ANY sexual contact with my boyfriend of two years until he could get tested for everything and get treated for chlamydia and prove to me he did. He went to the clinic and they tested him and went ahead and gave him a shot for "everything." They were supposed to call his cell phone and let him know the results of his tests but his cell phone ran out of minutes before they called him, so we never got the results and he couldn't prove to me he even went so we continued to be abstinent until he could prove he went and was treated. He ended up going to another clinic and they didn't even test him, they just gave him that shot for "everything" and an antibiotic that I don't remember the name for but I'm pretty sure it was the same antibiotic I took for my chlamydia. Anyway, he showed me the prescription, we waited a week, and we had sex. After we did, I noticed these bumps around the base of his penis. They weren't in a cluster or anything, they were just kind of random. They were different shapes (not very big) and they weren't red. They were dry like and not pussy or infected looking or anything like that. It was kind of like a big chunk of dead skin. I Googled it and it kind of matched a description for HPV. The cauliflower shaped bumps. He said they don't itch or burn or hurt. I was tested for HPV when they did those first cultures and pap smear and I didn't have it. He says he hasn't cheated, and I do believe him. I don't see how it could be HPV bc I would have had it, too, unles he cheated. Even if it was HPV, wouldn't those shots have done something to it? I'm just really worried I may have gotten infected now and I'm 4 weeks from my due date and I have already received the last blood work and culture that they're going to do. Are these bumps on his penis an STD??
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4 Weeks Away From Due Date. Did I Get Infected Or Is This Normal? Really Worried?

Postby Cydorn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:07 pm

You send bf to the doctor

and you tell your OB/GYN all this he will instruct you further
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4 Weeks Away From Due Date. Did I Get Infected Or Is This Normal? Really Worried?

Postby Justin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:25 pm

HPV testing is not included in any STI testing.
The only approved HPV test is for screening the cervix using the same sample taken with your Pap test.
A Pap test is a test that only collects cell tissue of the cervix.
A Pap alone is not an HPV test.
HPV testing is done when abnormal cell changes are seen confirming that the cells of the cervix have the DNA of high risk HPV types.
HPV is not found in the blood and many places such as Planned Parenthood may not use the co-testing for HPV even when abnormal cells are seen in the sample taken of your Pap test. It can take years, months or decades for HPV to cause abnormal cells of the cervix or genital warts. Your Pap test may have been normal when you were tested but that is not conclusive you didn?t have the virus at that time.
An HPV test does not screen for low risk HPV types because these HPV types are not linked to genital cancers.

Gardasil prevents 4 genital HPV types. Gardasil can't prevent or treat HPV types you may have already been exposed to if you received all 3 injections before any sex.
The 4 vaccine HPV types that Gardasil prevents are genital HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18.
Cervarix prevents HPV types 16 and 18.
Most genital warts are caused by HPV types 6 or 11 but other HPV types can cause genital warts.

Genital HPV infections are an STI because they are primarily acquired through vaginal and anal sex.

It is rare for a mother to transmit the virus to her child through vaginal delivery.
HPV can show during pregnancy due to the weakened immune system and the hormone changes that your body goes through during pregnancy, most of the time the virus will regress after childbirth.

The only way to know if these bumps are a genital HPV infection is to see a doctor. You can ask your doctor if HPV co-testing was done with your last Pap test.

Due to the long incubation time frame for the virus to show a partner should not think that the other party cheated. Most partners share their HPV type.
There is no HPV test for the male


When one partner has HPV lesions caused by a particular virus type, it is most likely that the other partner shares the same virus type, although this is often impossible to prove.
Many men and women with the virus do not show abnormal cell changes of the cervix or genital warts.

HPV infects the skin when cells from a partner's HPV lesions gain access to tiny breaks in the skin that often occur during skin to skin contact or intercourse. HPV does not infect tissue that lies underneath the skin, nor does it infect blood or other body fluids.

After an average of 1 to 8 months (but up to years or decades) the HPV infected cells may start to grow abnormally as the virus begins to reproduce itself in large numbers. Whether this occurs at all, and if so, how it is manifested clinically, is largely the result of a complex interplay between the virus and individual immunity.

A Pap test does not detect HPV itself.

Health care providers may recommend the HPV test

for women as a follow-up to a Pap test that finds abnormal cells or when Pap test results are not clear

for women over 30 when they have a Pap test

HPV testing is not recommended for all women because HPV is very common and usually goes away without causing any health problems.

For women age 30 or older, a test for HPV can be done at the same time as a Pap test. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-...

GARDASIL has not been demonstrated to provide protection

against disease from vaccine and non-vaccine HPV types to which

a person has previously been exposed through sexual activity.

GARDASIL has not been demonstrated to protect against

diseases due to HPV types not contained in the vaccine http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circ...
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