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What is the appropriate time and how to tell someone that you have condyloma?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 doctors agree

In brief: Oral Cancers

Mounting evidence suggests causal relationship between hpv and oral cancers.
The hpv virus which is responsible for genital warts has recently been implicated (although evidence has been mounting for 1-2 decades) that the same hpv virus (especially subtypes 16&18) are responsible for oral cancers.

In brief: Oral Cancers

Mounting evidence suggests causal relationship between hpv and oral cancers.
The hpv virus which is responsible for genital warts has recently been implicated (although evidence has been mounting for 1-2 decades) that the same hpv virus (especially subtypes 16&18) are responsible for oral cancers.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Typically, oral cancers are almost excusivley found in patients with a history of smoking/smokeless tobacco and/or alcohol use. Since 1973, we have seen an overall decline in many types or head and neck cancers related to smoking and drinking but there has been a steady increase in squamous cell carcinomas of the tonsils and base of tongue related to HPV.
Dr. Patrick Melder
In particular, this rise is noted to be associated with the rise of oral sex. We are seeing the diagnosis in a younger population than traditional smokers (4th and 5th decades). Typically, those with HPV induced oral cancers present at a later stage but actually respond better to treatment than the traditional smoking/alcohol class of patient.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ask ur conscience

Perhaps the time is when you first consider having intimate contact and are ready to hand out condoms.
For additional input, i will also refer this to our surgery and urology experts, obgynecologists, baby doctors and mouth and throat experts. They all see patients with condylomata.

In brief: Ask ur conscience

Perhaps the time is when you first consider having intimate contact and are ready to hand out condoms.
For additional input, i will also refer this to our surgery and urology experts, obgynecologists, baby doctors and mouth and throat experts. They all see patients with condylomata.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pam Yoder
With regard to how to tell someone, I suggest giving the facts. Condylomata are lesions that can be transmitted to anyone--sexually usually--many don't know when infected. They can grow in the genital region, anus, mouth/throat. Some types are associated with cancer. If someone wants to pursue a sexual relationship, condoms (male and female) might decrease the risk of transmission but no guarantee
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