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genital warts... will they go away on their own?

i found out i have genital warts after giving birth. since i am breast feeding, i've decided not to use aldara cream that was prescribed. will the warts go away on their own? i am feeling better (it's been 5 weeks), but the warts are not totally gone. i really want my crotch back to normal, but do not want to cut breastfeeding short. i've been taking extra vitamin C and E. Does anyone have advice? Thanks!
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sweetie , thats an std , it wont go away on its own , i had them too - it wont affect ur breastfeeding by treating them either .did they check your cervix for warts also ?

Get to a gyn, take the treatment
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i have HPV too....i have only had 2 warts ever....one when PG with DS....they burnt it off. and i have one now that is small and on my labia....it cropped up 9 mos ago and has not left me since. take the meds...obviously your doc knows you are breast feeding and wouldn't give you something that would hurt your baby. make sure you get regular paps....HPV causes cervical cancer and needs to be monitored. i have had this 16 yrs and ever scince i had DS i have never had a irreg pap since but i go to the gyno every 6 months to be sure.

kimmie
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Thanks for the advice! I'm not trying to be naive, but my OB said I may want to wait it out and the warts will go away. It does look better down there, but I still feel some pain and burning. If I wasn't breast feeding, I would start the meds ASAP. The info on Aldara does say they don't know the effects on breast milk. Guess, I better plan on using the meds in the near future. Has anyone used Aldara and had positive results?
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i don't know the side effects on the meds and breast milk....but i can say that if you wait it can get better or worse but isn't harmful to you....just looks bad. if they are getting better i would wait too if i was BF. so do what makes you feel better and i hope they continue to go away.


kimmie
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try betta-mannan or drink aloe juice and the  vits A,E & C. You can wait and they might clear but they usually last a while. I understand the BF issue. I extended bf with DS#1 but with DS#2 I had to wean at 1.5y - do get the paps, if they are on your cervix then most definitely take the risk with the meds. if not wait for as long as you can bear it. betta-mannan is safe for pregnant and breast feeding women.

good luck. and your not alone - too many of us have no idea that were infected until it's too late.
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I appreciate the encouraging words! I will try that drink you mentioned.

I just had my pap last week and plan on calling the ob office to make sure they got the results back. I have so many questions about HPV, but before my mind runs away with me I have to deal with the immediate problem - the warts.

This might sound stupid, but how do you know when the warts are totally gone? They are pretty small. I don't want my husband to get the warts too, because he will be super freaked out. I think women take these problems better than men :-)
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what were your symptoms of the warts... i have a lump/bump on the right side of my labia. It's painless and doesn't really affect me.
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I have a small lump/ bump on the right side of my labia its painless and can only be felt.  It came like two weeks ago and its just now going down i had one before but they said it wasn't anything but i dont believe them so i'm gonna go back to a different ob/gyn
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Try your own breast milk it is known to heal warts and many other things such at wounds, ear infections, pink eye ect. No joke. You can even do the research
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