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I've had genital herpes since 2006. I would like to have

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I've had genital herpes since 2006. I would like to have children someday. Will it be possible?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 4 months ago.


Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Now Herpes by itself would not prevent the development of a pregnancy. However active herpes can certainly cause problems. If you do have an active infection just before delivery then you would have to undergo a C section to protect the child. However women with older genital herpes have developed antibodies to the virus which they pass onto the child in the womb. So the simple answer here is YES you can have children easily.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 4 months ago.

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