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Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. The last painful is probably topical trichloroacetic acid, which still hurt. ...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 treatment for genital warts brought off the internet actually work?

Can treatment for genital warts brought off the internet actually work?

Depends: Most "pop" internet claims are "entertainment only", and many are plain silly. Even in a dysfunctional health care system, you owe it to whoever you're in a romantic relationship with to get these things treated effectively, now, by a competent physician. ...Read more

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Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can genital warts keep returning or does it lay dormant after treatment?

Can return: It may return once or twice after treatment, but then usually goes dormant because the population of virus has been reduced and your own immune system suppresses it, but in immunocompromised patients it may keep recurring. ...Read more

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If you prolong getting treatment for genital warts are they harder to get rid of?

No but . . .: You might have more to get rid of if you wait. Go see your family doctor for treatment. It's really not difficult. If you don't have health insurance, search online for low cost, even free options. I've listed some possibilities on one of the webpages on my blog. ...Read more

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Why are my genital warts turning yellow after treatment?

Why are my genital warts turning yellow after treatment?

Warts are treated: Treated warts typically turn a lighter color afterwards because the cells have been killed. These dead cells will typically slough off within a week. Often, providers have women follow up in a week or two, and will treat the wart again if the entire wart is not gone. ...Read more

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Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Is it any home treatment for genital warts?

Please see your Dr.: There aren't any satisfactory home treatments for genital warts. Don't have unprotected sex to avoid spreading them. First application of Podophyllin or Trchloracetic acid must be applied by Dr. Larger warts may require surgery by freezing, laser, electrocautery or even surgical excision. You can not do this on your own. Your Dr. must treat you in confidence & not inform parents unless you agree ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for genital warts?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for genital warts?

Topical: Gential warts are caused by hpv or human papilloma virus. Warts are benign but can be annoying. They can be surgically removed or treated with topical chemicals. Even if warts are treated, the virus never goes away. The real concern is if high risk hpv is present or not, which can present risk for cervical or other genital cancers. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate genital warts medical treatment product?

Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) cream (rx only) is generally considered the best but if the warts are large, laser photovaporization is still the optimal treatment. ...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