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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Overview)

A condition in which raised, irregular, flesh-colored warts appear in the genital area.


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What treatments of genital warts are there?

What treatments of genital warts are there?

Genital Warts Treat: There are many treatments for genital warts. Freezing them off with liquid nitrogen (ouch!); topical treatments with prescription medications: aldara, zyclara, condylox (podofilox). Surgical procedures like burning, excision, laser treatments. Your dermatologist knows best! ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Overview)

A condition in which raised, irregular, flesh-colored warts appear in the genital area.


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What are they symptoms of genital warts?

What are they symptoms of genital warts?

Just the warts: There are generally no symptoms except the warts themselves. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid having multiple sexual partners
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Dr. Scott Shields Dr. Shields
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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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Dr. Tso Chen Dr. Chen
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Does genital warts itch?

Dr. Tso Chen Dr. Chen
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Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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How long does genital warts take to go away?

How long does genital warts take to go away?

Depends: If you don't seek any medical treatment, of which there are many options available,most people will clear the warts with their own immune system within 2 years.However,just because the wart is gone,this does not mean you have gotten rid of the virus that caused them.There are also many topical creams, gels, ointments, and injections.If those don't work, try freezing,surgical excision,laser,cautery ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Is a fever a symptom of having genital warts ?

Is a fever a symptom of having genital warts ?

NO fever, NO symptom: Genital warts (hpv) rarely cause any symptoms at all. Since genital warts are a 'skin disease' and they do not invade the blood stream thus causing a fever (a systemic symptom). Genital warts rarely cause discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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Can han warts cause genital warts?

Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one that causes common warts on your hand is not the same one that causes cervical cancer. Regardless, watch where and who you touch with that hand, and see a dermatologist to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by a virus called hpv. The virus is sexually transmitted and is the most common std in the United States. People with multiple sexual partners or people with changes in their immune system are more likely to struggle with this virus and the warts associated with the virus. More importantly, the virus has been shown to be a cancer causing virus so be careful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

Matter of fact: You tell your partner that you have been diagnosed with a viral infection caused by HPV. HPV infection is actually the MOST COMMON STD, Your partner needs to know so they can be watchful for symptoms. Also, if she is young enough ( ...Read more

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is verruca like genital warts?

Is verruca like genital warts?

Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv cause the common warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital (or venereal) warts. ...Read more

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Are genital warts dangerous?

Warts : Genital warts pose the greatest threat to women exposed to certain strains of the virus responsible for genital warts. In some cases, cervical cancer may develop. ...Read more

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Two questions, what are some things that could be mistaken for genital warts and how do you test for genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Have a distinct appearance and are not usually confused with other lesions, there is no home test, see your doctor and that can confirm if you have them. ...Read more

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How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

The : The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21. Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment" you should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated. Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital. Good luck. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

No: Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus, not hiv. They are two totally different viruses. That said folks with HIV are more prone to warts due to lowered immunity, and those with sexual practices which expose them to genital warts ( unprotected sex, unsafe sex, etc) exposé themselves to a greater chance to contract hiv. Be careful and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Slightly higher risk: Genital warts and penile cancer are caused by different types of HPV. People with genital warts may have a slightly higher risk of penile cancer, but only a little bit. With or without past warts, penile cancer is very rare. And it's always easily curable, without serious surgery, if treated early. See a doctor to have warts treated, and get seen soon if any future bumps or sores on the penis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

Then not treated: If they are completely eradicated along with the partner the recurrence rate is very low. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Yes: Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus. If you have warts, you caught them from someone. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital warts?

Meds or destruction: There are some home treatments that you may use by prescription. The two best that i like are Condylox (podofilox) Gel or veragen gel. At the office i prefer to treat genital warts with both liquid nitrogen and the pulsed dye laser. ...Read more

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Are warts contagious?

Absolutely: Yes, warts can be transmitted from one person to another. There are a number of different modalities for treatment - your physician can go over what is best for you. ...Read more

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After being treated for genital warts and the bumps are gone can you still receive oral sex from someone without spreading it to that person?

Yes and No.: Maybe this will help you. If the lesions are gone, you can still shed the hpv virus and infect your partner if they are performing oral sex on you. I would advise your partner to not give you oral sex. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more