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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Overview)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area.


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What treatments of genital warts are there?

What treatments of genital warts are there?

Genital Warts Treat: There are many treatments for genital warts.
Freezing them off with liquid nitrogen (ouch!); topical treatments with prescription medications: aldara, zyclara, condylox (podofilox).
Surgical procedures like burning, excision, laser treatments.
Your dermatologist knows best! ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Overview)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area.


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What are they symptoms of genital warts?

What are they symptoms of genital warts?

Just the warts: There are generally no symptoms except the warts themselves. ...Read more

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Genital warts (Tip)

Cover with small square of duct tape, & bandaid. Leave on until falls off, remove dead wart, repeat! ...See more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
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Get treated promptly
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Avoid multiple partners
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Genital warts (Tip)

Ask your doctor about a yeast antigen injection for wart treatment. It has the highest success rate. ...See more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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How long does genital warts take to go away?

How long does genital warts take to go away?

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 more

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Is a fever a symptom of having genital warts?

Is a fever a symptom of having genital warts?

NO fever, NO symptom: Genital warts (hpv) rarely cause any symptoms at all. Since genital warts are a 'skin disease' and they do not invade the blood stream thus causing a fever (a systemic symptom). Genital warts rarely cause discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by a virus called hpv. The virus is sexually transmitted and is the most common std in the United States. People with multiple sexual partners or people with changes in their immune system are more likely to struggle with this virus and the warts associated with the virus. More importantly, the virus has been shown to be a cancer causing virus so be careful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

Matter of fact: You tell your partner that you have been diagnosed with a viral infection caused by HPV. HPV infection is actually the MOST COMMON STD, Your partner needs to know so they can be watchful for symptoms. Also, if she is young enough ( ...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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How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, I just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, I just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

The: The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21.

Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment"

you should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated.
Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital.

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If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

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 more

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What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

Then not treated: If they are completely eradicated along with the partner the recurrence rate is very low. ...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


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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more