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Do genital warts come and go away on their own in a couple of weeks?

Do genital warts come and go away on their own in a couple of weeks?

Genital warts: Genital warts may go away on their own or may need to be removed. It all depends on an individual's immune system. Some people can clear the infection. ...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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What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

Then not treated: If they are completely eradicated along with the partner the recurrence rate is very low. ...Read more

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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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Can tiny white soft ball like substance come out of genital warts when picked at with tweezers?

Can tiny white soft ball like substance come out of genital warts when picked at with tweezers?

Dont do that: Genital warts do not contain white stuff so this indicates that your diagnosis is not correct. Please do not perform self surgery with tweezers. Have an obgyn look at the lesions to determine what they are and what can be done to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I got genital warts, I removed them about a little more than a year now nothing has come back..does that mean it wasnt too serious?

Removal: The lack of recurrence of genital warts says less about the severity of the initial disease than it does about the effectiveness of the treatment. Stay vigilent, but be glad for the success you had in getting rid of the lesions. ...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

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How to cure genital warts?

Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months. ...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