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I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

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

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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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Since my genital warts are gone, is it safe to have protected sex with my boyfriend?

Can still transmit: Even when the virus is dormant (when one is not having a wart/lesion, etc) it can still be transmitted. It is not a guarantee that he would contract the infection, but it is still a definite possibility and (unfortunately), condoms have not been shown to provide reliable prevention of hpv. Sorry. ...Read more

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I have genital warts, they seem to be spreading badly . I took the shots and got tested but nothing I happening, I can't afford surgery. What can I do?

I have genital warts, they seem to be spreading badly . I took the shots and got tested but nothing I happening, I can't afford surgery. What can I do?

Genital warts: hello~ unfortunately there is only 2 ways to adequately deal with genital warts and that is burning them off with liquid nitrogen and using high energy Hyphricator to burn them off.Both will require a general anesthesia because of the extensive nature of the lesions. If you leave them they will most likely get worse, so my advice is have them surgically treated asap (ps: I grew up in Kitwe !) thks ...Read more

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Is it safe to not treat genital warts or genital skin tags?

Is it safe to not treat genital warts or genital skin tags?

See a dermatologist: Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy. ...Read more

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Genital warts. I have a few bumps and not sure I should have removed or safer if there just dormant?

Genital warts.  I have a few bumps and not sure I should have removed or safer if there just dormant?

Here are some...: If the bumps have been lifelong without a change in their number and size, these may be just inborn moles; if different from the above, i.e., increasing in their size and number, see Doc to better assessment, treatment, and counseling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxyfend zerowarts for genital warts while pregnant?

Is it safe to use oxyfend zerowarts for genital warts while pregnant?

Genital warts: This bio-oxidized oil is produced by bubbling h2o2 in oil for three weeks to make a paste. They add manuka oil, vitamins a and e, aloe vera, birch oil, l-lysine and green tea. There should be no negative side-effects and should not harm your baby. ...Read more

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Tested negative on a pap for HPV , could I have genital warts?

Tested negative on a pap for HPV , could I have genital warts?

Yes: The pap is a focal exam of the cervical cells for the hpv types that like to grow at that site.The hpv strains causing anogenital warts are different and would not be assessed by a pap smear. ...Read more

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My partner has genital warts. I have no signs or symptoms and have been tested for hpv. Can we have a baby?

My partner has genital warts. I have no signs or symptoms and have been tested for hpv. Can we have a baby?

Yes: Yes should be able to get pregnant. Most external genital warts are usually the type that are not associated with cervical cancer and are typically not tested for using the traditional hpv tests which usually test for the high risk types. ...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