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A 26-year-old male asked:

If a male has 2 minor areas of genital warts that have gone untreated for over two years, would a doctor call in prescription without patient appt?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
No I don't think so: No doctor can not call a prescription without knowing what he/she is treating.You need to consult your Doctor or go to a clinic. Many times if left untreated they go away by themselves. Treatment also varies and depends on the wart size.wart numbers,anatomic site of the warts.Patient preference and cost of the treatment,convenience,adverse effects and experience of the doctor.See a Dermatologist
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