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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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What can you do if you have genital warts?

What can you do if you have genital warts?

Specialist: See a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. If they really are just warts, treatments can be very simple... Just make sure you know what they are before treatment. Dermatologists are the specialist i would go to. ...Read more

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Would you have genital warts if you and your is each others first experience with sex?

Would you have genital warts if you and your is each others first experience with sex?

Almost impossible: However, people are not always honest regarding whether or not they are experiencing sex for the first time. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts do you have hiv?

No: Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus, not hiv. They are two totally different viruses. That said folks with HIV are more prone to warts due to lowered immunity, and those with sexual practices which expose them to genital warts ( unprotected sex, unsafe sex, etc) exposé themselves to a greater chance to contract hiv. Be careful and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell if you have genital warts through a blood test?

Is it possible to tell if you have genital warts through a blood test?

No: Blood and serum testing for the virus causing hpv is not available. The diagnosis is made clinically by exam, or from a biopsy. ...Read more

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How do you tell a new girlfriend/boyfriend you have genital warts without them halting the relationship?

How do you tell a new girlfriend/boyfriend you have genital warts without them halting the relationship?

Openly and honestly: Genital warts can cause cervical cancer. That is serious. Therefore if you want to get into a serious realtionship, your have to know what you are dealing with. If the other person halts ther realtionship, that is serious but not as serious as not dealing with the disease at hand. Would you want to be in a realationship that was not serious enough or cared enought to deal with this problem? ...Read more

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If you have genital warts does it show up on your pap test?

If you have genital warts does it show up on your pap test?

No: Only cancerous cells show up if they are there.There is no such test for the warts which are diagnosed visually. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away , if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?

If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away , if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?

Not necessarily: Warts are tricky as they can appear to be gone but actually are not and will grow back , so it takes persistence in eradicating warts but they can be treated successfully. And , no , pregnancy does not in and of itself cause warts to grow back. ...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