A 46-year-old female asked:
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ped. told friend baby girl had skin tags. at 9 yrs, took to derm who said she had anal warts. could yrs of nontreatmnt be bad & will hpv shot help?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. The vaccine usually helps before wart appearance not after.
Answered on Jun 1, 2013
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Dr. Ahmet Aybar
30 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Mode of transmission: HPV vaccine would not help. The important question is how did a 9 year old girl got anal warts. I think your friend needs to discuss this with the pediatrician as soon as possible. It is a medical-legal consequence if those are really due to a HPV-related infection. Your dermatologist should have acted on this as well as your pediatrician.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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