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Understanding Genital Warts -- Diagnosis and Treatment

How Are Genital Warts Diagnosed?

Usually genital warts are diagnosed by an exam. Warts have a characteristic appearance, but your doctor may want to take a biopsy (a small sample of tissue) to determine if the lesion is really a genital wart.

Genital warts are caused by the HPV virus. Tests to determine the subtype of HPV are sometimes recommended since some are low risk for cancer and others are higher risk.

If you are a woman and are diagnosed with warts, make sure to be tested for cervical irregularities by a pelvic exam.

A regular Pap test is very important. If your pap is abnormal, you may also need an exam with a colposcope, a device used to microscopically inspect the vaginal walls and cervix for abnormal areas. Samples taken during Pap tests can screen for the virus and for pre-cancerous lesions that may be caused by the virus.

Cervical Cancer Screening and Other Essential Tests for Women

What Are the Treatments for Genital Warts?

Untreated warts may resolve on their own, stay the same, or enlarge. Treatment focuses on removing visible warts. However, even after visible warts are removed, the virus may cause outbreaks again in the future. Also, treatments may or may not decrease the risk of passing genital warts to someone else.

Treatment is not always necessary. To decide whether you want to have warts removed, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits in your individual situation.

IMPORTANT! If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, you should talk with your doctor about getting treatment to avoid HPV-related complications. It is rare, but possible to pass HPV to your baby. Also, make sure your doctor knows that you are pregnant before he or she prescribes medication for your warts; some drugs may cause birth defects.

Don't attempt to get rid of genital warts with over-the-counter remedies. The genital area is too sensitive for many products and you could damage your skin. Instead, see your doctor, who may provide treatment or prescribe a drug for you to apply to the warts yourself. Medicines that can be applied include podofilox (Condylox) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which kill the wart tissue, or Aldara, a cream that stimulates your immune system to fight the virus. Other options include freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen, cauterizing them with heat or a laser, or removing them surgically. Whatever method you and your doctor choose, several treatments may be needed.

How to Prevent Genital Warts

The best way to prevent genital warts is abstinence. Condoms can help lower risk of HPV infection, but they can't fully protect against HPV since there may still be skin to skin contact with an infected area. Condoms are still important in protecting against other sexually transmitted infections. Unfortunately, since many people do not have symptoms, they are unaware they are spreading the virus. If your partner discovers a wart, insist that he or she sees a doctor. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you should see your doctor also.

2004-06-29 12:53:29 by urghhh

What's the best treatment for hpv?

I think i have it. ended up going to planned parenthood recently because i had vaginal itching. few years ago, i had an abnormal pap smear, had a colposcopy, biopsy and cyrosurgery to remove high risk precancerious cells. i asked the two doctors (two different ones) back then if i had hpv and they both said no. so i thought it was just a freak abnormal pap. but the more i read about hpv and cervical cancer, it says something like 98% of cervical cancer is caused by hpv. my last two pap smears were normal, thank goodness, but now, i think i have genital warts. they gave me some really expensive cream to get rid of it but i'm wondering if i should get it frozen off instead

2006-03-29 11:45:32 by thistalksaboutitfor

Nope here

You. (Basically if he had anything it would show the microscopic warts and abnormal cells on his dick. Men get penile cancer, you know. Also, it would help to research all the types of HPV there are. You'd be surprised.)
There's a lot of information on the Web (and ask many doctors) about men and HPV. I culled this, below from a site for you:
At least 50 percent of men that is currently infected with HPV had been tested. Therefore the number can grow assuming that all men are tested. As compared to HSV that is common in women, HPV is more common in men. Despite of its prevalence HPV related case sin men are rarely causing serious healthy problems

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Naturopathix Zymaderm for Molluscum Contagiosum
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  • Patented, all natural topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum
  • FDA approved as a full strength topical homeopathic formula
  • Drug free, and is safe for use on all body areas including the face and genital areas in children 9 months of age or older
Wartrin® 48 Hour Wart Remover - Powerful Topical Cream for Gentle & Sensitive Skin
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  • Eliminate all types of warts in as little as 48 hours - guaranteed!
  • Formulated for warts commonly spread by the HPV virus.
  • Warts will turn white - then black - before falling off.
  • Doctor recommended and FDA approved active ingredients.
  • Manufactured in a GPM / FDA approved facility in the United States.
Aldara 5% Cream imiquimod 250mg (6 Sachets)
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