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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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If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.

If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.

Possible small %: There are several strains or genomes of hpv most genital warts belong to 6, 11, , 16, 19 hpv virus of different strain may cause. 90% of time no. ...Read more

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What can I do if my fiancee is denied gardasil at age 27, but I have genital warts?

What can I do if my fiancee is denied gardasil at age 27, but I have genital warts?

Pay out of pocket: With today's complex healthcare system we are often told by our insurers what they will pay for or consider "medically necessary". In your situation, your fiance is older than the age targeted by the vaccine makers & the insurers can exclude her from coverage even if she might gain a benefit. The cost ~ $200/dosex3, is significant & you should be able to pay for it up front & have it done. ...Read more

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How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

HPV: Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes warts including genital warts. Gardasil vaccine covers 4 strains of the HPV virus and in studies has shown to decrease the rate of getting genital warts, thus has been proven to be effective. People with compromised skin, such as people with eczema and also people with immunocompromised immune systems are more likely to contract the virus. ...Read more

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Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Could a person get genital warts if they have had the gardasil vaccine?

Depends: Symptoms may not appear or be recognized after you pick up a strain that may produce warts in the future.The primary target for the vaccine is the early teen or young adult with no prior sexual activity. For those the vaccine will have its highest success. For older sexually active adults it can still help prevent acquiring new strains. ...Read more

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If already infected with genital warts, will Gardasil 9 help prevent an infection of the anal region?

Multiple viruses: There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV -or human papilloma viruses, so any protection you can get from a vaccine is highly recommended. If there is any good news, having some warts already should protect you to some degree after your body 'recognizes' they are there. (That usually takes about 2 years). There is an antiviral cream -Aldara (imiquimod)-that may help. Also freezing, laser, etc ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...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