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Does Genital Warts Ever Go Away
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
I have not been diagnosed but I'm sure I have genital warts, will the virus or warts ever go away? I'm very worried that's why I have not seen a doc?
Not likely: Genital warts are spreadable (communicable) and should be identified and treated. Certain genital warts if left untreated could lead to cancer (especially in females). So it is very important to attend to them medically. It is possible that in some cases that genital warts can resolve by themselves if one's own immune system fights them but it is not recommended to wait and see if this occurs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genital warts: Genital warts may regress in approx. 20-30% of cases, but more often than not require treatement to eradicate them. Presence of anogenital warts increases the risk of anogenital cancers. It is important to be examined to ensure an accurate diagnosis, and to discuss treatment options. For the majority, these will not resolve without treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Genital warts have typical appearances, although in females, they make require application of mild Acetic Acid to identify and make apparent. They typically do not spontaneously resolve. Their importance is not their ability to spread within oneself and to others, but also their ability to involve the cervix and potential cervical cancers. Consequently, they need to be addressed aggressively. ...Read more
Usually go away: 80% of women with genital warts will have spontaneous resolution with-in 12 months. However, treatment with one of the current immune system modulating medications specifically intended for genital warts can decrease that time to a few weeks or a couple months for most women. Genital warts are not usually painful, but if the warts are painful, treatment for a quicker resolution is warranted. ...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
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