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Doctor insights on: Are These Genital Warts Or Follicles On Both Sides Of My Inner Labia

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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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Are all vulva genital warts detectable? And what are other causes of vulva itching?

Are all vulva genital warts detectable? And what are other causes of vulva itching?

Actual warts are: Whereas actual vulvar warts can usually be identified by careful inspection, skin that is only just infected with the virus will appear totally normal. These areas may develop warts later, or more often will just pass on the microscopic viral particles to other people who come into close contact. The list of all causes of vulvar itching is very long! ...Read more

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If I have genital warts on my vulva what are the chances that they are also on my vagina walls?

Genital warts: Genital warts can occur outside and inside of the vagina or around the anus and even in the mouth. There is no way to predict whether the warts will grow or disappear or exactly where they will appear. You should be examined because of the increased risk of cervical cancer especially with certain serological types of Human Papilloma Virus. ...Read more

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I have a mass of genital warts on my vulva, should I use something sharp to remove them?

I have a mass of genital warts on my vulva, should I use something sharp to remove them?

No!: It would be very difficult and very painful for you to try this yourself. The vulva bleeds easily too and there'd be risk of bacterial infection, scarring, etc. Please see a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can someone have genital warts on their cervix? Is it possible to have them there without having any on the vulva?

Can someone have genital warts on their cervix? Is it possible to have them there without having any on the vulva?

Yes: It can grow there as well. Even if they re not present on the vulva. This is one of many reasons to have an annual gyn exam. ...Read more

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Could a red flat patch inside vulva be genital warts or do they never show up looking like that? Or could it be nothing? Had biopsy & said its warts?

Biopsy results: If you had a biopsy already then this is going to be the more definitive way of determining the cause of the problem. If the doctor doing the exam was unable to make a diagnosis visually then the biopsy was done to determine the diagnosis. HPV/ Genital warts can have a variety of clinical appearances. ...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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Can I use lemon juice to diagnose genital warts on my labia?

Can I use lemon juice to diagnose genital warts on my labia?

Not so much: Warts are really just diagnosed by their appearance. Lemon juice is a purported home remedy for treating warts. There is limited data to suggest how effect this treatment regimen is. ...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


Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more