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Will genital warts be gone forever once removed?

Will genital warts be gone forever once removed?

Most of the time: Most of the time the treatment is permanent. But in extensive cases or in people with poor local immunity it may be difficult to totally eradicate the warts.Early treatment is very important. ...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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How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

No limit: Genital warts usually by definition are caused by genital contact -- which should not be occurring in children/pediatrics. Your name is "mommy" so i interpret this to be female: if there is abuse, this needs to be reported, the patient removed from the circumstance, and then treated. Surgery, laser therapy, liquid nitrogen, podophyllin, etc are all possible methods of treatment. ...Read more

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I have genital warts but I do not want to go get them removed because i'm terrified. Will they eventually go away?

Genital Warts: If left untreated, visible genital warts can resolve on their own, remain unchanged, or increase in size or number. Available therapies for genital warts likely reduce, but do not eradicate, hpv infectivity. Treatment can be liquid nitrogen and topical prescription medications. ...Read more

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After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

After genital warts are removed, how long is one contagious for?

Well: The problem with warts is that they are viral and contagious. Now you need to have excellent hygiene and be sure they are all gone and none remaining and none remaining and you stay very clean and then will see. ...Read more

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I had genital warts removed yesterday and they are still bleeding today. Is that normal?

I had genital warts removed yesterday and they are still bleeding today. Is that normal?

A little, yes.: A slight amount of bleed or seepage is normal. If it worsens, see the surgeon who performed the removal. ...Read more

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Genital warts can be removed or go away within a few years, does that mean it's not with you for life, like it's not like herpes ?

HPV: Hpv, can last a lifetime and put you at risk for cervical, rectal and throat cancer. But, there are over 140 different strains and most of them cause no permanent risk. 13 strains cause these dangerous cancers. Gardisil, the vaccine, prevents the four strains that cause 95% of the dangerous disease. ...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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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

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