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Do gynecologists or dermatologists remove genital warts?

Do gynecologists or dermatologists remove genital warts?

Warts: Dermatologists will typically remove external warts where as gynecologists will remove internal ones. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more


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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more

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Do dermatologists preform the Genital HPV tests?

Do dermatologists preform the Genital HPV tests?

They can: Primary care physicians, gynecologists, and urologists are another group that will encounter, diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Who are the best at diagnosing genital warts? Dermatologists or urologists?

Urologists: probably see more genital warts however Dematologists are usually EXPERTS in sexually transmitted diseases...(it is said that this "expertise" resulted from the various SKIN manifestations of the "oldest" STD SYPHILIS which has NUMEROUS skin manifestations!! My suggestion is choose the expert recommended by your PCP (primary Care Provider) or a Friend/Family member! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more

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What is some basic knowledge about condyloma acuminata (hpv virus)?

What is some basic knowledge about condyloma acuminata (hpv virus)?

Viral: This is a very common type of infection that most of us have been exposed to at some point. It's estimated that up to 92% of sexually active adults have some type of hpv infection (there are over 100 subtypes). Condyloma (warts) are caused by hpv type 6 & 11. Transmission is by touch & is basically the same as a wart on any other part of the body. ...Read more

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Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

No: Hot water, detergent, bleaching agents and dryer heat will kill any HPV transferred onto clothing. ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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How are genital warts typically diagnosed?

How are genital warts typically diagnosed?

Warts: Usually diagnosed by physical exam and biopsy at times. Specially if they have atypical features. ...Read more

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Is HPV and genital warts two different things?

HPV causes warts...: Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus that infects the skin and mucus membranes (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, perianal skin, anus, mouth, throat). It is most often spread through sexual contact. Some people with hpv develop warts that are triggered by the virus. Some people can also develop precancerous and cancerous growths caused by hpv. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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