Originally Posted by Amy_D
I have a bunch of planters warts on my left foot, and i have a doctors appt. for them next month but my question is if i get them removed will it harm my baby in any way, due to the risk of infection or any medication they might put me on afterwards. I want to get them removed because when i get really pregnant and start really popping out the warts will hurt so bad due to the extra pressure the baby put's on my feet. Any advice will be greatly appeciated. Thank you in advance!
Hi. Be sure to let your doctor know that you are pregnant. However, I have had a plantar wart removed from my foot and there really was not much to it. In my case, the doctor put a couple drops of a substance that burns the plantar wart and a few layers of skin, creating a large and very painful blister that will hurt for a week or so but then be fine. You will go back to the doctor to have the dead skin shaved off and he may give you another does of the topical medication if the wart is stubborn. Depending upon where the wart or warts are on the plantar surface of your foot, you may experience more discomfort while you have the blister if it sustains a great deal of pressure. Fort instance, if it is on your heel, I would use a cane or a crutch to take some pressure off the blister. Other than that I don't think there is much worry about the medication complicating the pregnancy.