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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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Should i be worried about genital warts in late pregnancy?

Should i be worried about genital warts in late pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

Yes if necessary: The only circumstance that requires treatment is if the condyloma are obstructing the birth canal. Otherwise treatment for condyloma is elective during pregnancy, be it for cosmetic or comfort reasons, be they physical or emotional reasons. Usually no treatment during pregnancy is the best approach. ...Read more

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How does having genital warts affect pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more

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With pregnancy hormones will that make my genital warts come back?

Genital warts: Are caused by hpv virus , recurrence is not related to pregnancy , how ever human body so sensitive , any imbalance of body defense system may promote growth , as seen in herpes sim[lex virus , as they are in the body already. ...Read more

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I found out that I have genital warts and I am seven months pregnant. Will my baby be harmed?

I found out that I have genital warts and I am seven months pregnant.  Will my baby be harmed?

No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. Which has over 120 different types, all causing different kinds of warts. Most types are benign but some progress to cancer. In pregnancy, the warts can sometimes grow large, but they usually don't cause problems. Most people catch one type of this virus or another. We don't believe genital warts pose any risk to babies during delivery. ...Read more

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Can a mans genital warts harm a fetus?

Can a mans genital warts harm a fetus?

GENERALLY, NO: Genital warts (hpv, human papilloma virus) in a male can not be transmitted to the fetus directly but can infect the mother. Once hpv is established in the pregnant mother, hpv can be transmitted during vaginal delivery, but transmission rates are low. Hpv can infect the vocal cords of the newborn. ...Read more

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Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read more

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During pregnancy i was told that i had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

During pregnancy i was told that i had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

Don't have it ,gone: Unlike herpes virus which stays in the body , genital warts caused by hpv virus , once gone by treatment or by your own immunity they are gone , and no longer in your body. Young woman are advised to have vaccination to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more