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Can I clear genital warts at home ?

Can I clear genital warts at home ?

See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...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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Can you tell me when will my genital warts clear up (even temporarily)?

Can you tell me when will my genital warts clear up (even temporarily)?

Genital Warts: Are a form of human papilloma virus and they sometimes completely resolve (sorry, I have no time line for you). Are you getting treatment? ...Read more

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How common is it for a case of genital warts once cleared to return years later? Does this show up in practice or studies often?

How common is it for a case of genital warts once cleared to return years later? Does this show up in practice or studies often?

Pretty uncommon: Genital warts can reappear several years after an initial episode. There are no statistics, but it's clearly uncommon; I would guess it happens in under 1% (and certainly less than 10%) of people with genital warts. Some probably are new HPV infections, but of course that depends on risk of new exposure to and infected partner. It's an inconvenience, not a serious health risk. Good luck! ...Read more

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Two doctors said I have genital warts , but i can pluck out tiny white/ clear soft squishy balls out of them. Are they right?

Two doctors said I have genital warts , but i can pluck out tiny white/ clear soft squishy balls out of them. Are they right?

On the internet: None of us would interfere with you getting good medical care. And, none of us have examined you or your lesions. Follow the treatment advice of those who are providing you care after examining you. And most importantly get the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts?There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts?There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Maybe: Sometimes the body will fight off the hpv virus and genital warts will disappear on their own. Sometimes this happens when one wart is treated or damaged, sometime it happens spontaneously. Or the spots maybe something else that is going away. It would need to be evaluated in person to give a better answer. ...Read more

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Hi. Does inner anal warts can clear in the 2 yrs lapse as genital warts? I'd changed my lifestyle and I'm eating super healthy.

Hi. Does inner anal warts can clear in the 2 yrs lapse as genital warts? I'd changed my lifestyle and I'm eating super healthy.

Whoa: Who told you this? Genital warts don't necessarily "lapse" in two years and neither do anal warts. Diet isn't going to touch them, just as food choice isn't a significant factor in most illness. If you're sexually active, keep using barrier protection. And get with a physician who can remove those warts. You owe it to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've read that HPV clears on its own within 2 years in most cases. But what about if you develop the warts? Diagnosed with genital warts a year ago

I've read that HPV clears on its own within 2 years in most cases. But what about if you develop the warts? Diagnosed with genital warts a year ago

Usually clear: Yes they do usually clear up on their own. But there are a few topical creams that can be used to try to clear them faster. Condylox, Aldara and veregen (sinecatechins) are 3 of them. Or freezing therapy can be tried. If the warts are extensive, laser can be used. ...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