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Can putting alcohol on genital warts be bad?

Can putting alcohol on genital warts be bad?

It won't help: It will not help genital warts but can irritate genital area. Go to dermatologist, or urologist and they will take much better care of your warts than you will do with alcohol applications. ...Read more

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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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Is it bad to let genital warts go away on their own during the early stage?

Is it bad to let genital warts go away on their own during the early stage?

Depends: If you are woman, not a good idea to take a wait and see approach as they are linked to abnormal cell changes and even cancer of the cervix down the road. If you are a man and not sexually active (so to not transmit them) its less urgent o seek care, however treating them early is cheaper and easier. Why not get them fixed now? ...Read more

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How can you stop itching on your genital warts ? Please help they itch super bad

How can you stop itching on your genital warts ? Please help they itch super bad

See a doc: The best thing is to get the warts treated. Liquid nitrogen (in the hands of an experienced doc) has very very good effects in making warts go away. There are other topical treatments...But they carry risks if not performed by the physician. ...Read more

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My boyfriend found out he has genital warts and this was a bad news we wanted to get married eventually is this something i should be worry about

Codyloma: Condyloma Acuminata is considered an STD in adults. Most of the time, there isa history of sexual promiscuity, however NOT all cases. You will also need a full pelvic exam as many times genital warts are not always clearly visible in females on the outer genital region. You and partner will need to discuss how both of you would like to move forward. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have genital warts, they seem to be spreading badly . I took the shots and got tested but nothing I happening, I can't afford surgery. What can I do?

I have genital warts, they seem to be spreading badly . I took the shots and got tested but nothing I happening, I can't afford surgery. What can I do?

Genital warts: hello~ unfortunately there is only 2 ways to adequately deal with genital warts and that is burning them off with liquid nitrogen and using high energy Hyphricator to burn them off.Both will require a general anesthesia because of the extensive nature of the lesions. If you leave them they will most likely get worse, so my advice is have them surgically treated asap (ps: I grew up in Kitwe !) thks ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have genital warts and they get really bad does that mean I have hiv?

Can you tell me if I have genital warts and they get really bad does that mean I have hiv?

Not Necessarily.: It means you have a sexually transmitted disease. HIV is also a sexually transmitted disease. It means you were exposed to a patient that had sexual intercourse with the HPV virus. Which means you are at risk for other STDs. You should go to your doctor or an STD clinic to check you for other possible STDs. ...Read more

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I had a freazing done due to a bad papsmear, I had the same sexual partner for the time of freazing till now. 15 years later I had genital warts. I had them cut off.Can stay stay in you that long or did I get it from my partner?

2 dif HPV types : Precancerous cells on the cervix causing abnormal pap smears are caused by different types of hpv than those causing genital warts. With hpv it is next to impossible to know when you acquired it and yes it can live dormant in your body forever. About 80% of unvaccinated americans will contract hpv in their lifetime making it so very common. ...Read more

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Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Delayed treatment: Most genital wart cases remain mild, with small and relatively few warts. There are no known reasons why some progress to giant warts; it's random. Anyway, it is prevented by treating warts when still small. There is no reason to suspect your sex partner(s) would get anything other than an average, mild infection. Once treated and warts gone, you won't be infectious anyway. (OCD? Sounds possible.) ...Read more

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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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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