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Doctor insights on: Hemorrhoids Vs Genital Warts

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How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or genital warts?

How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or genital warts?

Your physician: Should be able to easily distinguish between them with physical examination. ...Read more

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


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I've noticed white bumps around my anus and I'm concerned that they could be either Gential herpes or genital warts, however after closer inspection I realized I have a hemorrhoid. Could these white bumps be somehow related to the hemorrhoid?

I've noticed white bumps around my anus and I'm concerned that they could be either Gential herpes or genital warts, however after closer inspection I realized I have a hemorrhoid. Could these white bumps be somehow related to the hemorrhoid?

Anal bumps: Tiny white bumps around the anus are likely warts, herpetic lesions, or molluscum contagiosum. There are other possibilities also. Hemorrhoids are going to be located right at the anal margin and can be skin colored or darkened if they are painful and filled with blood clots. ...Read more

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Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

This sounds: Like hemorrhoids, either internal and/or external and does not sound like genital warts at all. Caffeine causes the itching and makes you constipated, having to push and thus hemorrhoid symptoms. Eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz fluids per day. See a colorectal surgeon if this does not resolve. ...Read more

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Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, I also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, I also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

Verrucas: Human papilloma virus requires inoculation into living cells, whereby the virus "takes over" the normal cell creating "virus factories". These cells then can rapidly reproduce (exponentially) whereby rapid formation of the visible lesions (warts) occur. As in any infectious process, lymph node enlargement can occur. Recommendation for medical evaluation as contagious and links to cancer. ...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?

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 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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How to cure genital warts?

How to cure genital warts?

No cure: There is no cure, but there are many treatments and 2 vaccines. ...Read more

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Is genital warts harmful?

Is genital warts harmful?

Yes: Yes genital warts are caused by hpv virus, contagious in female they can cause cancer of cervix and must be treated. Vaccination is available to prevent cervical cancer by avoiding the infection. ...Read more

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Are genital warts dangerous?

Are genital warts dangerous?

Warts: Genital warts pose the greatest threat to women exposed to certain strains of the virus responsible for genital warts. In some cases, cervical cancer may develop. ...Read more

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How are genital warts spread?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are usually spread by direct contact. ...Read more

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I believe I have genital warts?

Genital warts: Are a commonly acquired sexually transmitted infection that appears as small, cauliflower like growths on the skin. The easiest way to diagnose them is from direct visualization by a medical professional. Treatment may involve topical cream, freezing or even minor surgery. As always, be sure to practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Causes of genital warts in men?

Causes of genital warts in men?

Human papillomavirus: Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 100 types of HPV that are sexually transmitted, but only two of them (HPV6, HPV11) cause most warts. A highly effective vaccine prevents infection with HPV 6 and 11, as well as 7 other HPV types that cause the large majority of genital, anal, and throat cancers. ...Read more

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Can genital warts go by themselves?

Yes: They are caused by a virus and your body's immune system will tend to eliminate it. This could take a while though because the viruses tend to go to places where they are difficult to reach and attack. ...Read more

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Why do my genital warts keep returning?

It depends...: If this is happening over a few weeks or months, it's probably nothing special. Just keep treating them, or see a doctor for in-office treatment, maybe with cautery or freezing. They'll eventually stop recurring. If it's happening over more than a few months, it might not be warts; although such late recurrence can happen, it is uncommon. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and for treatment. ...Read more

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Is hvp the only cause for genital warts?

Yes: One of the subtype of hpv virus is attributed for development of papillomas (warts), 90% time by sub type 6 and 11, ; also 16 and 18. These two cause cervical cancer in 70% of cases. ...Read more

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What is exactly inside of genital warts?

Here are some...: - some 40 forms of hpv affect skin of penis, scrotum, vulva and mucosa of mouth, urethra, vagina and cervix;
- majority of the infected are asymptomatic; if asymptomatic for 2+ yrs after exposure, most likely, you will be free of hpv;
- if warts appear, it occurs usually weeks to months after exposure;
- high recurrence after any rx;

more? Ask doc. For anyone, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What to do if I have contracted genital warts?

What to do if I have contracted genital warts?

Get medical help: Go to venerial disease clinic or see a gynecologist for treatment ASAP ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital warts, any advise?

See a doctor: See a doctor and get treated and tell your sexual partner and use condoms. ...Read more

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What to do if not sure if I have genital warts?

See a doctor: Visit a doctor or other health professional. That's what they're for! If you are uninsured and/or cost is a problem, check out low cost or free options in your area. Most health departments in large cities have STD clinics where you can get expert care for any suspected STD, including genital warts, at no cost or for a nominal fee. Planned Parenthood or a community clinic are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have genital warts?

What should I do if I think I have genital warts?

See doctor: Both you and your partner should be checked for genital waits and other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Are genital lesions and genital warts the same thing?

No: Genital lesions can be warts or other lesions like chancres, herpetic ulcers, granulomatous lesions etc. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital warts or something else?

Warts are common: Conditions like squamous cancer, syphilis associated warts and hyperplasias are much less common
warts are rough, white, elevated. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to genital warts?

No: No differences. It really depends on the individual's immune system. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could somrene tell me of this is genital warts or not?

Need to see picture: Otherwise can not tell. Either send a picture, which would be anonymous ; secure, or see a dermatologist or veneriologist. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Yes: Most people will clear all the warts but it is more difficult if they are extensive or have been present for a long time because they may have spread to areas where they are not even visible. ...Read more

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Genital Warts (Definition)

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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more