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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

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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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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Im 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

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