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How long do genital warts last?

How long do genital warts last?

Genital warts: Genital warts can be a clinical manifestation of human papilomavirus. Up to 90 percent of them are associated with HPV. Although treatment can get rid of them they often recur in 20 to 30 percent of people. Spontaneous regression occurs in 40%. Many warts remain asymptomatic and can last for months. Treatment is medical and sometimes surgical. ...Read more

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How long will my genital warts last if I do not receive treatment?

Probably months: I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to have them treated. Without treatment, they might clear up in a couple of months, but more likely several months and sometimes they persist a couple of years or more. ...Read more

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How long does genital warts take to go away?

How long does genital warts take to go away?

Depends: If you don't seek any medical treatment, of which there are many options available, most people will clear the warts with their own immune system within 2 years. However, just because the wart is gone, this does not mean you have gotten rid of the virus that caused them. There are also many topical creams, gels, ointments, and injections. If those don't work, try freezing, surgical excision, laser, cautery. ...Read more

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How long does genital warts stay alive on a wash towel?

How long does genital warts stay alive on a wash towel?

1/2 hour: If it is warm enough viruses can survive up to 1/2 our outside the body. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

Depends: Some people whose local and systemic immune response is compromised may develop genital warts in a matter of weeks, whereas those whose immune system is strong, may never develop any visible warts. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to treat genital warts?

Please tell me how long it takes for to treat genital warts?

Variable: Podophilox self edministered twice daily x days, reat up 3 times with 4 day intervals as necessary. Cryotherapy repeated after 2 weeks if necessary. Surgical removal by excision, curettege &/or electrocautery. No treatment is 100% reliable. Best discuss with dermatologist, urologist, gynecologist or family dr with experience in managing stds. ...Read more

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Can you find out how long ago u contracted genital warts. Think my partner has cheated need a timeline?

No.: Genital warts is caused by HPV. Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur, during which there is no evidence of infection.
Generally, about two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts develop them within three months. But one third of the population make take more than 3 months to years since exposure. ...Read more

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I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

Your doctor can: Treat with topical liquid nitrogen or stronger acid substance. Surgical removal can work. I have injected them with something to stimulate the immune system to attack the wart. To get rid of them you need your immune system. Talk to your doc. Freezing has worked well. Get the vaccines for HPV as well ...Read more

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After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

Well: The problem with warts is that they are viral and contagious. Now you need to have excellent hygiene and be sure they are all gone and none remaining and none remaining and you stay very clean and then will see. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and got a cream for it. How long does it take to go away?

I have genital warts and got a cream for it. How long does it take to go away?

Depends: I usually start people by using liquid nitrogen. I cryo these every week to 10 days until gone. Did your doc in miami use the cryotreatment? There's 3 applications. Podofilox, Imiquimod and sinecatechin. I'm guessing your on the Imiquimod (aldara?)...Max of 16 weeks. Any other medical issues. Like hiv? Bacause it will effect tx. If you have? 's my email is infections. Specialist@gmail. Com. ...Read more

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Does applying vitaminE and garlic to genital warts remove them? If so how long should I apply it? Please help

Not your best choice: Your physician has a few better options, from surgery to lasers to some simple chemicals to immunomodulators that will get your body excited enough to clear the warts using the immune system. There is nothing "enlightened" about choosing "natural" stuff that will probably not work. I've had colleagues with these warts and nobody's used garlic -- if it worked, we'd know. ...Read more

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How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

Varies: In a clinical setting we expect genital warts to appear within months of exposure to wart producing strains of HPV. There are some settings where it may not emerge for longer. When taken before exposure, the vaccine can help protect against 2 of the wart producing strains that cause most genital warts. Any person exposed to wart strains can develop them if they are not immune. ...Read more

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How long should I use imiquimod to treat genital warts?

How long should I use imiquimod to treat genital warts?

As told by your doc: Imiquimod (aldara) works on immune system to help body fight virus (used in basal cell ca, actinic keratosis also) usually applied 3 to 4 days a wk for up to16 wks, ask your doctor, has to be under supervision. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for genital warts (hpv) to eventually go?

Varies: If you are lucky they will respond immediately to simple topical treatments. They can persist for months even with treatment and occasionally will recur after apparently successful treatment. ...Read more

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How long will it take will to be cured/treated as a teen with HPV genital warts?

Genital Warts: If your warts aren't causing discomfort, you may not need treatment. But if your symptoms include itching, burning and pain or if visible warts are causing emotional distress, your doctor can help you clear an outbreak with medications or surgery. However, the lesions are likely to recur after treatment. Thus, there is no cure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom.

Detail? Ask doctor timely.

Best... ...Read more

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How long will it take will to be cured/treated if you are a teen with HPV with genital warts?

Untreated or treated: Untreated genital warts take a variable amount of time to go away, with only 20-30% gone by 3 months. Treatment also takes a variable about of time: up to 16 weeks with imiqumod. With all treatments, there is a risk of recurrent warts. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal up and look normal after treatment of genital warts?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal up and look normal after treatment of genital warts?

Depends: There are several different treatments available.

Freezing typically takes 7-10 days to heal
acid-type treatments takes 7-10 days as well.

Topical creams, like aldara, (imiquimod) have to be used for longer periods (weeks or months) and can result in irrititation. ...Read more

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What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

What is the latest and most effective treatment for genital warts. Does freezing them off keep them at bay for longer?

Warts: Warts can be treated either by "burning" them using concentrated special acid solution, using creams like Aldara (imiquimod) that stimulate immune response on your skin where the wart is, or by freezing them. Each one treatment should be tailored to specific manifestation of disease in your case, and to your desire as well. So best thing get an appt with a gynecologist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Can genital warts be spreaded by wasing with a towel during and out break. If so how long does the virus live on the towel?

Can genital warts be spreaded by wasing with a towel during and out break. If so how long does the virus live on the towel?

Possibly 1 week.: A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv is when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves in unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Weeks or years: Genital warts are not dangerous, but are contagious.
. Once a person is infected, he or she may develop warts in days, weeks or even years. Outbreaks are so very variable. Sometimes so many years after contact that a person has no memory of who infected them.
They should be treated - either coagulated in the office or the operating room - depending on how many you have.
.Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

Most of the time wil: Most of the people will develop immunity to hpv virus, will get of it wit in 1 to 2 yeas, only 1% of population will not able to get rid of it without treatment. 4 out of 5 woman had it by the age of 50, and a compelling reason to have vaccination for young woman to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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How long until a pap smear can detect genital warts after contracting phv?

Separate issues: Pap is not designed to detect genital warts. Genital warts are usually present on the skin of genitals. There are multiple types of hpv, some causing warts and others causing cancer. If you suspect that you have been exposed to hpv, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Unique to individual: The time gap between exposure to hpv and subsequent possible development of warts or precancerous changes is unique to each person and in part depends upon the strain of hpv. A person with impaired immunity (hiv / organ transplant recipient / other immune dysfunction) will have a more difficult time fighting off hpv infection. Hpv is also more aggressive in cigarette smokers. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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