Will surgery be necessary to treat genital warts?

Not necessarily. Genital warts respond to a number of treatments. Medical creams such as Aldara (imiquimod) can boost the local immune system. Milder office procedures such as cryotherapy (freezing) the warts can be very effective as can some chemical treatments such as podphyllin. Genital warts should not be treated with over-the-counter medication.
Not necessarily. Depending on the number and size of the lesions, they can usually be treated with topical agents or freezing.
Yes. When you need immediate results, surgery would be the option. It is used under both circumstances when there are extensive warts and when there are single or very small number of warts.

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I have genital warts, they seem to be spreading badly. I took the shots and got tested but nothing I happening, I can't afford surgery. What can I do?

Genital warts. hello~ unfortunately there is only 2 ways to adequately deal with genital warts and that is burning them off with liquid nitrogen and using high energy Hyphricator to burn them off.Both will require a general anesthesia because of the extensive nature of the lesions. If you leave them they will most likely get worse, so my advice is have them surgically treated asap (ps: I grew up in Kitwe !) thks. Read more...

Can I have vaginal tightening surgery even if I have genital warts?

Not advised. Unless the warts are gone, most surgeons will not risk spreading the virus to your cervix during the proposed surgery which may cause a hpv infection and possible future cancer. Read more...
Yes. If the warts are extensive, it may be appropriate to treat the warts first, then proceed with the reconstruction. With minimal warts, you could go ahead with the repairs. Read more...

My female partner had genital warts, but got it removed by laser surgery. Is it okay to provide oral sex?

When eradicated. Warts are caused by hpv virus, are contagious till completely eliminated., in female when untreated will cause carcinoma of cervix. It is not too late to get quadrivalent vaccine , has to see her doctor. Read more...

I cauterized genital warts I had. After surgery I mistakenly removed scab. How long for sites cauterised to heal. They don't hurt but oozes sometimes?

When to get checked. Okay to make appointment with your surgeon, who will know best what to advise. In the meantime, use sitz baths, hairdryer to area after bath, and absorbent pads. Read more...
See your DR. No harm from picking off scab. Healing time depends on type of treatment. Read more...

Me and my girlfriend have the HPV virus. She's had surgery to cut away the pre-cancerous cells, and I had genital warts. What does this mean for us?

Keep tabs on it. I'm glad she had the premalignant cells detected and that they will be removed. You can have those nasty warts lasered off or removed by other means. The fact that the two of you have one another and are in a loving relationship is far more of a "plus" than the nuisance of having nasty HPV strains on board. I wish you both the best and hope that your love lasts for a lifetime of happiness. Read more...

I Have genital warts as well as anal warts outside and internally, I have HPV and have been for surgery 2 months back. Can I die from this virus?

Unlikely. The strains that produce genital warts are not associated with cancer, but you could have picked up the cancer associated strains the same way. The strain you have the warts from is more of a nuisance than a threat.After the warts clear or are removed, the germ can stay in your genital skin and re-emerge as warts later. Read more...

Which genital warts are treatable in men and women?

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...

What can you do to treat genital warts?

Destructive methods. There are a variety of topical treatments that can be used, or they can be frozen or burned off. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of the human papilloma virus and can potentially go away without treatment. Warts that recur or do not respond to treatment should be biopsied to rule out cancer. Read more...