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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


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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get rid of them, but do the same for partners with close follow-up, and maintain monogamy, and treat other STDs if highly suspected. Occasionally, biopsy is needed for differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

Hard to know: Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to not treat genital warts or genital skin tags?

See a dermatologist: Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing what looks like skin tags at the bottom opening of my vagina. Are genital warts able to be cured? Are hpv and genital warts the same?

Warts and HPV: First, skin tags are a normal anatomic variant. Vestibular papillomatosis also is another normal and commonly at the vaginal opening. Google both for photos; if still uncertain, see a doctor to confirm, but maybe not warts. All warts (genital or anywhere else) are caused by HPV, but most HPV infections don't result in warts. Warts are easily treated and cured, although HPV itself often persists. ...Read more

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What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

Certainly possible: If these skin tags are new- there is a possibility they could be genital warts- please practice safe sex as these are easily passed and see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This: This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

POSSIBILITY...: It's POSSIBLE that they could be warts... more than likely they are just skin tags. We all know what those look like. If you want to be SURE, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts? There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts? There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Maybe: Sometimes the body will fight off the hpv virus and genital warts will disappear on their own. Sometimes this happens when one wart is treated or damaged, sometime it happens spontaneously. Or the spots maybe something else that is going away. It would need to be evaluated in person to give a better answer. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to other areas of the skin?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by strains of human papilloma virus (hpv) some of which cause cervical cancer, anal warts & cancer, pharyngeal warts & cancer. If you are affected, have your fp check thoroughly for other sites, especially the cervix with pap smear & dna testing to prevent/id cervical cancer early. Hpv vaccine protects against these cancer-causing strains. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. ...Read more

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Are genital warts passed for sure, only after a few seconds of skin to skin contact and no warts are open?

Not definite: Genital warts are fairly easily transmitted from person to person, regardless of whether or not the skin is broken. The virus that causes them can even be transmitted if no wart is present. With such brief contact, though, risk of transmission is very low. ...Read more

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If my genital warts are starting to peel, then will the layers of skin that fell infect another area of my genitals if the layers touch another area?

If my genital warts are starting to peel, then will the layers of skin that fell infect another area of my genitals if the layers touch another area?

As long as there is: No wetness and the layers are dry. It shouldn't be any risk of infection. I would suggest seeking your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like a wart on the foreskin of my penis. But when I stretch my skin it disappears. Is it genital warts?

I have something that looks like a wart on the foreskin of my penis. But when I stretch my skin it disappears. Is it genital warts?

Probably normal: This certainly is not a wart, which would not fade with stretching. Anything that disapears with stretching probably is not abnormal, so I doubt anything is wrong at all. But see a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I have very small bumps under the head of my penis what could it be? Does genital warts hurt?

I have very small bumps under the head of my penis what could it be? Does genital warts hurt?

See PCP: Skin lesions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Might be genital warts (condylomata) or a condition called pearly penile papules, a benign condition. Http://pearlypenilepapulestreatments. Org/pearly-penile-papules/. ...Read more

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When you get genital warts removed with liquid nitrogen, will it leave dark spots on the skin.?

When you get genital warts removed with liquid nitrogen, will it leave dark spots on the skin.?

Possible: Possible, especially if you have pigmented skin but in time fades away. ...Read more

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How to treat small genital warts next to opening of urethra and head of penis. They are very very small. Any home remidies?

How to treat small genital warts next to opening of urethra and head of penis. They are very very small. Any home remidies?

See your physician.: There are many ways to deal with the bother caused by genital warts. However, if the warts are close to the opening of the urethra (or urethral meatus) I would be very careful to seek remedies only under the direct supervision of a doctor. Any damage or scarring of the meatus could lead to permanent narrowing of the opening and urinary difficulty. ...Read more

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We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Experimenting with topical isotretinoin gel for treating genital warts. Showing good results within days. No irritation on skin. Should I continue?

Yes: As long as you are not getting irritation I would continue the medication. If your taste in does develop you can decrease the frequency of use. ...Read more

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I am not sure if I have Fordyce spots around the rim of my penis head or if they are genital warts?

Need inspection: No way to talk you through this. Need to have a doctor inspect. Best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test (7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test (7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more