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If aldara is applied to one genital wart, will other genital warts also disappear since its an immune stimulant?

If aldara is applied to one genital wart, will other genital warts also disappear since its an immune stimulant?

Sometimes: you are correct in thinking that Aldara works by stimulating the body's immune response, it is most effective when applied directly to the involved lesions, but theory is that once the body's immune system learns how to destroy a specific type of lesion (wart, skin cancer), it will also work on similar lesions elsewhere; however, this effect is not consistent ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 1 genital wart?

Is it possible to have 1 genital wart?

Yes: Genital warts can be small measuring only a few mm or larger cauliflower like lesions. It is possible to only have a solitary lesion or several lesions at the same time. ...Read more

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If i had a c-section four yrs ago would I have to have another one?Also had genital wart outbreak recently.

If i had a c-section four yrs ago would I have to have another one?Also had genital wart outbreak recently.

If you can find a: Assuming nothing strange happened at time of c-section you could try to labor but you will need to find an OB doc who does vbacs vagina birth after c- section as most obs do not do vbacs any more because if you vbac a patient the doc is supposed to remain in the hospital the entire time you are on labor and most docs cannot afford to cancel their office to do that, the risk is uterine rupture. ...Read more

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If one has genital warts will they go away?

If one has genital warts will they go away?

Not likely: Genital warts are spreadable (communicable) and should be identified and treated. Certain genital warts if left untreated could lead to cancer (especially in females). So it is very important to attend to them medically. It is possible that in some cases that genital warts can resolve by themselves if one's own immune system fights them but it is not recommended to wait and see if this occurs. ...Read more

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Can one catch genital warts from only intercourse ?

Can one catch genital warts from only intercourse ?

Yes: It is usual belief genital warts are transmitted by sexual contact only, rare occasions it is possible to contact otherwise. ...Read more

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Can one get genital warts without ever having any sort of sexual contact at all?

Can one get genital warts without ever having any sort of sexual contact at all?

Yes possible: But most of the times, of course not all of the times, genital warts are due to sexual contact , as the transmission is by virus ( hpv ) can get transmitted by non sexual means also. ...Read more

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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

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Can one get genital warts or HPV with little contact of a penis barely touching the anus area? Not near either entrance of the anal or vagina?

Can one get genital warts or HPV with little contact of a penis barely touching the anus area? Not near either entrance of the anal or vagina?

Yes possible: But most of the time need repeated body contact to get infected , young females should have vaccination ( even men ) to prevent future genital cancer, . ...Read more

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Does the body usually rid itself of hpv, even the ones that cause genital warts? How long does it take?

Usually not: They go away 4 a while & return. U should treat while active & avoid sex. Condoms help some but transmitting hpv is quite commonly still an issue. Abstinence i feel is best. ...Read more

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Is HVP a systemic virus or localized to one area? So if I get a genital wart is it possible to get them other places, like on my face?

Yes: There are many strains of HPV, some cause cancer, some genital warts, some cause warts on other parts of the body. Having one type of HPV does not protect you against other stains. You should get HPV vaccine. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. http://www.cdc.gov/STD/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm ...Read more

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Basically, can a genital wart show up on penis one week after a sexual encounter? is that possible? I have no major health or immunity issues.

Basically, can a genital wart show up on penis one week after a sexual encounter?  is that possible?  I have no major health or immunity issues.

Why not?: I think it is entirely possible since the wart is from a virus. See your doctor to get treated and no sexual contact until this has been cleared up or until you are certain that this is not a genital wart. Else you are risking your potential partners' health. ...Read more

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During pregnancy i was told that i had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

During pregnancy i was told that i had a genital wart, with time it went away. I haven't had one since. How can I tell if the virus is gone?

Don't have it ,gone: Unlike herpes virus which stays in the body , genital warts caused by hpv virus , once gone by treatment or by your own immunity they are gone , and no longer in your body. Young woman are advised to have vaccination to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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I noticed I had this bump near one of my vagina lips. It's been there since January of 2012 and it doesn't itch, grow, or shrink. Is it a genital wart?

I noticed I had this bump near one of my vagina lips. It's been there since January of 2012 and it doesn't itch, grow, or shrink. Is it a genital wart?

Doubtful: Since it has been there that long and hasn't grown, others haven't appeared...it is unlikely that it is a genital wart. However, a diagnosis like this can only be made with any confidence based on a physical exam/inspection of the lesion (and possibly a biopsy). Have your doctor check it to be sure. ...Read more

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