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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2006
  • 01:19 PM

OH>>>>Hear i go i think i may have what i call genital wartss......i haven't been to the doctor......i'm more ashamed....then anything....this seems to be another shinning example of how i've screwed up....no pun....(sorry still trying to keep the worries at bay.....i guss my question or ??'s are.....i just need some one to help me not worry about the worries......

thanks so much....
oh little about myself....

age 27
2 kids (boys)

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  • hi there. I was diagnosed with HPV aka genital warts , about 2 years ago when I went for my annual exam. Up until then ,I had never heard of this disease. I was told it is transmitted sexually but symptoms may appear from weeks to up to years before you realize you have been infected. I have never had visible symptoms before. When I found out I was also expecting a child. At first, I felt ashamed and betrayed. I felt like I ruined my life and that I would never again have a healthy relationship. This is not the case. I was honest with my new partner and explained to him that I was not sure when Iwas infected and that not everyone has symptoms. He is very supportive and has been by me through everything. i encouraged him to get tested for it. But as I understand, HPV is not appherant if you get a general STD screening, you must request specifically for a HPV test which is the virus that causes most cases of genital warts. Warts can be easily removed but may return.I think that you should not shun from this. When I was pregnant I too was ashamed to openly talk about it with my ob-gyn, I was 2 weeks from my due date when I had my first and only outbreak. My doctor was aware that I had HPV but did not remove them until after my daughter was born... My daughter now has LARYNX pappaloma and has little to no voice because she contracted HPV ffrom me. My doctor never once suggested a C section to avoid her from getting infected nor explained to me that she could get it if she was delivered vaginally. She is 1 year old now and has had 2 laser procedures done to remove the pappaloma. so far it has not been succesful enough to restore her voice. and they keep reoccurring.. Everyday I think about how she will live with this her entire life and that it could have been avoided if i had only talked about it with my doctor. I encourage you to seek an answer and ask all the questions you may have, You and your loved ones will benefit from it. please reply to me if you had other specific questions I have done a lot of research on Human Pappillomavirus.
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