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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


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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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How are genital warts treated?

How are genital warts treated?

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. ...Read more

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Genital warts what exactly do genital warts look and feel like

Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. The warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (hpv). Infection with genital warts may not be obvious. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

How big are genital herpes sores?  What are they filled with?

Herpes: Usually appear as small, few to several in number, redish blister-like bumps. They contain the virus.You can google pictures of that is helpful. ...Read more

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How are genital warts typically diagnosed?

Warts: Usually diagnosed by physical exam and biopsy at times. Specially if they have atypical features. ...Read more

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How are warts and pimples different?

How are warts and pimples different?

Skin line disruption: Along with the other answers, there is obvious disruption of the normal skin lines of the feet when encountering a wart. Callouses will have skin lines running through them, but warts will have a 'stop-and-start'; distribution to the skin lines. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between HPV, genital warts and herpes?

Different symptoms: Most genital HPV infections cause no symptoms, but some HPV infections cause genital warts. Warts are painless growths in the genital area. Herpes is entirely different and doesn't look or feel anything like warts or HPV. Typically it causes blister-like bumps that then become open sores and heal over the next week or so. If you are worried about any of these, see your doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many/what strains of HPV (genital warts) cause penile cancer?

Can you let me know how many/what strains of HPV (genital warts) cause penile cancer?

See below: Most cases of penile cancer are due to hpv 16, 18, 31, and 45. These are the same oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains that have been implicated in the development of cervical cancer, anal cancer, and squamous cell cancers of the mouth, head, and neck. Other strains have also been reported to cause cancer as well. ...Read more

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Why do i have genital warts? Is it harmful ? How to treat genital warts?

Why do i have genital warts? Is it harmful ? How to treat genital warts?

Warts: yes needs treatment thru your OGYNB doc precursor to Cervical CA, ofcourse its a small but enough to treat about percentage ...Read more

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How to get rid of HPV genital wart smelly vagina?

How to get rid of HPV genital wart smelly vagina?

Smells...: Usually warts don't have a noticeable smell. You may have a bacterial or yeast issue that is causing this. See your doctor for an exam and advice. ...Read more

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How are genital shingles and herpes different?

How are genital shingles and herpes different?

Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles would be rare. The lesions would be similar, with vesicles/blisters (vzv and hsv are related). ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of genital warts?

What are they symptoms of genital warts?

Just the warts: There are generally no symptoms except the warts themselves. ...Read more

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How fast do genital warts grow?

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How fast do genital warts grow?

Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more

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Are boils and genital warts related?

Are boils and genital warts related?

Not really...: Boils are like very large pimples - they need to be drained to clear up. Warts are caused by a virus and need to be treated in different ways. ...Read more

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Is HPV and genital warts two different things?

Is HPV and genital warts two different things?

HPV causes warts...: Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus that infects the skin and mucus membranes (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, perianal skin, anus, mouth, throat). It is most often spread through sexual contact. Some people with hpv develop warts that are triggered by the virus. Some people can also develop precancerous and cancerous growths caused by hpv. ...Read more

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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more

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Genital Warts (Definition)

A condition in which raised, irregular, flesh-colored warts appear ...Read more


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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more