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What are vaginal warts?

Vaginal warts are small skin-coloured or whitish bumps that appear on your vulva, vagina or cervix. The most prevalent symptoms of vaginal warts include- bleeding, mucous-like discharge and brown-coloured bumps near the vagina. Vaginal warts are the most common sexually transmitted infection. Vaginal warts are broadly known as genital warts, the scientific name of which is condyloma acuminatum. 

HPV6 and HPV 11 are small strains of Human Papillomavirus that often causes genital warts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every sexually active person is at risk of getting HPV, including genital warts. According to The Hans India, report female genital warts have been reported in 2-25 per cent of sexually transmitted disease clinic attendees in India. As published in Healthline, there are 30 to 40 strains of HPV that specifically affect the genitals, but just a few of these strains cause genital warts.

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Best Hospitals for Vaginal Wart Treatment

Best Hospitals for Vaginal Wart Treatment

Pristyn care is associated with multiple gyne clinics and hospitals for vaginal warts treatment (either medically or surgically) in almost all the metro cities of India. We understand your concern and hesitation about genital problems, and that’s why we assure 100%  privacy and confidentiality throughout consultation and treatment. You can consult with some of our top female gynaecologists who have ample of experience in diagnosing and treating vaginal warts.  We also provide a dedicated medical care coordinator who assists you throughout your treatment journey. To ease your financial burden, we provide Zero Cost EMI service along with multiple payment options, including- cash, debit card, credit card and cheque. 

Contact Pristyn Care to book an appointment with some of the best gynaecologists in India and get the best treatment for vaginal warts near you right away.

Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal wart

Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal wart

Diagnosis of vaginal warts

External vaginal warts are visible and hence, don’t require any specific diagnostic test gynaecologists physically examine them. However, internal vaginal warts are quite challenging to diagnose and may require any of the following tests-

  • Pap Test –  Pap test is usually performed to screen non-visible human papillomavirus (HPV) and to detect early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer. In this test, the doctor collects the cell sample from the cervix and then sends it to the laboratory to examine any abnormal cells.
  • HPV test – This test is specifically recommended for women of age group 30-65  to detect the presence of  human papillomavirus (HPV).  
  • Biopsy – The majority of vaginal warts cases do not require a biopsy. However, it is suggested only when HPV and pap tests fail to diagnose.
  • Blood test- Doctors usually suggest blood tests to check for other STDs often associated with genital warts.

Treatment for vaginal warts

Some of the vaginal warts are clear without any treatment. However, suitable treatment reduces the risk of spreading the virus. Vaginal warts are treated by either medication or surgical procedures.

Topical treatments- Medications are usually suggested to treat small-size vaginal warts that cannot be removed through the laser procedure. Some common medications for vaginal warts include- Trichloroacetic Acid, Podophyllin and Podofilox (Condylox).

Laser treatment- It is usually done to kill vaginal warts of a bigger size. It is performed under local anaesthesia either at a gyne clinic or hospital under local anaesthesia. In this procedure, an intensive laser beam of light is targeted to kill the causative agent of vaginal warts.

What to expect during vaginal wart treatment?

What to expect during vaginal wart treatment?

Depending on the severity and size of the warts doctor plan a suitable treatment. Treatment basically involves either medication, surgery or home remedies, depending on the requirement.

  • For asymptomatic and small-size warts, doctors prescribe medications like- several creams, ointments or solutions. Imiquimod is the most common cream used to treat vaginal warts, it enhances a person’s immune system to fight their growth.
  • During pregnancy, doctors usually suggest cryotherapy (cryosurgery), which involves freezing warts. In this procedure, the doctor applies liquid nitrogen around warts to freeze them. You may feel a mild or moderate burning sensation during the treatment.

However, you can also try some home remedies for small-size warts, some of the home remedies for vaginal warts are as follows- applying tea tree oil, applying garlic extract, folate and B12 supplements.

What questions do I need to ask my gynaecologist before vaginal wart treatment?

What questions do I need to ask my gynaecologist before vaginal wart treatment?

Before considering any treatment plan with the doctor, discuss your medical history and medication with the doctor. The patient needs to get aware of the severity of the condition and the treatment. It is imperative for a woman to ask these questions to the gynaecologist in order to understand the treatment procedure for vaginal wart removal. 

  • How can I protect my partner from genital warts?
  • Should I be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases?
  • What is the best vaginal wart removal treatment for me?
  • How can I prepare for the vaginal wart removal treatment?
  • When can I expect to get better after beginning the treatment for wart removal?
  • When can I safely involve in sexual activities?
  • How many days off should I have in hand for the treatment of genital wart removal?
  • What are the chances of cervical cancer if I have vaginal warts?
  • Will the treatment pose any threat to my fertility or future pregnancy?
  • What is the best way to prevent vaginal warts in the future?
  • Will I get vaginal warts even after undergoing the treatment, or shall I get rid of the wart permanently after the treatment?

What are the possible outcomes of laser vaginal wart removal treatment?

What are the possible outcomes of laser vaginal wart removal treatment?

Laser vaginal wart removal provides long-term treatment for vaginal warts and also prevents complications such as.

  • It also prevents the risk of cervical cancer that can occur due to certain high-risk strains of HPV.
  • It helps in relieving vaginal itching, vaginal redness or vaginal discharge.
  • Vaginal warts are contagious and hence can spread through skin-to-skin contact during sex. Thus, vaginal warts removal is extremely important to protect your partner from STIs. 
  • It also helps in managing the symptoms like- genital itching, burning sensation, discomfort, and pain.
  • It also helps prevent the spread of warts and infection to other parts of the uterine cavity, like the cervix, vagina, and vulva.

FAQs around Vaginal Wart

What are the other alternatives for vaginal wart treatment except for laser treatment?

Usually, if the vaginal wart is smaller and detected early in the stage, then it can be cured by medication. These medication boost your immune system’s ability to fight vaginal warts. But if vaginal warts are diagnosed later, then laser or surgical treatment is the only option to cure them permanently.

Can I undergo laser vaginal warts treatment during pregnancy?

Yes, it is safe for pregnant women and doesn’t cause any major risks to the mother or baby. But we suggest consulting your doctor before undergoing laser treatment. In some cases, the doctor is likely to suggest other methods for removing vaginal warts, such as freezing, cryosurgery, or medication.

What precautions do I need to take after vaginal wart removal treatment?

Your gynaecologists are likely to suggest aftercare instructions like – avoiding touching and scratching the area with your hand, as it can increase the risk of infection or contamination. There are higher chances of blisters and scabs after the laser treatment. It may take around 10-30 days for complete healing. Moreover, it also depends on the immune response of your body to the treatment procedure.

Does insurance cover vaginal wart treatment?

No, generally, the treatment for vaginal warts, either surgical or non-surgical, doesn’t cover by insurance. Insurance companies don’t compensate for such medical procedures.

How long is the treatment procedure for vaginal warts removal?

The treatment journey for vaginal warts completely depends on the type of treatment you are taking. For medication, it may take around a few months for vaginal warts to disappear. While in surgical treatment, recovery is likely to take about 2-3 weeks.

What are the common symptoms of vaginal warts?

Small-size vaginal warts are mostly asymptomatic, but larger-size warts can cause- itching and a burning sensation around the genital area, some women also experience vaginal discharge and bleeding.

How often do vaginal warts come back after the treatment?

HPV is a lifelong virus hence the chances of recurrence are quite high even after the treatment. However, you can consult your gynaecologist and can discuss the HPV vaccine treatment.

How long do home remedies take to remove vaginal warts?

Home remedies have been proven quite effective in treating vaginal warts. Some of the home remedies that you can try to treat vaginal warts are- apple cider vinegar, garlic extract and green tea. However, being rich in acidic content will help you in killing the causative agent, i.e., the virus. Although we suggest not relying completely on home remedies and consulting your gynaecologist

What is the Vaginal Wart Treatment Cost in India?

The cost of laser treatment for vaginal warts in India is around INR 15,000 to INR 25,000.

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