You may have surgery to remove
genital warts if they are widespread and medicine or
freezing (cryotherapy) fails to remove them.
If you have a
high-risk type of HPV that causes an abnormal Pap test, your doctor may
recommend certain types of surgery. For more information about surgical methods
to treat abnormal cell changes, see the topic
Abnormal Pap Test.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a small organism called Trichomonas vaginalis. Women are most often affected by this disease, although men can become infected and pass the infection to their partners through sexual contact.
choices for pregnant women with genital warts include electrocautery, surgical
excision, loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP), and laser surgery.
What to Think About
The success of surgery is
related to the number of warts present. The success rate is higher and
additional treatments are less likely to be required when surgery is performed
on fewer and smaller warts. But surgery is less likely to be needed for a few
small areas of warts.
Surgery may be more expensive than some
other treatment choices.