A member asked:

How long will it take will to be cured/treated as a teen with hpv genital warts?

6 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. David Finke answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Weeks: They typical treatment for hpv warts can take several weeks to completely clear up. See your doctor for the fastest, safest, preferred method in your case.

Answered 10/23/2016


Dr. Robert Jackson answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Please discuss: Please discuss with your doctor because i don't know how severe your warts are.

Answered 11/4/2016


Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Genital Warts: If your warts aren't causing discomfort, you may not need treatment. But if your symptoms include itching, burning and pain or if visible warts are causing emotional distress, your doctor can help you clear an outbreak with medications or surgery. However, the lesions are likely to recur after treatment. Thus, there is no cure.

Answered 1/19/2017


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Varies: Treatment if required, may include freezing,laser or topical agents. The time for clearance and apparent healing varies with the treatment. Some will clear spontaneously without treatment in weeks/months. However, the HPV family of viruses are a lifelong pest. They can hibernate in nearby tissues and return later.You can also shed/pass the virus intermittently.

Answered 10/8/2017


Dr. David Holtz answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

Untreated or treated: Untreated genital warts take a variable amount of time to go away, with only 20-30% gone by 3 months. Treatment also takes a variable about of time: up to 16 weeks with imiqumod. With all treatments, there is a risk of recurrent warts.

Answered 3/13/2015



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