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Are there any effective ways to remove genital warts at home?

Are there any effective ways to remove genital warts at home?

No: Removal of genital warts should be left to your physician. Don't be tempted to do-it-yourself with over the counter remedies as these are not designed for genital tissue. ...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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How to remove flat genital warts at home?

How to remove flat genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Since warts are caused by a virus, hpv, it is best to be seen by a doc to get proper treatment. There are many at home treatments available. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any natural ways to remove external genital warts while pregnant?

Please tell me if there are any natural ways to remove external genital warts while pregnant?

Not sure: There are no natural ways to remove a wart. Probably the best treatment locally would be freezing or cryotherapy. Any other of the liquid treatments are toxic. ...Read more

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Can I clear genital warts at home ?

See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more

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Two questions, what are some things that could be mistaken for genital warts and how do you test for genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Have a distinct appearance and are not usually confused with other lesions, there is no home test, see your doctor and that can confirm if you have them. ...Read more

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Will genital warts be gone forever once removed?

Most of the time: Most of the time the treatment is permanent. But in extensive cases or in people with poor local immunity it may be difficult to totally eradicate the warts.Early treatment is very important. ...Read more

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What is home remedies to lessen the pain of genital warts?

Maybe local, needstx: If you have genital warts, you need to get them treated. You can use a numbing like neosporin plus for symptom relief, but u need a gyno to do an office treatment like tca or Podophyllin to get rid of them. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

No limit: Genital warts usually by definition are caused by genital contact -- which should not be occurring in children/pediatrics. Your name is "mommy" so i interpret this to be female: if there is abuse, this needs to be reported, the patient removed from the circumstance, and then treated. Surgery, laser therapy, liquid nitrogen, podophyllin, etc are all possible methods of treatment. ...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. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more