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How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

Different symptoms: Warts and herpes don't look, feel, or behave like one another. Painless bumps that last more than 2-3 weeks may be warts, but never herpes. Blisters or open sores that clear up in 1-2 weeks may be herpes and never are warts. If anything at all is wrong in your genital area, stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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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What percentage of females with genital warts will develop cancer?

What percentage of females with genital warts will develop cancer?

Very few: The strains of hpv that cause viral warts usually do not cause cancer, and vice versa. However, women with one strain are more likely to carry another. ...Read more

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If a female has genital warts, can she have oral or intercourse with a man without spreading it to him? What can the do? I would like to know what we can and can't do?

If a female has genital warts, can she have oral or intercourse with a man without spreading it to him? What can the do? I would like to know what we can and can't do?

The : The only foolproof way to keep from transmitting or catching genital warts is to avoid sexual contact. Condoms can help decrease the spread, but cannot fully protect you since the warts/virus can be on the skin not covered by the condom. That being said, since condoms reduce the risk they should be used at all times. The hpv virus (the one that causes genital warts) can even be spread when there are no visible warts so often, in an ongoing sexual relationship both partners are infected by the time one of them is diagnosed. For more information, i've attached a great website with tons of information on genital warts. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 17 year old female with genital warts. What are my chances of them going away and being cured? What are my chances of having cancer?

I'm 17 year old female with genital warts. What are my chances of them going away and being cured? What are my chances of having cancer?

High and low: The chance of cure is over90% even with no treatment. The chance of having cervical cancer even with persistent hpv is low. The important thing is to continue your follow-up exams and paps. That will show if and when the hpv is causing a problem that warrants treatment. ...Read more

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My female partner had genital warts, but got it removed by laser surgery. Is it okay to provide oral sex?

My female partner had genital warts, but got it removed by laser surgery. Is it okay to provide oral sex?

When eradicated: Warts are caused by hpv virus, are contagious till completely eliminated., in female when untreated will cause carcinoma of cervix. It is not too late to get quadrivalent vaccine , has to see her doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 22 female. Have suffered wit genital warts for 4yrs :( doc freezes external ones but theres 1 by my clitoris, how can I treat these internal ones?

I'm 22 female. Have suffered wit genital warts for 4yrs :( doc freezes external ones but theres 1 by my clitoris, how can I treat these internal ones?

Aldara (imiquimod) or laser: I would consult your doc for an eval to see which rx option is best for you at this time. It is difficult to tell without an examination. Lesion near by the clitoris is still considered external and Aldara (imiquimod) cream may help. Carbon-laser destruction can also be done if appropriate based on result of evaluation by your doc. Also, would consider hpv vaccines series if u have not done so. Good luck. ...Read more

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It hurts too much, can I try apple cider vinegar on genital warts (female)?

It hurts too much, can I try apple cider vinegar on genital warts (female)?

Not usefully: While applying apple cider vinegar is harmless, it is also completely ineffective. ...Read more

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How do they check for genital warts on female?

By clinical exam : The physicians, usually gynecologists are well trained to recognize and treat genital warts in female some times may need magnification to visualize , even colposcopy even biopsy for diagnosis. ...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