Condylomas in the intimate zone are a serious problem, neither men nor women are immune from them. These growths not only cause a lot of inconvenience, but also carry a potential danger. Often this type of papilloma becomes a provocateur of the development of oncology. But do not panic. Now this inconvenience is easily eliminated by the medical method, and if tablets and ointments do not cope with the hated papilloma, you can resort to a cosmetic procedure for removing the growth.
Why do growths occur in intimate places
Condylomas are a skin defect, the appearance of which is associated with infection of a man or woman with the human papillomavirus. According to medical research, HPV is found in the blood of every third inhabitant of the planet. This pathogen is the most common in the world. Men get sick closer to 27 years old, women to 23. Also, according to statistics, about 30% of adolescents are infected with the disease.
The patient may not even suspect the presence of infection in his body. A condition is necessary for the manifestation of HPV. The virus multiplies and activates only when the immune system is weakened. A clear sign that this process is started is the appearance of papillomas in different parts of the body, not only in the genital area. The incubation period lasts from 30 to 90 days. The clinic has been hidden all this time.
Common causes of the manifestation of the virus:
- Regular stress and anxiety;
- Lack of nutrients, micro and macro elements;
- Vitamin deficiency, which is observed in the offseason;
- Advanced forms of chronic diseases;
- Addictions (addiction to tobacco, drugs and alcohol);
- Long-term use of oral contraceptives;
- The exhaustion of the body. This condition occurs with great emotional and physical stress;
- Chronic lack of sleep;
- Problems with the nervous system;
- Inflammation of the genitourinary system;
- Metabolic failure;
- Sexually transmitted diseases;
- Hormonal imbalance.
The initial stage is characterized by the formation of one or two papillomas. After it begins to develop extensive condylomatosis. This is the name of a chronic ailment in which growths appear in large numbers. This is very bad, since a wart that is oncogenic can occur.
They are infected with the human papilloma virus in several ways:
- If you violate the rules of personal hygiene. If you use someone else’s underwear, a towel, sit on a dirty toilet and wash in the same bathtub with an infected person, then you can get HPV infection with a probability of up to 99%;
- During the examination by a gynecologist. This will happen when tools and a medical chair are poorly handled;
- During intercourse with an infected partner;
- Infection can pass from mother to baby during childbirth;
- When injuring genitals. For example, inaccurate shaving can cause the virus to enter the skin.
Neoplasms are localized in places such as:
- penis skin;
- vaginal wall;
- penis bridle;
- penis head;
- member basis;
- entrance to the urethra.
Types of intimate papillomas
Condyloma has a small size of 1 to 3 centimeters. It consists of a virus-modified upper layer of the skin and mucous membrane of the genitals, perineum. The growths have a rough structure. Papillomas look like small balls.
Condylomas are often combined in large groups. These joints stay on one leg, sometimes tightly fitting to the body. Often in the middle of these conglomerates, you can see areas of healthy skin. Outwardly, the accumulation of growths looks like a head of cauliflower.
Intimate papillomas vary in location and type:
- Inguinal (pubic) papillomas. Initially, these seals may look like yellow tumors, but, after some time, turn into filiform formations;
- Flat growth. Usually the same color with all skin, slightly convex. They can inflame, cause severe itching;
- Elastic warts. Divided into small parts. Occur in the bladder. Most often, men suffer from this type of formation.
Signs of papillomas
Usually the symptoms of condylomatosis in intimate places are pronounced. A person immediately feels something is amiss in his body.
Papillomatosis has the following manifestations:
- Unpleasant sensations during urination. The patient may feel a burning sensation, pain, or severe pain;
- Itching in the genital area;
- The appearance of seals flesh or pink;
- The appearance of growths with a hard stratum corneum;
- Pain during intercourse;
- Drops of blood after intimacy. They occur in case of trauma to the warts.
A dermatologist or an infectious disease specialist can diagnose a woman with papillomatosis. But since we are talking about seals in the intimate zone, then you can not do without a gynecologist.
There are a number of neoplasms that do not manifest themselves in any way. This group includes cervical papilloma. A woman can learn about the problem only during an examination with a gynecologist. Often this dangerous growth becomes noticeable only when the cervix is treated with a 5% solution of acetic acid.
After examination and colposcopy, the doctor directs the patient to the PAP test, which will show the presence or absence of atypical cells. The second diagnostic method is polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This test is done to accurately determine the type of human papilloma virus with which the patient is infected.
If the gynecologist deems it necessary, then he can prescribe a biopsy and histological examination of the papilloma particles. This will determine the nature of the seal.
A man undergoes examination by a dermatologist and urologist. Very often, condylomas from the intimate zone go to the perianal areas of the skin, and in this case, a consultation with a proctologist is required. The doctor will use a finger method to check for growths in the rectum.
The danger of papillomas
Intimate warts are not just a skin defect. Warts are fraught with danger. They can appear on the cervix and lead to cancer of this organ. Oncology in most cases develops after an injury to the growth. Most often, lesions on the pubis, inside the vagina and those located on the glans penis are damaged. Converting compaction into a cancerous tumor is a sad consequence of trauma to the papilloma.
Inflammatory processes occur inside warts. Sometimes they pass against the backdrop of a deterioration in the general condition of a person. Also, due to growths, difficulties arise with urination, sexual intercourse is complicated.
Do not forget about the psychological side of this ailment. A person’s thoughts concentrate on this problem, he has complexes that will interfere with a full sexual life.
How can papillomas be treated in intimate places
The growth itself will not disappear. To treat papillomatosis, you need to see a doctor. The specialist will choose a method of combating the disease, prescribe the necessary drugs.
There are three main ways to get rid of genital warts:
- removal of papillomas in intimate places with a hardware method;
- drug therapy;
- folk remedies.
Removal of growths in a cosmetology clinic
In the clinic, warts are removed in the following ways:
- surgical intervention;
- radio wave method;
- laser excision.
Surgical intervention is carried out with a scalpel. Before the procedure, the place is treated with an antiseptic solution. The operation takes place under anesthesia, so it won’t hurt. Cost – from 1500 rubles.
Modern medicine rarely uses a scalpel to remove warts. Scars remain after the surgical knife – a common cause of infertility in women. In addition, this method involves dressing and daily treatment of the wound, and the intimate area does not allow this.
You can get rid of papillomas with the help of electric current. This method is considered one of the safest. During the procedure, the cells of formation are destroyed, and the compaction dies. Electrocoagulation is the spirit of the types: contact and non-contact. In the first case, a special gun is attached to the wart, which sends high-frequency pulses. In the second method, the waves are, as it were, sprayed onto the papilloma. This species is called plasma destruction.
Electrocoagulation has its advantages:
- it is possible to conduct a histological examination of the removed condyloma (with laser excision of the material for examination, there is no left);
- healthy skin does not suffer;
- the doctor regulates the strength of the pulses, which is impossible with nitrogen therapy.
The cost of the procedure is from 400 to 800 rubles.
Removal by current is contraindicated in oncology and hemophilia. The method is prohibited for people with nervous system problems and for patients with diabetes.
Cryodestruction is the freezing of papillomas. Liquid nitrogen painlessly solves an intimate question. The substance acts on the wart as a severe frost. Papilloma blackens and falls off. Processing one growth costs from 300 to 600 rubles.
Cryotherapy has many disadvantages. Firstly, after it there are large scars, or, as they are called in gynecology, adhesions. This flaw causes infertility and sluggish inflammatory processes of the female organs. Secondly, nitrogen can injure healthy pieces of skin.
Radio wave surgery
Papillomas can disappear when exposed to radio waves. Now it is one of the most common methods for treating intimate warts. The operation is bloodless and sterile. The patient is given an injection with a local pain medication.
The Surgitron apparatus dries the papilloma. It changes the electric current into radio waves and sends them to the center of the condyloma. As a result of such manipulations, all the liquid comes out of the wart. The dried out growth falls off independently. The procedure takes place in a non-contact form, which eliminates the risk of dirt and infection entering the wound. Rehabilitation lasts 2 weeks.
If this method was used to remove condyloma from the cervix, then abundant yellow discharge is possible for women within a month. You should not be afraid of them – this is updated mucosa. However, during this period it is necessary to refrain from trips to the sea and a long stay in the sun. Also, the first time you need to protect yourself from physical exertion and not to lift weights.
When papillomas are removed from the genital organs, the patient should not be wetted for 3 days with postoperative wounds. Soap should not be used to treat these areas. All bans are removed after 7 days.
Radio wave therapy is not used for:
- Cancerous diseases;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Diseases of the kidneys, heart and lungs, namely with insufficiency of these organs;
- All forms of hepatitis;
- High blood and eye pressure;
- During menstruation. The best period for manipulation is the first week after the end of menstruation.
The operation costs from 500 to 1000 rubles. The price depends on the size of the warts.
You can remove papillomas with a laser. This type of excision takes place under local anesthesia. Its advantages include the short duration of the operation and the bloodlessness of the process. Laser removal eliminates the risk of inflammation. The manipulation field does not remain scars, since the beam cauterizes the capillaries in the places of their dissection.
The method is prohibited during pregnancy and if there is a suspicion of oncology. During breastfeeding, a doctor's consultation is needed.
The price of laser excision is from 650 to 1500 rubles. The larger the condyloma, the more expensive the procedure.
In the pharmacy you can find a huge arsenal of tools that will help cure genital warts. An essential drug in the fight against warts is Acyclovir. Release form: tablets and ointment.
The composition of the medicine includes:
- carboxymethyl sodium starch;
- microcrystalline cellulose;
Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is prescribed for the treatment of infectious skin diseases. Each pill is a real weapon against the virus.
Viferon gives a good result. Candles are inserted into the anus. The tool kills the infection and strengthens the immune system. For the treatment of external intimate warts, it is recommended to use Viferon gel or ointment.
Oxoline cream also eliminates the main cause of papillomas. Ointment prevents the reproduction of the virus. The medicine has practically no contraindications.
Panavir is a Russian drug, which includes plants. It is available in various forms, but gel is most suitable for genital warts.
- eliminates itching;
- reduces the risk of a problem returning;
- promotes rapid tissue renewal;
- resistant to water;
- removes inflammation;
- does not allow papillomas to spread to healthy parts of the body.
An alternative to ointments and gels will be cauterization of the wart with chemicals. Usually use Verrucacid, Condilin or Papilloc. The composition of the preparations includes plant components and alkalis.
Alternative treatment for genital warts
Alternative medicine offers a whole range of recipes for treating warts and papillomas. For internal use, you can prepare homemade infusion of burdock. It will take 1 teaspoon of dry grass. The crushed burdock is poured with a glass of boiling water and insisted for 30 minutes. A decoction is used 4 times a day for a quarter cup.
Another option is possible. In 100 ml of wine, 50 ml of apple juice is added, then everything is mixed. Now you need to chop 2 cloves of garlic and half a lemon. This slurry is added to the liquid. Everything is infused for 3 hours, then filtered and consumed in 1 spoon once a day.
It is forbidden to use garlic, celandine, lemon and onions for the treatment of genital warts externally. The juice of these plants is very aggressive, it can burn the mucous membrane of intimate zones. It is also not recommended to use a solution of iodine.
Reviews on the treatment of intimate warts
Larisa Nikulskaya, an infectious disease specialist.
Many people think that removing genital warts is forever impossible. It is believed that this ailment will constantly return. Perhaps this conclusion is due to the nature of the human papillomavirus. It is really impossible to remove HPV from the body, but you can drown out the infection. This is done by strengthening the immune system. If the pathogen is not active, then the skin will remain clean.
Oleg Brashin, dermatologist.
Just removing the papilloma is pointless. This is the initial stage. It is necessary to treat the disease comprehensively. Therapy includes measures to eliminate the growth and actions aimed at activating the body's defenses. Antiviral drugs are always prescribed, which are used both externally and internally. Fix the effect of immunostimulants.
Victoria, 29 years old.
I faced the problem of genital warts a year ago. Removed in the hospital by radio waves. The method is completely painless, however, in the first days, the lower abdomen was drawn. The only drawback is the abundant discharge that lasted for a month. I had to use pads, as during menstruation.