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Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Is there any specific way to distinguish genital warts (condyloma) caused by low-risk HPV & condyloma caused by the secondary stage of syphilis?

Yes: If your physician can biopsy the warts then the cause can be determined accurately. If you want to avoid this you can get blood tests for syphillis to make sure you do not have syphillis. ...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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Can an old lingering case of condyloma cause palpable or swollen inguinal nodes? Also could bad toe nail fungus cause this?

Can an old lingering case of condyloma cause palpable or swollen inguinal nodes? Also could bad toe nail fungus cause this?

Nail fungus: Would not cause it, depending on the etiology of the condylomata it is possible. For example condylomata could be secondary to syphillis and syphillis can cause swollen lymph nodes. (i just used syphillis as an example). ...Read more

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What is done to treat condyloma?

What is done to treat condyloma?

Several options: Treatment for condyloma must cause destruction of the lesions, so topical medications are used, as are lasers, cautery, excision and freezing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: condyloma?

Genital Warts: Genital warts (condyloma) are soft fleshy growths that may be rough on the surface. They are sexually transmitted and result from an infection with human papilloma virus (hpv) they may show up anywhere that contact happens such as vagina, penis, or anus. ...Read more

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My wife has condyloma but I don't have any I see so do I have it?

My wife has condyloma but I don't have any I see so do I have it?

Probably: Since this virus is transmitted by touch, you more than likely have the viral infection but may not have the actual lesions. Years ago, we would colposcope the penis of men whose sexual partners had condyloma looking for the skin changes of the virus. Probably 60-70% chance that they are there. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate time and how to tell someone that you have condyloma?

Oral Cancers: Mounting evidence suggests causal relationship between hpv and oral cancers. The hpv virus which is responsible for genital warts has recently been implicated (although evidence has been mounting for 1-2 decades) that the same hpv virus (especially subtypes 16&18) are responsible for oral cancers. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from having condyloma removed?Its been almost three weeks no improvements.

How long does it take to heal from having condyloma removed?Its been almost three weeks no improvements.

Try again: Exactly what was used to "remove" them? What, exactly, do you mean by "heal"? To get an answer you must specify the treatment used. Do you have sores or scabs, or do you mean that the warts remain? Are they in or near the vagina, or are they anal? ...Read more

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What are condyloma acuminatum?

Genital warts: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. They appear as colliflower type growths or smaller bumps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of condylomas?

Several options: Treatment for condyloma must cause destruction of the lesions, so topical medications are used, as are lasers, cautery, excision and freezing. ...Read more

Condyloma (Definition)

Genital warts (condyloma) are soft fleshy growths that may be rough on the surface. They are sexually transmitted and result from an infection with human papilloma virus (hpv) they may show up anywhere that contact happens such as ...Read more