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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 is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts.. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

Warts: Warts can be treated either by "burning" them using concentrated special acid solution, using creams like Aldara (imiquimod) that stimulate immune response on your skin where the wart is, or by freezing them. Each one treatment should be tailored to specific manifestation of disease in your case, and to your desire as well. So best thing get an appt with a gynecologist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Can I clear genital warts at home ?

Can I clear genital warts at home ?

See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more

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How to remove flat genital warts at home?

How to remove flat genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Since warts are caused by a virus, hpv, it is best to be seen by a doc to get proper treatment. There are many at home treatments available. ...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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Two questions, what are some things that could be mistaken for genital warts and how do you test for genital warts at home?

Genital warts: Have a distinct appearance and are not usually confused with other lesions, there is no home test, see your doctor and that can confirm if you have them. ...Read more

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What is home remedies to lessen the pain of genital warts?

Maybe local, needstx: If you have genital warts, you need to get them treated. You can use a numbing like neosporin plus for symptom relief, but u need a gyno to do an office treatment like tca or Podophyllin to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Is there any home cure for genital warts?

There is no cure: for any wart virus whether it is genital or other area wart. You can only treat warts with prescription topical in the genital area or cautery or liquid nitrogen. Do not try to treat at home and you need pelvic exam to make sure any warts in vaginal canal or on cervix are treated ...Read more

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Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...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