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Recurring Genital Warts
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
For some patients: It depends on the strain of the virus; some strains are more aggressive and prone to cause recurrences, while others are not. Also, the patient's immune status is very important as well. Immunocompromised states are a risk factor for recurrences of hpv-mediated disease (cervical dysplasia, genital warts). ...Read more
I've had genital warts the past 3 months - all have been treated with cryotherapy but recur a couple weeks later. How many recurrences are typical?
No: Nothing is a guarantee in wart treatment. ...Read more
Had genital warts over 10 yrs ago w no reoccurrence in over 10 years pregnant now any concerns I should have?
HPV: HPV may be silent and cause no obvious outward signs, and most often the immune system will clear the virus. A history of warts removed 10 years ago, without any recurrence, likely indicates no presence of virus. As well, if you have had Pap smears routinely, this would pick up evidence of virus. Sounds like all is fine, and hope you have an uneventful pregnancy. ...Read more
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
How can you tell if genital warts are recurring or a new strain had warts .....Two years gone...Until protected sex with new partner
Hello. : Hello. A gynecologist may be able to provide more exact information. There are some great gynecologists that answer questions on avvo.Com so hopefully one or more of them will also respond to your question. There are over 100 strains of hpv virus. The majority of strains do not cause cancer. Testing can be used to identify hpv strains. Many people who test positive for the hpv virus have more than one strain. ...Read more
Yes: Genital warts are caused by a virus called hpv. The virus is sexually transmitted and is the most common std in the United States. People with multiple sexual partners or people with changes in their immune system are more likely to struggle with this virus and the warts associated with the virus. More importantly, the virus has been shown to be a cancer causing virus so be careful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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