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why do genital warts smell

A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
He needs treatment: Odor suggests warts are infected. All genital or anal warts should be treated or removed surgically, and for sure warts large enough to get infected o ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Freezing warts ?: Warts can be cauterized with freezing or hot cautery, but the degenerating cellular material afterwards will cause an odor of "decay". At this point, ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
Nope: You don't need to be a genius to figure this is not a good idea. In case you arenot just trolling... Please go to your pcp for further care ;)
Dr. Leonid Basovich
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not advised: It sound like you are ready to experiment on yourself and just wait for little "kick". Answer is NO. You may have communicable disease thus you are re ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Caused by virus. Easily treatable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied sci ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
66 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Small warts are easily treated with cautery or laser and this is quick they may return once or twice after treatment there are creams that treat the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot: Genital warts are due to infection with human papilloma virus (hpv), for which some treatments can reduce the lesions, but if you have them there is a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot: Genital warts are due to infection with human papilloma virus (hpv), for which some treatments can reduce the lesions, but if you have them there is a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes genital warts are caused by hpv virus, contagious in female they can cause cancer of cervix and must be treated. Vaccination is available to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
Genital warts: Genital warts, when taken care of promptly, will cause no dangerous problems. They are not fatal. But they are infectious and contagious and they do s ... Read More
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