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How can I know if I have genital warts?

How can I know if I have genital warts?

Skin : A dermatologist would be able to diagnose and treat the genital warts. Clinically warts often appear as flesh colored firm bumps with a tendency to multiply. ...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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How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

How can I know if I have female genital warts or herpes?

Different symptoms: Warts and herpes don't look, feel, or behave like one another. Painless bumps that last more than 2-3 weeks may be warts, but never herpes. Blisters or open sores that clear up in 1-2 weeks may be herpes and never are warts. If anything at all is wrong in your genital area, stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

How can I know if I have syphilis or genital warts?

See your doctor: See your doctor. Both these STDs are easy to diagnose by examination and lab tests. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

Biopsy: Your doctor can be pretty certain on examination but to know for sure requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital warts?

How do I know if I have genital warts?

Warts on your crotch: Condyloma look like warts but they show up on the penis, anus, labia and can be very small or grow to be enormous. Get checked out if you have any question. ...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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How to know if I have genital warts and if so are there any remedies to get rid of them?

Professional exam: If your genital area appears normal, without obvious growths, it is unlikley you have warts. Internal warts (inside the vagina, urethra, or rectum) can occur, but usually there are external warts as well. You can easily find photos of typical genital warts on line. If you see anything suspicious, get professionally examined to confirm the diagnosis. Several effective treatments are available. ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital warts or could it be poison oak?

They look different: I know more about warts than I do about poison oak. Genital warts - the hpv virus - are small bumps in the genital area spread by a sexual encounter with an infected person. They are not dangerous, but are contagious. Poison oak, caused by direct contact with the plant, causes inflammation, bumps and blisters usually on the extremities - not in the genital area. Do see a doctor. Peter wilk, md. ...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


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