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how long does genital warts take to show up

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Genital warts: It may take up to 14 days to see resolution of warts. Be sure to complete full course of treatment. Avoid sexual contact until resolved.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Some people whose local and systemic immune response is compromised may develop genital warts in a matter of weeks, whereas those whose immune system ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Not certain: Some people's warts respond in one treatment and others require multiple treatments.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Your doctor can: treat with topical liquid nitrogen or stronger acid substance. Surgical removal can work. I have injected them with something to stimulate the immune ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Few weeks: It can vary until they are visible .They could appear in a few weeks or even several months after contact.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Unique to individual: The time gap between exposure to hpv and subsequent possible development of warts or precancerous changes is unique to each person and in part depends ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
51 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Weeks or years: Genital warts are not dangerous, but are contagious. . Once a person is infected, he or she may develop warts in days, weeks or even years. Outbreaks ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpetic whitlow : Usually a few days to a week after exposure will a herpes infection manifest. If exposure to infected genital tract secretions or oral secretions took ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This is highly variable, as is the duration of active lesions. If they are not going away within a week or two of disappearance of the symptoms, chec ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
7-30 days or longer: Herpes infection can present in many ways. Typically ulcer will show in 7-30 days. Primary herpes is a systemic illness with fever / fatigue & usually ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal sk ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends which one: If your partner tested + u would need to be treated whether u have symptmns or not and even if your culture would be neg because sometimes the culture ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
4-5 days: From initial exposure to beginning of symptoms, it averages about a bit less than a week but not everyone gets overt lesions.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: Usually three to five days post exposure.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
How early u started?: For a typical sore outbreak, it lasts 10-14 days w/o treatment. If you start medication at the very early onset (some feels/knows before it comes to t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weeks: It can take several weeks after exposure. You will get genital warts if you have been exposed to the specific hpv strains that cause warts versus cer ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Months to Years: Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur, during which there is no evidence of infection. Generally, abo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days and longer: Usually within 7-10 days following exposure to genital herpes a clinical response will occcure. Human papilloma virus or genital warts can take quite ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months afte ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Usually within 24-48 hours from onset of symptoms.

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