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When genital warts autoinnoculate does it take the incubation period or does it grow as you get the virus in that area?

When genital warts autoinnoculate does it take the incubation period or does it grow as you get the virus in that area?

Varies: HPV is a tricky virus. The incubation period can be as short as 2 weeks and as long as one year. I am not aware of any study showing a different incubation period for autoinnoculation. ...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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Can genital warts delay my period?

Can genital warts delay my period?

NO : Hormonal imbalance causes , alteration ( delay ) in periods , genital warts are not responsible for delay. ...Read more

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Can i be free of HPV ( genital warts) forever after period of time? After my body clearing the HPV(Genital warts) will i be contagious? I am single.

Can i be free of HPV ( genital warts) forever after period of time?  After my body clearing the HPV(Genital warts) will i be contagious? I am single.

Yes and no: HPV is a family of virus strains that are well known for clearing after the primary infection and becoming dormant/hibernating in the body indefinately.Reactivation in the future is possible as is shedding of the virus, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Hi doc..I tested positive for hpv. I had some genital warts burnt a few months ago, recent i saw blood on the condom after sex. It isn't period. Help?

Bleeding after sex: Many things could cause bleeding after sex. A scratch or abrasion would be very common. An infection would also be a common cause. There are other possible causes. Do not hesitate to go in and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Doc used Podophyllin Resin for genital warts. 2 days later, i have a watery dark brown vaginal discharge & pelvic cramps. The next day , got my period?

Doc used Podophyllin Resin for genital warts. 2 days later, i have a watery dark brown vaginal discharge & pelvic cramps. The next day , got my period?

Probably unrelated: Podophyllin resin can rarely give people systemic fevers but vaginal/uterine symptoms would not be classic. Be aware that it's very likely something else is going on. ...Read more

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What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i just discovered small genital warts i know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Can you tell me if i just discovered small genital warts i know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Yes: Small warts are easily treated with cautery or laser and this is quick they may return once or twice after treatment there are creams that treat the disease over a period of time and will treat areas where the virus is not exhibiting itself as warts. ...Read more

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How fast do genital warts grow?

How fast do genital warts grow?

Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more

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What does genital warts look like?

What does genital warts look like?

See below: Visit this site for images of genital warts. https://www.google.com/search?q=genital+warts&biw=1440&bih=704&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QmIXVP-qF4rn8gHFnoCYDw&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ ...Read more

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How large can genital warts become?

Large clusters: Unttreated genital warts can form clusters and masses that can be mistaken for a tumor, especially in the rectal area, where they might not be noticed. ...Read more

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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