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I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

I recently got treated for genital warts with acid, but had sex with a condom while still healing. Should I be concerned?

No: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are over 100 strains, though only several strains cause genital warts. Topical application of acid (usually bi- or trichloracetic) is commonly used to treat visible warts. Other than good hygiene with soap and water until the treated areas heal and use of a condom for protection, generally no other specific care is needed. ...Read more

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I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?

I treated my genital warts with acid and azot. I did a specific type of pap test to determine what type of HPV I got. There was no sign of hpv. Normal?

Good not on PAP!!!: So your virus did not infect the cervix. That is good. Now the specific type makes no difference except to get yearly paps. Is "azot" french for nitrogen? Have you been treated yet with Imiquimod cream? You may need many treatments to stop the warts. ...Read more

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How are genital warts treated?

How are genital warts treated?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more

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How are genital warts treated if you can see them?

How are genital warts treated if you can see them?

Many options: See your doctor to verify that you have genital warts. If so, the doctor may prescribe treatments you can administer yourself at home, like podofilox, imiquimod, or sinecatechin ointment. The doctor can also treat in the office using podophyllin, tricholoracetic acid, freezing, or excision. Whatever you choose, be sure to get follow-up. ...Read more

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Do I have to get treated if I have genital warts or will they go away?

Do I have to get treated if I have genital warts or will they go away?

Usually go away: 80% of women with genital warts will have spontaneous resolution with-in 12 months. However, treatment with one of the current immune system modulating medications specifically intended for genital warts can decrease that time to a few weeks or a couple months for most women. Genital warts are not usually painful, but if the warts are painful, treatment for a quicker resolution is warranted. ...Read more

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I'm getting treated for genital warts and it hurts. Why is this so painful?

Imprecise treatment: If treatment could be confined to just the warts you would not find it painful. Unfortunately this is very difficult to do and some normal skin next to them is also treated, which is why it is painful. ...Read more

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After you get genital warts burned with acid do they stay bumpy or go flat?

Warts: If they are gone they should be flat. A few reasons for bumpiness are that wart is still present or healing is still taking place or treatment created scar tissue. ...Read more

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I think I may have genital warts but have no insurance...What is the best method to have them treated?

I think I may have genital warts but have no insurance...What is the best method to have them treated?

Need treatment: Treatment will not be that expensive, genital warts warts are contagious, you may give it to your partner and cycle will continue, due to hpv virus. In your town there will free clinics to treat you if you can not afford, don't wait till obama care is implemented ...Read more

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What happens after you burn genital warts with acid?

Blister or peeling: There can be blistering followed by sloughing of the skin, peeling or scaling or exfoliation of the skin. There can be swelling, warmth and tenderness after treatment. The blistering forces up the viral particles underneath the skin which is the cause of the wart. ...Read more

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2 years ago I had genital warts and it was already treated and did not come back.?

2 years ago I had genital warts and it was already treated and did not come back.?

May / may not return: Genital warts are dermatologic expression of virus. All treatments of these except the vaccine are destructive. They or may not return. The external treatment is not curative. ...Read more

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Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Not necessarily: You run the risk of the warts enlarging and spreading- requiring more extensive treatment if not treated. If treated you should do much better. ...Read more

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How much to get genital warts treated and abnormal paps evaluated over my lifetime without insurance?

Looking for what?: Lot of charity facilities are available for free care all over the country, if they can't afford medical bill and will continue to be available. Intent of current health care legislature is to make sure every one has affordable health care coverage, so you don't have to worry you are going to have one soon. ...Read more

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If I suffer from genital warts do my sex partners are always at risk of getting infected even though I already treated them?

Yes: Yes if you are not cured, hpv virus that cause when warts are completely eradicated from you, then only you will not transmit to your partner (s). ...Read more

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Could genital warts be treated in pregnancy?

Yes if necessary: The only circumstance that requires treatment is if the condyloma are obstructing the birth canal. Otherwise treatment for condyloma is elective during pregnancy, be it for cosmetic or comfort reasons, be they physical or emotional reasons. Usually no treatment during pregnancy is the best approach. ...Read more

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How long will it take will to be cured/treated as a teen with HPV genital warts?

Genital Warts: If your warts aren't causing discomfort, you may not need treatment. But if your symptoms include itching, burning and pain or if visible warts are causing emotional distress, your doctor can help you clear an outbreak with medications or surgery. However, the lesions are likely to recur after treatment. Thus, there is no cure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

How long does it take for genital warts to fall off and heal up after acid treatment?

2-4 weeks?: Topical acid rx for warts takes time, patience and care. Please follow the instruction of its application to avoid irritation to surrounding normal skin. It may take 2-4 weeks or longer depending how often and how long the agent is used and stayed on. Of note, all rx of wart carry a recurrence rate as high as 50%, and many men are hpv carriers with no symptom.

Detail? Ask doctor timely.

Best... ...Read more

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I have genital warts from HPV if I get treated and live healithierwill they go away for ever?

Possibly: Warts are strange things, sometimes they go away completely without any treatment, sometimes they get worse with treatment. Living healtier, not smoking, etc, help your immune system fight it off, and there are various treatments depending on size and location. ...Read more

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How long will it take will to be cured/treated if you are a teen with HPV with genital warts?

How long will it take will to be cured/treated if you are a teen with HPV with genital warts?

Untreated or treated: Untreated genital warts take a variable amount of time to go away, with only 20-30% gone by 3 months. Treatment also takes a variable about of time: up to 16 weeks with imiqumod. With all treatments, there is a risk of recurrent warts. ...Read more

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Will genital warts turn white when 5% acetic acid is applied? How long do you need to leave vinegar on?

Bad test don't do it: The vinegar or acetic acid "test" to detect warts or HPV is a very poor test. Knowledgeable health professionals rarely use it except on the cervix, to help guide biopsy and treatment of HPV affected tissues. Elsewhere, some HPV tissues don't whiten and many white spots are not HPV. Far better to look at the many available online photos of warts and compare with what you have. Or see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital warts. I heard hydrogen peroxide works wonder but I'm using the acid method?

Genital warts: THere are various topical chemical agents used to treat genital warts; hydrogen peroxide is not one of them. Trichloroacetic acid is a commonly used treatment option, but should be used under the care of a physician. Genital warts have a fairly high recurrence rate after treatment, and it is very important that your treatment and post treatment course are monitored. ...Read more

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I have genital warts which I just had treated. My question is can you get genital warts on your breasts and other parts of your body?

Genital Warts: Warts are due to an infection with human papilloma virus. There are over 75 related viruses in the hpv family. Some of the subtypes are carcinogenic, and other subtypes have a predilection to develop in certain areas. They are transmited by skin to skin contact and minor trauma with breaks in the stratum corneum facilitates epidermal infection. The answer to a "can " question is always yes. ...Read more

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After being treated for genital warts and the bumps are gone can you still receive oral sex from someone without spreading it to that person?

After being treated for genital warts and the bumps are gone can you still receive oral sex from someone without spreading it to that person?

Yes and No.: Maybe this will help you. If the lesions are gone, you can still shed the hpv virus and infect your partner if they are performing oral sex on you. I would advise your partner to not give you oral sex. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and am being treated for them, how contagious r they if I have unprotected sex?

I have genital warts and am being treated for them, how contagious r they if I have unprotected sex?

Very contagious: Having unprotected intercourse with documented genital warts (despite ongoing treatment) is highly contagious. Best to abstain from sex if you care about your partner and don't want him or her to get infected. ...Read more

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I think my husband has genital warts and is not being treated yet. How can we safely have sex without me getting it?

Treatment: He should see his dermatologist for treatment and evaluation first. A condom will give the maximum protection. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away, if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?

If you have genital warts and get them treated and they go away, if you decide to get pregnant will they come back for sure on anyone?

Not necessarily: Warts are tricky as they can appear to be gone but actually are not and will grow back, so it takes persistence in eradicating warts but they can be treated successfully.
And, no, pregnancy does not in and of itself cause warts to grow back. ...Read more

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