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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to heal from having condyloma removed?Its been almost three weeks no improvements.
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
What is my risk of catching condyloma from my flatmate? We use the same toilet but i try to sanitize it as much as i can
Condylomata : This viral infection is passed from person to person. Avoiding contact with a person with an active infection is the best preventive measure. For young people, there is a vaccine which is very helpful at preventing this infection. ...Read more