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Genital Warts Vinegar Test
My friend believes she has genital warts, when she tried the vinegar test she said only her skin turned white but the bumps didn't, is that a sign?
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
See a pro: This is not a "do it yourself" project. ...Read more
Will genital warts turn white when 5% acetic acid is applied? How long do you need to leave vinegar on?
Bad test don't do it: The vinegar or acetic acid "test" to detect warts or HPV is a very poor test. Knowledgeable health professionals rarely use it except on the cervix, to help guide biopsy and treatment of HPV affected tissues. Elsewhere, some HPV tissues don't whiten and many white spots are not HPV. Far better to look at the many available online photos of warts and compare with what you have. Or see a doctor. ...Read more
I've read that vinegar can help with genital warts until I can get an appointment to see dr. Can I use malt vinegar or does it have to be specific one?
Not usefully: While applying apple cider vinegar is harmless, it is also completely ineffective. ...Read more
Experienced exam: An experienced eye can detect it.....see PMD ...Read more
Apparently had a couple genital warts around perenium, used apple cider vinegar on area, now itching?
Self help failure: How about a visit to the GYN MD as apparently the home remedy has produced complications with itching and you still don't know if the warts are gone or not. ...Read more
Please help me! I am a man 25 years , I have applied apple vinegar on my genital warts, now I got my a wide red spot between my scrotum and my thigh?
See a doctor: Vinegar won't help the warts but is irritating your skin. The redness should go away but you need medical care. ...Read more
Is it always genital warts if the area you applied vingear to turns white or could it be from other causes to?
Not always.: Interpreting the result of applying vinegar to skin requires some experience. Very often the tips of normal glands will turn white with vinegar application. It's best to have a doctor check the area a give an opinion. ...Read more
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Two questions, what are some things that could be mistaken for genital warts and how do you test for genital warts at home?
Genital warts: Have a distinct appearance and are not usually confused with other lesions, there is no home test, see your doctor and that can confirm if you have them. ...Read more
No: Only cancerous cells show up if they are there. There is no such test for the warts which are diagnosed visually. ...Read more
I had a Pap test a month ago. My boyfriend just discovered he has genital warts and is being treated. Should I get tested again?
Yes: You should have vaginal culture and if positive you should be treated ...Read more
I am a male who thinks I have become infected with HPV (genital warts) is there some kind of DNA swab test I can do to find out if that's what it is?
Genital warts: Usually can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. Most experienced doctors can give a good diagnosis on careful physical examination. If you have any concerns, you should see a doctor to get an opinion and treatment. These warts are caused by hpv and that could cause cancer in a woman who gets it on her cervix. Best to get it checked. ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Lot of positives:
Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis.
Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You don't treat history of exposure. ...Read more
I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?
Yes: Warts are lesions caused from the hpv virus and can been seen by the naked eye or under the microscope which is also known as colposcopy. The presence of hpv virus can be detected by finding the dna from the virus from the pap smear test. You can have the dna present without seeing any warts. You cannot have warts without the virus but many have the virus without having warts. ...Read more
Recently had a cervical biopsy bcuz abnormal cells. Will they test/know whether I have genital warts virus from this biopsy? What are they testing for?
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