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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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I gave a guy a blow job who has genital warts what do I do?

I gave a guy a blow job who has genital warts what do I do?

See your doctor: In general, hpv the cause of genital warts, can be acquired from oral genital contact and can lead to cancers of the throat and larynx. There is nothing you can to do immediately following the act, other than get checked. Moving forward, i would advise using condoms, in all circumstances. ...Read more

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A guy i've been talking to for over two months told me today that he has genital warts, should I be worried?

A guy i've been talking to for over two months told me today that he has genital warts, should I be worried?

50% chance: Research shows that men have a 50% chance of having the virus. Most woman have also had the virus at some point in their lives, usually more than once. In most cases, the immune system clears the virus without any harm. But sometimes the virus can stay as a chronic infection and increase risk of cervical and other types of cancers. ...Read more

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If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

Doesn't stop wedding: People with contagious diseases get married, everywhere, everyday. It does create a dilemma, as the uninfected spouse doesn't want to catch the infection. First, genital HPV viruses are common, and many people don't know they have them. Therefore, one can get vaccinated (self-pay if no insurance). One can get warts treated to remove them. We can't remove HPV-infected cells that we can't see, yet. ...Read more

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I had protected anal sex with a guy who may have had HPV but no warts were present , will i most likely develop genital warts? I'm the bottom here

I had protected anal sex with a guy who may have  had HPV but no warts were present , will i most likely develop genital warts? I'm the bottom here

Condom use is good: Having used a condom reduces your chances of acquiring hpv in intercourse. Adequate testing and exam can support this or show infection. However, the hpv may have been there before. If you're concerned, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm talking to a guy and he recently told me he had HPV and genital warts he has a wart on his lip if I'm not having sex with him can I catch warts?

I'm talking to a guy and he recently told me he had HPV and genital warts he has a wart on his lip if I'm not having sex with him can I catch warts?

Real life: Everybody has a few strains of HPV. Some cause common warts. Some cause genital warts. Some cause genital cancers. The good news is that surveillance keeps precancers manageable and benign warts are easily removed. There are other diseases that are hard to treat. Your friend would do well to put on his brave face and get those problem warts lasered off like a he-man. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is genital warts?

What is genital warts?

Viral infection: These are warts caused by a virus. This is common this day and age and is a sexually transmitted disease. They may be very visible or not visible at all. Guardisil is an immunization used to prevent certain sero types of the virus so as to help prevent cervical cancer. It is given to young females and some give it to males. The wart is caused by the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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What is genital warts?

Tumor: A tumor caused by the human papillomavirus in the genital region. ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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How to cure genital warts?

How to cure genital warts?

Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months. ...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