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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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Please tell me what can I do about genital warts?

Please tell me what can I do about genital warts?

See your doctor: Genital warts can be treated with various medications. Do not try otc wart removals as these are not intended to treat the sensitive areas where genital warts are found. They can also be treated with freezing, cautery (burning), surgical excision or laser. It would be best to see your doctor sooner than later as these warts can grow and spread over time. ...Read more

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Can u tell me about low risk hoc that causes genital warts?

HPV: I assume "hoc" should be "hpv". Of the 100 hpv types, about 60 cause warts mostly on the hands or feet. The other 40 or so are sexually transmitted, and are drawn to the body's mucous membranes, such as the moist layers around the anal and genital areas. Low-risk hpv strains, such as hpv 6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts, which rarely develop into cancer. But they are contagious. ...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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Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Yes: Although it is unusual for HPV induced genital warts to spread to other skin sites, they can spread to mucous membranes and also to the vocal cords. SO, if you have active genital lesions, partner should avoid oral sex. Also can transmit to infant during birth, so make sure to tell OB if you have lesions and you are pregnant. Then you both can discuss options to reduce risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could somrene tell me of this is genital warts or not?

Need to see picture: Otherwise can not tell. Either send a picture, which would be anonymous ; secure, or see a dermatologist or veneriologist. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have been diagnosed with genital warts, how do I tell her?

Matter of fact: You tell your partner that you have been diagnosed with a viral infection caused by HPV. HPV infection is actually the MOST COMMON STD, Your partner needs to know so they can be watchful for symptoms. Also, if she is young enough ( ...Read more

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I would like to know if you can tell me if I have genital warts. What are the symptoms?

Agree w Dr. Rao,: In person medical assessment will provide you with the answer that you seek. Take care. ...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