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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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Hi doctor. I have a small swelling and felling of itchy clitoris and perineum. Two weeks i've been using aldara (imiquimod) cream to genital warts. Which i think?

Hi doctor. I have a small swelling and felling of itchy clitoris and perineum. Two weeks i've been using aldara (imiquimod) cream to genital warts. Which i think?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream can: Can cause a lot of external irriatation, please call your gyn so they can tell you what they suggest to help relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis to use aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat genital warts?

Is it safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis to use aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat genital warts?

No problem: Am unaware of any adverse reaction in ms pts, and there are no known interactions with the disease modifying treatments. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream change the shape of genital warts and hard to identify? Please help! Is it something like salycilic acid?

No effect: Clotrimazole doesn't affect genital warts. It is unrelated to salicylic acid or other treatments for warts. Any moisturizing cream might make warts temporarily softer, but otherwise no effect. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and got a cream for it. How long does it take to go away?

Depends: I usually start people by using liquid nitrogen. I cryo these every week to 10 days until gone. Did your doc in miami use the cryotreatment? Theres 3 applications..Podofilox, Imiquimod and sinecatechin. I'm guessing your on the Imiquimod (aldara?)...Max of 16 weeks. Any other medical issues..Like hiv? Bacause it will effect tx. If you have ?'s my email is infections.Specialist@gmail.Com. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and I've been using this cream and Dr said they will fall off and 6wks and it's been 3 months and they are still present ?

I have genital warts and I've been using this cream and Dr said they will fall off and 6wks and it's been 3 months and they are still present ?

Stronger treatment: Depending on what cream you are using and how often, the lesions can take several weeks to resolve. However, if you've been applying a topical for 3 months without improvement, I would go back to your doctor who may advise you of a stronger treatment option such as liquid nitrogen ("freezing") in the office. I hope this helps and good luck! ...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