Molluscum Contagiosum is an infection caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread but is not harmful.

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How you get it: Spread through skin to skin contact with infected area – including sex play. Sex toys can also spread the virus.

Symptoms: Small round, waxy, pink or white bumps on the genitalia and upper thighs. There is often a tiny indentation in the middle of the growth

Treatment/ Relief: Treatments are available to aid in healing any wounds and to prevent you from spreading the infection. A surgical or laser procedure can remove the growth off the skin. Treatment is necessary if you want rapid results, otherwise you can just let them go away naturally taking up to six months.

What should you know: Good hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of molluscum contagiosum. Condoms are also a good way to prevent the spread of infection.

How does this impact pregnancy?

Molluscum contagiosum will not affect your pregnancy in any way.