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If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?

Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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 genital warts prevent me from having a normal baby?

Can genital warts prevent me from having a normal baby?

Exposure/ effect: Genital warts are a non issue while u are pregnant as baby will be protected from the germ by the bag of waters (fetal membranes). After the water breaks, you have some risk baby can acquire the wart germ and get genital warts or vocal cord warts. Some moms have chosen to have c-section delivery to avoid this possibility. Having these warts does not place your baby at risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

No: Garlic will not prevent genital warts. There is vaccine that protects from most genital warts and cervical cancer. Please take HPV vaccine. The only way raw garlic will prevent genital warts is by eating lost of it and having such bad breath that you will have no sexual partner! ...Read more

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What medication is used to treat genital warts to prevent outbreaks?

No medication: Unfortunately, there has been no approved medication to use in people infected with hpv to prevent outbreaks. So far, only actual lesions can be treated. There is hpv vaccination available, though, which is most useful in those who are not infected, however, it can be used in those who are infected, although, it doesn't guarantee 100% efficacy in either group. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent getting genital warts from my partner?

Barrier protection: Condoms could be helpful but your partner should get them removed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent getting genital warts by vaccination?

Depends: The present quad vaccine for hpv includes 2 strains of the germ that cause genital warts and 2 that cause cervical cancer. The other hvp vaccine contains only the 2 cancer causing strains.If you receive the vaccine prior to any infections by those strains it will provide protection from genital warts. It will not help if given after exposure. ...Read more

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I read handsoap isnt enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?

I read handsoap isnt enough to kill HPV. If so, how can I prevent HPV from genital wart from spreading to other body parts if accidentally touched?

Tissue specific: These germs tend to grow only in certain locations.The HPV genital wart strain likes the skin of your genital/anal region. It is not going to seed onto areas of your other skin (arms,legs,face,etc.) In people with AIDS it has shown up an areas like the lips, but with normal people it seems contained to those areas. ...Read more

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If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?

NO: Only when you are free of disease , other wise you will infect your partner , even with condom possible to get infected , as it is virus. ...Read more

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If already infected with genital warts, will Gardasil 9 help prevent an infection of the anal region?

Multiple viruses: There are more than 100 different kinds of HPV -or human papilloma viruses, so any protection you can get from a vaccine is highly recommended. If there is any good news, having some warts already should protect you to some degree after your body 'recognizes' they are there. (That usually takes about 2 years). There is an antiviral cream -Aldara (imiquimod)-that may help. Also freezing, laser, etc ...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