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A 44-year-old member asked:

How does having genital warts affect pregnancy?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Almost no effect: The hormones of pregnancy make genital warts worse, but warts do not generally affect the pregnancy. Women with warts can still safely have a vaginal delivery. After the hormones decrease after delivery the warts will often improve. In rare cases, the warts are so large they can obstruct the path for the baby. This is very uncommon.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Genital Warts: The topical medications used to treat genital warts are contraindicated during. Liquid nitrogen treatment would be safe during pregnancy but check with you ob/gyn first.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: There is no reason why they cannot be treated, however unless blocking the birth canal they can be watched. Often they will regress after the delivery.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Should i be worried about genital warts in late pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2017


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