Why did the papilloma turn black?


Papilloma is a pathogenic neoplasm on the skin that has a viral essence caused by papillomavirus infection. These formations are in the form of warts, condylomas, or other similar outgrowths on the human body in different parts of it. Basically, papillomas are flesh-colored or darker in color and have a soft structure.

In a situation wherethe papilloma is blackand it hurts, you need to understand the causes of this condition, because such a symptom is a serious factor in the degeneration of benign papillomas into malignant ones.


Blackening of the papilloma can occur in such cases:

  1. The beginning of infectious evolution in the human body.
  2. Injury.
  3. Wearing a narrow, uncomfortable clothing that can closely touch the papilloma and rub it.
  4. Striving for self-removal by cauterizing with liquid nitrogen, using a drug against warts (popularly called papillomas) based on acetic acid, phenol and alkalis. All these drugs lead to a blackening of the papilloma.
  5. Blackening (necrosis) of the build-up tissues after taking certain medications.
  6. In the body hormonal balance was restored, the state of the immune system was improved and, as a consequence, blackening and disappearance of papillomatous outgrowths.
  7. The formation of a hemangioma, which leads to a structural change (blackening) of the papilloma.
  8. Blackening of the built-up edge can be the result of its degeneration into a malignant formation.

If the papilloma turns black and it hurts - what can it be?

As a rule, an outgrowth - papilloma blackens and hurts when a person tries to remove it at home. At the same time, his infection occurs, which caused inflammation, suppuration and increased education. But the cause of blackening can be not only independent excision, but also a more serious symptom - the degeneration of the papilloma into a cancerous tumor in which there is a great danger to health and life rights.


What should I do if my papilloma turns black and withered?

Dermatologists-oncologists recommend removing all emerging tumors on mucous membranes and skin immediately after their onset. But people do not hurry to do this until the papillomas do not make themselves felt by various symptoms: pain, blackening or enlargement in size.

Often, blackened papillomas wither and themselves fall away. If this happens, then it is necessary to decontaminate the place of detachment of the built-up edge, so that pathogenic microbes and bacteria do not enter it. To do this, you need to lubricate the antiseptic and seal it with a patch.

If there are no skin changes at the site of the fallen papilloma and the wound normally heals, then most probably a viral focus has died on this site and the tumor will not regenerate.

And if the papilloma is blackened, withered, but did not fall off, then you must always make an appointment with a doctor and find out the reason for this build-up behavior. The specialist will appoint the necessary tests, which will show how dangerous such changes in the wart are, and will also develop an individual treatment regimen.

When and to which doctor should I apply?

The reason for applying to the doctor is the multiple growth of papillomas with a change in their structure. When the built-up edge turns black, it is necessary to urgently come to a consultation with a doctor.

A doctor who specializes in the treatment and removal of viral neoplasms may have different profiles (depending on the location of the build-up):

  1. Open areas of the body "cleans" of the papillomas surgeon and dermatologist, that he mastered the methods of excision of formations on the skin.
  2. The gynecologist and proctologist identify and remove formations in the crotch and anus.
  3. The dentist and the otolaryngologist remove the outgrowths on the mucosa of the mouth and tongue.
  4. Men turn to the urologist for help with the formation of genital warts on the childbearing organ.
  5. The oncologist-mammologist reveals changes in the mammary gland.
  6. If the papilloma is in the eye, the ophthalmologist deals with her removal.

Necessary analyzes and examinations

Today, there are many precise methods for detecting the human papillomavirus in the human body with the definition of its potential danger. The most common surveys are:

  1. Analysis for papillomavirus by means of a polymerase chain reaction to detect the DNA of the virus. In this case, the type of papillomas, their quantity and quality in the body (for example, oncogenic viruses) is recognized.
  2. Biopsy with histological examination of tissues for cancer degeneration.
  3. General clinical tests.
  4. Cytological studies.
  5. Digene-test. Determination of oncogeneity and concentration of pathogenic formation.
  6. Ultrasound and colposcopy.


To remove growths, different ways of getting rid of them are used:

  1. With the help of medications - effectively removes warts salicylic acid and keratolytic (should be used gently without touching healthy skin).
  2. Surgical intervention.
  3. Laser removal of papillomas. The laser removes papillomas layer by layer, while leaving no traces behind - scars.
  4. Radio wave destruction is an opportunity to take material for histology.
  5. Cryodestruction is the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze viral formation.
  6. Electrocoagulation.


The main consequences after excision of papillomas are inflammation in the wound (the site of removal of the viral formation) and the formation of keloid scars.

Inflammatory processes can develop as a result of non-observance of elementary rules of hygiene on care of a wound. During rehabilitation, you must refrain from visiting the sauna, public swimming pools and long stay under the sun.

Keloid scars appear from a predisposition to them and a wrong removal of the neoplasm by the surgeon.


Ifthe papilloma is blackand it had to be removed, and at the same time all its elements were carefully excised, then the prognosis after the treatment is not negative. But it is worth considering that, if during the operation implantation of separate components of the tumor took place, then a tumor can be repeated.

Papillomavirus is not completely removed from the human body, but its relapse can be controlled by following such preventive measures:

  1. Strengthening the immune system.
  2. Compliance with the regime of the day and normalization of nutrition.
  3. To exclude from his life sexual relations with casual partners.
  4. Protect skin from ultraviolet radiation.