A member asked:

I am a male who thinks i have become infected with hpv (genital warts) is there some kind of dna swab test i can do to find out if that's what it is ?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Nino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Genital warts: Usually can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. Most experienced doctors can give a good diagnosis on careful physical examination. If you have any concerns, you should see a doctor to get an opinion and treatment. These warts are caused by hpv and that could cause cancer in a woman who gets it on her cervix. Best to get it checked.

Answered 4/23/2013


Dr. Olaf Johansen answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Visual inspection: Usually it's a diagnoses which can be made by simple visual inspection by a physician and if needed confirmed with simple punch biopsy in office.

Answered 1/2/2013



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