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Are all vulva genital warts detectable? And what are other causes of vulva itching?

Are all vulva genital warts detectable? And what are other causes of vulva itching?

Actual warts are: Whereas actual vulvar warts can usually be identified by careful inspection, skin that is only just infected with the virus will appear totally normal. These areas may develop warts later, or more often will just pass on the microscopic viral particles to other people who come into close contact. The list of all causes of vulvar itching is very long! ...Read more

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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


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Could a red flat patch inside vulva be genital warts or do they never show up looking like that? Or could it be nothing? Had biopsy & said its warts?

Could a red flat patch inside vulva be genital warts or do they never show up looking like that? Or could it be nothing? Had biopsy & said its warts?

Biopsy results: If you had a biopsy already then this is going to be the more definitive way of determining the cause of the problem. If the doctor doing the exam was unable to make a diagnosis visually then the biopsy was done to determine the diagnosis. HPV/ Genital warts can have a variety of clinical appearances. ...Read more

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If I have genital warts on my vulva what are the chances that they are also on my vagina walls?

Genital warts: Genital warts can occur outside and inside of the vagina or around the anus and even in the mouth. There is no way to predict whether the warts will grow or disappear or exactly where they will appear. You should be examined because of the increased risk of cervical cancer especially with certain serological types of Human Papilloma Virus. ...Read more

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I have a mass of genital warts on my vulva, should I use something sharp to remove them?

I have a mass of genital warts on my vulva, should I use something sharp to remove them?

No!: It would be very difficult and very painful for you to try this yourself. The vulva bleeds easily too and there'd be risk of bacterial infection, scarring, etc. Please see a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can someone have genital warts on their cervix? Is it possible to have them there without having any on the vulva?

Can someone have genital warts on their cervix? Is it possible to have them there without having any on the vulva?

Yes: It can grow there as well. Even if they re not present on the vulva. This is one of many reasons to have an annual gyn exam. ...Read more

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19yo female w noticeable flat raised warts on vulva, strong vaginal odor, decreased libido, doesn't get wet. Possible conditions? Should bf stay away?

19yo female w noticeable flat raised warts on vulva, strong vaginal odor, decreased libido, doesn't get wet. Possible conditions? Should bf stay away?

See a doctor soon: There is no one condition that involves all these things. If you have new onset of vulvar warts see a obg this week, and probably avoid sexual contacts until cleared by md. The internet will only delay getting the answers you need, see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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I think I am having an allergic reaction along my vulva. Would a hydrocortisone over-the-counter make warts worse if I have beginning stages?

I think I am having an allergic reaction along my vulva. Would a hydrocortisone over-the-counter make warts worse if I have beginning stages?

See doctor: Hydrocortisone theoretically may make the wart worse by reducing the immune defense although this is an unlikely scenario. Go see a doctor to get this handled before it gets worse and spreads further as there are some good Rx for them. ...Read more

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Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more