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Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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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If a woman is infected with hpv type 6 and has 2 genital warts can the infection be passed on to a man if he only used his fingers?

If a woman is infected with hpv type 6 and has 2 genital warts can the infection be passed on to a man if he only used his fingers?

Yes: HPV can be transmitted through sexual contact, without penile penetration. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hpv.html ...Read more

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Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Yes: No physician is infallible. I've had to go to court to defend a man after a pediatrician mistook a complication of chicken pox for gonorrhea. That's what second opinions are all about. Exercise this option if you have any doubt. And of course a man can have both. ...Read more

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I have two infections in my labia and the doctors couldnt find whether they are genital warts or vestibular papillomIatosis!? I want you to help me

I have two infections in my labia and the doctors couldnt find whether they are genital warts or vestibular papillomIatosis!? I want you to help me

Not magic.: These need to be biopsied to be specific. The treatments are different. If this is not available to you, seek a derm opinion so that you can get a better handle on diagnosis and then treatment will follow. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and my vagina has become very itchy and raw. It's not a yeast or bacteria infection. Is it the warts?

I have genital warts and my vagina has become very itchy and raw. It's not a yeast or bacteria infection. Is it the warts?

Yes most likely: Added secondary infection most likely causing your problem. Till warts caused hpv virus is cleared other infection (s) will not clear , please see your gyn doctor, problem is treatable & curable ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast or bacterial infection. What could it be?

I have a itchy burning vagina. I have genital warts also. My vagina is really raw also. It's not a yeast  or bacterial infection. What could it be?

Must R/O herpes: As you can have herpes without the classic lesions or other conditions, please see your gyn or have your gyn refer u if the reason cannot be figured out. ...Read more

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I have hpv(genital warts) that have persisted. I now have a canker sore for the last approx. A week. I have a bacterial throat infection to, related?

I have hpv(genital warts) that have persisted. I now have a canker sore for the last approx. A week. I have a bacterial throat infection to, related?

Not related: I can't put the three issues together as a related issue. Hpv has the potential of regressing locally and resurfacing later. The other issues arise from different sources. ...Read more

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Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Delayed treatment: Most genital wart cases remain mild, with small and relatively few warts. There are no known reasons why some progress to giant warts; it's random. Anyway, it is prevented by treating warts when still small. There is no reason to suspect your sex partner(s) would get anything other than an average, mild infection. Once treated and warts gone, you won't be infectious anyway. (OCD? Sounds possible.) ...Read more

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If already infected with genital warts, will Gardasil 9 help prevent an infection of the anal region?

If already infected with genital warts, will Gardasil 9 help prevent an infection of the anal region?

Multiple viruses: There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV -or human papilloma viruses, so any protection you can get from a vaccine is highly recommended. If there is any good news, having some warts already should protect you to some degree after your body 'recognizes' they are there. (That usually takes about 2 years). There is an antiviral cream -Aldara (imiquimod)-that may help. Also freezing, laser, etc ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more