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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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24 male I think I have genital warts. Should I be scared? Is it deadly? Does it go away? I'm freaking out

24 male I think I have genital warts. Should I be scared? Is it deadly? Does it go away? I'm freaking out

Get seen buddy: It won't kill you but it's a social liability, and HPV can also turn into cancer though it's not common and takes a while. Head over to your physician. He/she has seen it all before and can treat you, and it won't be so bad. Be happy that you've shared love, and that you're tough and can take the treatment, and that you're doing the responsible, real-man thing. ...Read more

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Me and my bf have been having protected sex for a few months and had unprotected 3 times. I think I have genital warts does he have it to?

Me and my bf have been having protected sex for a few months and had unprotected 3 times. I think I have genital warts does he have it to?

Maybe: It would be ok to ask him. It is only fair to disclose a condition to your beloved partner, and it may save unnecessary aggravation. Please have the lesions checked by your dr also. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I think I have genital warts. But my wife and I were virgins & never cheated, and according to my wife's Gynecologist, she doesn't have it.

Genital Warts: The only way to tell would be for you to be seen by your doctor. Men sometimes have prominent hair follicles on their scrotum that may appear to be warts but are not. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and I think I have genital warts. Will be going for a biopsy. But what are my chances of penile cancer? I also have phimosis.

I am 20 years old and I think I have genital warts. Will be going for a biopsy. But what are my chances of penile cancer? I also have phimosis.

Answered?: This Q was answered, but may be not what the inquirer likes to hear. In reality, adult circumcision is commonly done for it related symptomatic relief and will not prevent cancer occurrence, yet helping its early diagnosis due to easy visibility from no phimosis. Warts - biosy? Needed or not? If not going to change how you may live on, it is unnecessary. More? Ask local urologist. ...Read more

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What is genital warts?

Viral infection: These are warts caused by a virus. This is common this day and age and is a sexually transmitted disease. They may be very visible or not visible at all. Guardisil is an immunization used to prevent certain sero types of the virus so as to help prevent cervical cancer. It is given to young females and some give it to males. The wart is caused by the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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What is genital warts?

Tumor: A tumor caused by the human papillomavirus in the genital region. ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...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