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Internal Genital Warts
They spread: Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, and they will spread further into the vagina/rectum, where they can cause irritation, bleeding and even potentially obstruction. In addition, they can actually develop malignant changes. They should be treated and you should be followed for any recurrences. If you are not using a condom during sex (whether active/passive) you must;see ur doc. ...Read more
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
I heard on the news that prescription Imiquimod is being used now in suppository form for internal genital warts. Could I request this from my doctor?
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
What is the name of best cream that can be used internal and external to treat genital warts? That doesn't have any side effects? How do I get it.
Aldara (imiquimod): This is safe an effective medication available with a prescription. ...Read more
I'm 22 female. Have suffered wit genital warts for 4yrs : (doc freezes external ones but there's 1 by my clitoris, how can I treat these internal ones?
Aldara (imiquimod) or laser: I would consult your doc for an eval to see which rx option is best for you at this time. It is difficult to tell without an examination. Lesion near by the clitoris is still considered external and Aldara (imiquimod) cream may help. Carbon-laser destruction can also be done if appropriate based on result of evaluation by your doc. Also, would consider hpv vaccines series if u have not done so. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you get genital warts on inner thigh? My HCP and gyn said the bumps on my inner thigh were warts. Could I have gotten them there from sex?
What kind of warts grow on inner thigh? I saw my gyn and he said that they were not genital warts but warts. I use a needle on them and they go away.
Molluscum contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum are warty, pimply spots which heal after you needle or squeeze them. Often they are quite numerous. They heal without scars. Spontaneous clearing usually occurs after a few weeks or months. They are caused by a pox virus and are transmitted sexually. There is a related virus, transmitted without sex, common to small children. A dermatologist can help clear them faster. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area
Genital warts: Are a commonly acquired sexually transmitted infection that appears as small, cauliflower like growths on the skin. The easiest way to diagnose them is from direct visualization by a medical professional. Treatment may involve topical cream, freezing or even minor surgery. As always, be sure to practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
See a doctor: Visit a doctor or other health professional. That's what they're for! If you are uninsured and/or cost is a problem, check out low cost or free options in your area. Most health departments in large cities have STD clinics where you can get expert care for any suspected STD, including genital warts, at no cost or for a nominal fee. Planned Parenthood or a community clinic are other possibilities. ...Read more
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
Genital warts: Either you Gynaecologist or a Dermatologist. In Africa the Gynaecologist usually takes care of this. ...Read more
See dermatologist: Or veneriologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get treatment: You can tell your doctor. Get them treated. ...Read more
Genital Warts: First do not have sex with others because genital warts are contagious and could undergo transfomation to cancer. Fortunately they are usually very easy to treat. Treatment requires evaluation by a physician. You can contact your local health department to assist with getting treatment and appropriate referral if you do not have insurance. No sex until cleared by a physician. ...Read more
No: HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, is found in semen and vaginal secretions, and is not transmitted by saliva. It is possible, although rare, for HPV to be spread through oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). The virus does not survive generally in oral fluids and the chances of transmission through smoking the same cigarette as someone with HPV would be highly unlikely. ...Read more
No: Despite condom use the viruses that cause genital warts can still be spread. In females, pap smears test for most of the harmful viruses. In msm (men who have sex with men), "anal pap smears" can be done. Hpv, which is a vaccine, can help protect a person from contracting the most common viruses that give rise to genital warts and cervical cancer. Both males and females can get this vaccine. ...Read more