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Condylomas during pregnancy - how to be treated?
Condylomas during pregnancy - how to be treated?

Any illness during pregnancy poses a certain risk for both the expectant mother and her child, therefore, in this difficult but happy time, doctors recommend taking care of yourself in every possible way and strengthening the immune system. Unfortunately, this is rather difficult, since the child literally sucks vitamins, nutrients and minerals from the mother's body, weakening her immune system.

In such a situation, it becomes difficult for the body to resist the attacks of viruses, bacteria and fungi. In addition to colds, which are most common in pregnant women, dermatological problems occupy a special place.

Condylomas - what is it?

This type of skin disease refers to wart rashes that can appear on the skin or mucous membranes of the body. They can occur on any part of the body, but most often occur on the armpits, genitals, in the anus.

These are flesh-colored formations from small (less than 3 mm) to significant size (1-1.5 cm). As a rule, condylomas are poured out in groups, affecting large areas of the skin.

Causes of occurrence

In many people, the human papillomavirus is hidden in the body. This virus is transmitted from one person to another in several ways:

  • Through microtrauma;
  • Blood transfusion (if it could not be recognized or there was no such possibility);
  • During sexual intercourse.

In its normal state, it is "frozen" and is successfully suppressed by the body's immune system. During pregnancy, if the immunity is greatly weakened, the body can no longer fight the human papillomavirus - at this time, warts appear.


The most common among pregnant women are genital warts, which manifest themselves in the following forms:

  • Flesh-colored to pink rashes;
  • Single and multiple eruptions;
  • The size of the rashes can reach several centimeters;
  • The most frequent rashes in the genital area, which significantly complicates the hygiene and treatment of women, especially in the third trimester of pregnancy;
  • Bleeding neoplasms.


It is carried out only by a dermatologist in conjunction with a gynecologist, since genital warts can spill out on the mucous membranes of the cervix. For diagnosis, in most cases, a superficial examination is sufficient. Sometimes an additional test is performed - a small amount of acetic acid is dripped onto genital warts. With a positive diagnosis, the wart should turn pale.

Another diagnostic method is a Papanikalau smear. It confirms or refutes the presence of an infection in the cervix.

Danger of disease

If warts were found in a pregnant woman, then they must be treated, since the following complications may occur:

  • An increase in the size of the rash to the limit of normal activity (sometimes genital rashes significantly complicate the process of urination);
  • Bleeding can lead to blood poisoning;
  • A rash on the inner walls of the vagina can block the birth canal, necessitating an emergency unplanned caesarean section;
  • An exacerbation of the human papillomavirus can lead to infection of the baby during childbirth;
  • Some human papillomaviruses can cause cancer at the site of a warts rash.


Modern medicine offers several methods for getting rid of the hated warts.

First of all, this is cryotherapy. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the neoplasm, which freezes the neoplasm and destroys it. As a result, a small wound remains. This damage heals in a few days to two weeks. Cryotherapy is not used when warts are found on mucous membranes.

In addition to cryotherapy, standard drug treatment is provided. An application is applied to the affected area - from one to three times, depending on each individual case. As a result, the wart turns into a small scab, which disappears after a few days without any extra effort. This method can be used on mucous membranes, but it is more expensive than cryotherapy. During pregnancy, this method is recommended as the safest.

Another way to get rid of warts is diathermocoagulation. Removal of warts is carried out with an electric knife under the influence of high temperatures. This method is very painful, therefore it is used only in conjunction with local anesthesia. Not recommended for pregnant women.

During pregnancy, warts are very often removed with a laser. This treatment is very effective - after about a week, all traces of the rash disappear.

It is worth noting that any method of treatment during pregnancy is used no earlier than 28 weeks, so that the risk of exposure to the baby is minimal. If warts appear on the inner wall of the vagina, then treatment is excluded, since there is a risk of miscarriage. In this case, a compulsory caesarean section is prescribed. If condylomas are small in size and there are not many of them, then treatment is not prescribed at all. There are cases when rashes appeared in the first trimester of pregnancy and disappeared on their own during the third trimester.


Any treatment, including prescriptions of traditional medicine, is carried out under the supervision of the attending physician, as well as the doctor in charge of the pregnancy. It makes sense to use traditional medicine when the rash has just arisen, and also if their number is not large. In other situations, traditional medicine is powerless.

Recipe 1. Celandine

You can prepare celandine tincture on alcohol yourself, or you can purchase a finished medicine at a pharmacy kiosk. She needs to lubricate the rash 2 times a day - in the morning and in the evening, until the warts disappear. Care should be taken as too much celandine can cause burns and serious wounds.

Recipe 2. Acidic natural substances

This includes the juice of pineapple, green sour apples, grape vines, etc. It is necessary to lubricate the affected area with juice several times a day, and you can also make lotions from 2 to 5 minutes, depending on the localization of the rash.

Recipe 3. Garlic

You can use grated garlic, its juice, or just apply a clove of garlic in a sore spot and fix it with a plaster.

Recipe 4. Kalanchoe

This plant has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effects, as well as antiviral properties, so it can help get rid of genital warts during pregnancy. The Kalanchoe leaf needs to be crushed and applied several times a day. It is very important to make fresh gruel from the leaf every time.

Recipe 5. Onion

One onion must be cut in half and dipped in vinegar for one hour. After that, half of the onion must be applied to the place of the rash for a long period of time (you can overnight).

All of these folk remedies are safe during pregnancy if you do not overdo it during treatment. Moreover, they do not have any harmful effect on the fetus. If warts are located in the genital area, then a woman must be treated during pregnancy or prepare for a cesarean section. In itself, an exacerbation of the human papillomavirus is not dangerous for the unborn child, but during childbirth it can get into the child's respiratory tract.

In rare cases, this causes the growth of warts on the mucous membranes of the baby's pharynx, which can cause suffocation. That is why you should not neglect the treatment of genital warts during pregnancy.

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