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Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by a virus called hpv. The virus is sexually transmitted and is the most common std in the United States. People with multiple sexual partners or people with changes in their immune system are more likely to struggle with this virus and the warts associated with the virus. More importantly, the virus has been shown to be a cancer causing virus so be careful. ...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


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What are the causes of genital warts?

A virus: A sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus is the cause of warts. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

HPV is common: 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv. ...Read more

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Are there any effective ways to remove genital warts at home?

No: Removal of genital warts should be left to your physician. Don't be tempted to do-it-yourself with over the counter remedies as these are not designed for genital tissue. ...Read more

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What is genital warts and what causes it?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are soft growths on the skin and mucus membranes of the genitals. They may be found on the penis, vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix, and around and in the anus. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (sti).The virus that causes genital warts is called human papilloma virus (hpv). More than 70 different types of hpv exist. Certain types of hpv can lead to precancerous changes. ...Read more

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How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX: Aldara cream, Condylox Gel are two of the prescription medications that dermatologists and recommending for genital warts. They are expensive. There are no over-the-counter medications for this as yet. Best luck. ...Read more

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Does genital warts ever go away?

Maybe: More important , you are at increased risk of cancer in later life. You also may have been exposed to other pathogens, which can be devastating. It you do not have access to primary care or an urologist. Check into a public health clinic. ...Read more

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How long does genital warts take to go away?

How long does genital warts take to go away?

Depends: If you don't seek any medical treatment, of which there are many options available,most people will clear the warts with their own immune system within 2 years.However,just because the wart is gone,this does not mean you have gotten rid of the virus that caused them.There are also many topical creams, gels, ointments, and injections.If those don't work, try freezing,surgical excision,laser,cautery ...Read more

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What is genital warts?

Viral infection: These are warts caused by a virus. This is common this day and age and is a sexually transmitted disease. They may be very visible or not visible at all. Guardisil is an immunization used to prevent certain sero types of the virus so as to help prevent cervical cancer. It is given to young females and some give it to males. The wart is caused by the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

Your doctor can: treat with topical liquid nitrogen or stronger acid substance. Surgical removal can work. I have injected them with something to stimulate the immune system to attack the wart. To get rid of them you need your immune system. Talk to your doc. Freezing has worked well. Get the vaccines for HPV as well ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Hpv is a sexually contracted viral infection. It is contagious and has been linked to cervical and some penile cancers. There are some good new treatments so ...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