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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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So once i see a doctor for genital warts and get a treatment would my partner still get it after i get the treatment? If we do it? With condom?

So once i see a doctor for genital warts and get a treatment would my partner still get it after i get the treatment? If we do it? With condom?

Yes you both : You both have to seethe doctor one to get eradicated other to make sure not infected , once both are free of genital warts you will not infect each other. ...Read more

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Can my HPV infected girlfriend gave me a hj, bj or have sex with condom? All her Genital warts have disappeared since her treatment.

Can my HPV infected girlfriend gave me a hj, bj or have sex with condom? All her Genital warts have disappeared since her treatment.

Asked and Answered: Yes. She still has HPV. And so do you. You got HPV by the time you were 26 years old. You are already infected. Why are you asking us the same question repeatedly. If you don't like the answer then you can find a different forum. The answer does not change if you ask us the same question. ...Read more

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What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

Warts: Warts can be treated either by "burning" them using concentrated special acid solution, using creams like Aldara (imiquimod) that stimulate immune response on your skin where the wart is, or by freezing them. Each one treatment should be tailored to specific manifestation of disease in your case, and to your desire as well. So best thing get an appt with a gynecologist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are over 100 strains, though only several strains cause genital warts. Topical application of acid (usually bi- or trichloracetic) is commonly used to treat visible warts. Other than good hygiene with soap and water until the treated areas heal and use of a condom for protection, generally no other specific care is needed. ...Read more

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Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Bleeding after sex: Many things could cause bleeding after sex. A scratch or abrasion would be very common. An infection would also be a common cause. There are other possible causes. Do not hesitate to go in and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Gay 43 male! does having genital warts mean I have hiv? Always wear condoms! top only! have had unprotected oral and kissing! i only had one wart i n pubic area then a string on underside of penis!

Gay 43 male! does having genital warts mean I have hiv? Always wear condoms! top only!  have had unprotected oral and kissing!  i only had one  wart i n pubic area then a string on underside of penis!

No : Hpv infection is common in any sexually active person. Hiv is not more likel if one has an hpv infection. Thank you for doing responsible sex. Nevertheless, you should be tested for HIV virus since you are in a high risk group. This is unrelated to your having (or not) hpv. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more