Genital Warts During Pregnancy

Brayden Kitchens

Description

External genital warts are generally caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that affects up to 75% of men and women who are sexually active. Often those who contract HPV will not know because it did not present symptoms and resolved on its own.

Symptoms

warts found on:

  • penis
  • scrotum
  • thigh
  • inside or on anus
  • inside or on vagina
  • Cervix


Risks Involved

  • Not likely to pass on to baby but still possible
  • Warts grow faster during pregnancy
  • Can result in cancer

Treatment Options

  • Some doctors do not treat warts during pregnancy
  • Freezing, surgical, and lazer are ways the warts may be removed
  • Prescription medication

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