Genital Warts

Genital warts are skin growths seen in the genital organs of people infected with certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. The growths look darker, look like a cauliflower, and can feel bumpy to touch.

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What could be the multiple spots on penis with no symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have always been very anxious about health, especially my sexual health. But when I was about 9 or 10 a spot came up on my penis where the glans and shaft meet. It was flesh colored, painless, and round. There was no dimple in it. I was never sexually abused or se...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This was likely a wart only. Warts can have very varied morphology and most plausible explanation is for wart only. Because, considering it was a single lesion, was not painful or itchy, flesh colored and it persisted for a long time and resolved on its own. So all t...  Read Full »

Are tiny brown spots on penis a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I am recently doing stretching exercises to loosen up my foreskin. The urologist advised me to use Betamethasone to help with the exercises or get a surgery which I do not want. I finally able to see my glands now and noticed these tiny brown spots. Is this serious or...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. In my opinion, there are two to three different diagnoses. 1. Plane warts which are vital infection and mostly acquired sexually. The treatment of this is fulguration or cautery. 2. Lentigenes or freckles which usually require no treatme...  Read Full »

Can herpes infection present without blisters?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small rashes in pubic area. I masturbate with a fabric usually so thinking this might have irritated it in small scales. I used Neosporin on it and it healed. I just heard people can get herpes with mild symptoms or be asymptomatic. The itchiness at first is what worried me. No...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scaly itchy rash in your pubic area is fungal infection exacerbated by irritation due to fabric. You have to be gentle with yourself and use ample lubrication like oil and it should not be irritating. As it is going on since 1 year as I can make out from the history yo...  Read Full »

Can brown spot in the foreskin possibly be a cancerous lesion?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a second opinion and ask a few more questions regarding the condition that I have on my foreskin. I am 43 years old and I have two brown spots on my foreskin. They are there for about one to two years, possibly longer. They do not itch, or bleed, or change in size....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your queries and attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having viral warts on your preputial skin. You need to contact your local dermatologist. There are several methods of managing viral warts. That may be electr...  Read Full »

What can cause abnormal skin growth in vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abnormal skin growth around the vagina. They are tiny and white in color. They are only around the vaginal hole.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to see some pictures. How many numbers, size, redness, swelling? It can be many things from allergy, warts, skin tags, tumor, etc. Some times we need to send a biopsy of the grown skin to confirm the diagnosis and do treatment accordingly. Allergy can goes off a...  Read Full »

Can warts recur after 11 years?

Query: Hi doctor, 11 years ago, I had genital warts. As I embarrassed to go to the doctor I ordered Aldara online and it worked. My question is what if I missed a wart after all this time? I do have a few very tiny white specks on underside of the head on my penis. When I showed them to my regular physicia...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First I do want to make sure that recurrence of wart after 11 years is almost impossible. Now you can get genital wart only after exposure due to sexual contact done recently. The second possibility of untreated or remaining part of wart also impossible as in 1...  Read Full »

What could be the thread like appearance in penis after unprotected sexual encounters?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sexual encounter with CSW which was protected and I have no symptoms. After six months I have another sexual encounter with CSW which was also protected. After a month a weird thread-like thing started appearing in my penis and it got disappeared in a few days. Now, again I ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach photographs for further guidance.  Read Full »

How are venereal warts treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed venereal warts under my penis foreskin. They are not painful and are non-itchy as well. As it is a matter of concern that how I developed it, my doctor on seeing it directly asked to go for a laser surgery. Kindly look over the matter and seek necessary help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Genital warts are usually acquired by sexual contact. If the lesions are small, you can apply Imiquimod ointment on them for few days and they will clear. If they are extensive, then you should undergo laser cauterization or cryocautery. If they are confined to...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between dark vaginal pigmentation and herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two concerns. I have not had sex in over a month and I used a condom with a partner I have been on and off with over the last two years. I have never had any sores from him, and he never had a sore either. My concerns are: I have noticed this dark pigmentation in a few spots. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not be worried. Just a dark pigmentation or red area is not of much significance. In herpes, usually, there are a lot of painful eruptions which is not so in your case. In warts, there are irregular bumps which are again not so in your case. Just maintain genital ...  Read Full »

What does a genital wart look like?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a protected sex with escort 15 days ago. We did not kiss or do anything without a condom. Today, I noticed a bump next to my scrotum that looks like a wart. I cannot remember whether it was there before. I just noticed it today and it seems to burn. It terrifies me that it may be a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and honestly it does not seem to be anything related to sexually transmittable disease. It is not a wart too. You did not mention whether it is painful or exhibiting any other sym...  Read Full »

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