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Hello I am 22 weeks pregnant. A couple of weeks ago my doctor told me i have genital warts, I have never had any signs of this before I fell pregnant. I only had about 4 and I had them frozen and they dissapeared. I checked with a mirror just to check everything was ok and am horrified to see even more have appeared in larger groups and in more areas. I am really concerned about my babys health and whether Ii will be able to continue with a vaginal birth or not. If I continue to have these warts frozen each time I have an outbreak will they be kept under control and will they go after I have given birth? Is there any other treatment I can use at home alongside the freezing?

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replied March 28th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A33337
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90% of genital warts caused by Human papilloma viruses (subtypes 6 or 11). Currently available therapies for genital warts likely reduce, but probably do not eradicate, HPV infectivity.

Using cryotherapy, to have the warts removed does not result in any form of scarring or cause any difficulty during normal childbirth. Also, cryotherapy just helps in removing the warts and is not curative therapy. It does not eradicate HPV infection in the genital area, and recurrence of warts can occur at a later date.

You should consult your doctor, who can prescribe you topical creams containing - podofilox (0.5%) or Imiquimod (5%) which will be much helpful.

Podofilox solution should be applied with a cotton swab, or podofilox gel with a finger, to visible genital warts twice a day for 3 days, followed by 4 days of no therapy. This cycle can be repeated, as necessary, for up to four cycles.

Imiquimod cream should be applied once daily at bedtime, three times a week for up to 16 weeks.

I hope this helps.

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