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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 have bumps on my genitals that are small and itchy, they go away in no more than two weeks are they genital warts?

I have bumps on my genitals that are small and itchy, they go away in no more than two weeks are they genital warts?

Probably not: Genital warts do not usually spontaneously resolve. These are probably small skin irritations - likely irritated "penile pearly papules. ...Read more

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I have very small bumps under the head of my penis what could it be? Does genital warts hurt?

I have very small bumps under the head of my penis what could it be? Does genital warts hurt?

See PCP: Skin lesions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Might be genital warts (condylomata) or a condition called pearly penile papules, a benign condition. http://pearlypenilepapulestreatments.org/pearly-penile-papules/. ...Read more

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My ob said I have genital warts by examination but i can pick small white balls out of the bumps with tweezers ? Can they be mistaken for something ?

My ob said I have genital warts by examination but i can pick small white balls out of the bumps with tweezers ? Can they be mistaken for something ?

May be: Genital warts are due to hpv infection and a definitive diagnosis can be made by biopsy and tissue examination. You are still at an age where vaccination for hpv is recommended and i would recommend that you get it. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis, just a small one. It doesn't hurt or itch. I don't think it's genital warts cause i cut it but it didn't spread. Any ideas?

I have a bump on my penis, just a small one. It doesn't hurt or itch. I don't think it's genital warts cause i cut it but it didn't spread. Any ideas?

HAVE IT CHECKED: It needs to be checked, visually looked at and felt to find out what it can be. Most probabely it is nothing serious, it may be pearly penile papule. ...Read more

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Are genital warts and HPV the same thing? If I have some small bumps around my genitals, does that mean I have hpv? How can I tell if it's genital warts or just a rash? .

Are genital warts and HPV the same thing? If I have some small bumps around my genitals, does that mean I have hpv? How can I tell if it's genital warts or just a rash?

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Hello. : Hello. Human papilloma virus (hpv) can lead to venereal warts or condylomata acuminate. Not everyone with hpv will develop a wart. I can't diagnose your lesions, but a doctor should be able to make a diagnosis through history, examination and any indicated laboratory tests. ...Read more

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I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs. I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs.  I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

Folliculitis?: Sound like either folliculitis- an infection of the hair pores or hidradentits suppurativa- a condition caused by blockage and inflammation of specialized sweat pores (apocrine glands). Both can be treated with oral and/or topical antibiotics. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and 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