Re: HPV/anal warts while pregnant
It sounds like you are experiencing a great deal of discomfort... doctors are often unwilling to treat HPV in pregnant women due to risks to the fetus. I had thought that cryotherapy was an option, since it is more of a mechanical procedure. Unfortunately, when a woman become pregnant, her immune system is compromised, so that is why yours broke out when you became pregnant. You will definitely want to talk to your doctor about it. As for cancer, the type of HPV that causes warts is different from the type that causes cancer. Normal paps means you don't have the cancer-causing type, but it is good to keep up with your regular gyno exams anyway. Start researching treatment options that don't require heavy chemical intervention. TCA and Aldara are probably out of the question, but there must be a solution out there.