What Are the Complications and Risks of Genital Warts?


The majority of complications from genital warts themselves occur in pregnant women. Warts may become larger during pregnancy. This can lead to difficulty urinating or delivering the baby. Additionally, the warts may be passed to the infant. If warts form in the baby's throat it can be life threatening as they can inhibit the ability to breathe.

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Partners and Re-infection

Partners can be infected by both intercourse and skin-to-skin contact. When you are asymptomatic, consistent proper use of latex condoms is the best method of protecting your partner from contracting HPV.

Mark Riegel, MD
Mark Riegel, MD

Do I Have Genital Warts?

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