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Do You Have Genital Warts For Life
Are genital warts for life ? I heard that HPV isn't forever. But have also heard it is, which is true?
Genital Warts: These type of warts are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus commonly referred to as hpv and are carried for life. This does not mean visible warts will always be present and they are treatable. The main thing to be aware of is the need for close screening of females with regular pap smears and for males to watch for any new lesion on the penis that may or may not resemble warts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I have genital warts will the outbreaks ever stop from happening? Or will I have outbreaks for the rest of my life?
"Warty" problem: Genital warts can be treated and removed so that they do NOT return. There are medications like Aldara, (imiquimod) Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and an old one, Podophyllin that can be applied repetitively. Surgical options are Cryotherapy (freezing), lasering, and physical removal. Herpes, as a virus, tends to come back over and over again not the HPV(wart) virus. See a GYN MD for further advice. ...Read more
Genital warts can be removed or go away within a few years, does that mean it's not with you for life, like it's not like herpes ?
HPV: Hpv, can last a lifetime and put you at risk for cervical, rectal and throat cancer. But, there are over 140 different strains and most of them cause no permanent risk. 13 strains cause these dangerous cancers. Gardisil, the vaccine, prevents the four strains that cause 95% of the dangerous disease. ...Read more
I have genital warts, and I have had them for well over a year. They're humiliating and devastating to my my sex life. I want them gone. What do I do?
Need to see doctor: There are a few methods of treatment. Not the best but all there is at this time ...Read more
Genital Herpes: From centers for disease control (cdc): "genital herpes infection is common in the United States. Nationwide, 16.2%, or about one out of six, people aged 14 to 49 years have genital hsv-2 infection." (see http://1.Usa.Gov/16wijlq) that's a lot of people. There is no cure yet for this std but it is manageable. Get informed, treat outbreaks, talk 2 & protect partners. >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will genital warts stay with me my whole life, or will i be able to have sex worry free once the warts are gone?
I have HPV I have genital warts. Is HPV something i will have for the rest of my life? Is there anything i can do to help my body fight it?
I had plantars warts on my feet as a kid. Could I have had genital warts my whole life, or are genital warts only hpv?
Warts: Plantar warts and genital warts are both caused by hpv, however, they are caused by different strains of the virus. These different strains tend to stay isolated to only certain areas of the body. It is unlikely that your plantars warts caused genital warts or vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i have HPV for life?
I am 24 years old with genital warts and a recent LGSIL pap smear. Will my boyfriend of 6 months get the virus too?
No, not for life: The immune system clears HPV, although it can take up to 2 years. You can assume your BF has already been infected and even might be the source of your infection (you'll never know). Probably he'll never have symptoms, but should keep an eye out for warts. LSIL is mild; you are at low risk for a serious problem. Follow your doc's advice, and also speak with her about HPV vaccination. ...Read more
No: Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus, not hiv. They are two totally different viruses. That said folks with HIV are more prone to warts due to lowered immunity, and those with sexual practices which expose them to genital warts ( unprotected sex, unsafe sex, etc) exposé themselves to a greater chance to contract hiv. Be careful and practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you tell a new girlfriend/boyfriend you have genital warts without them halting the relationship?
Openly and honestly: Genital warts can cause cervical cancer. That is serious. Therefore if you want to get into a serious realtionship, your have to know what you are dealing with. If the other person halts ther realtionship, that is serious but not as serious as not dealing with the disease at hand. Would you want to be in a realationship that was not serious enough or cared enought to deal with this problem? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away , if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?
Yes: Based upon research, there upwards of a 60% chance that women with genital warts will have an abnormal pap smear. Some pap smear abnormalities indicate that a woman has cervical dysplasia which is a precursor to cervical cancer. Warts are caused by 2 types of human papillomavirus, & several other types of hpv cause cervical dysplasia & cancer. ...Read more
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