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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How does a genital wart look like?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you tell me if this is genital warts or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there only one lesion? Please tell me about your sexual history. Since when it appeared? Yes, it is a wart. Genital warts have various clinical variants like small papular, cauliflower-like, sessile, flat-topped papules or plaques, etc. Sometimes it can be associ...  Read Full »

How to treat a small, hard bump on the penile shaft?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small hard bump on the back of my penis shaft and it has been there for two years without pain, itching, and irritation. Recently, I started to have leakage of blood from it so lightly and I do not know the reason for having it. I am not sexually active and I practice masturbati...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a small hard bump on the back of the penis shaft for the past two years. A small bump on the shaft of the penis can occur due to ingrown hair. In most cases, this condition will resolve on it...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy and inflamed lumps on the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few lumps on my vagina, which get itchy and inflamed and then go back down. I have had a herpes swab, and it is negative. I was wondering if it could be genital warts? I have had HPV infections.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a few lumps on your vagina, which are itchy. According to the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from genital warts, small colored lumps. These may have a cauliflower-...  Read Full »

Can the HPV vaccine be used to cure genital warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. I had genital warts five years ago, had them removed via cauterization and received three injections of HPV vaccine Gardasil. The doctor said the vaccine would cure the virus, but after a year, warts reappeared and until now they are still in my scrotum, and th...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. HPV vaccine is not a cure. It is for the prevention of HPV. It prevents the virus from entering in your body. But, it cannot act on cells which are already infected with the virus. About sex, there is a chance that with contact, virus can spread to your partner if n...  Read Full »

How to get rid of genital warts?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I was infected with genital warts that grow on my penis shaft. I was with my ex-girlfriend at that time. After removing it through a nearby hospital procedure and waiting for several weeks, I had sex again with my girlfriend. But every time I had sex, genital warts reap...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Regarding HPV (human papillomavirus), once you get infected, you will always be positive. Symptoms can be on and off depending on the type of HPV you get infected with. If you keep your immune system good, the chances of the reappearance ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the pimple-like thing inside my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I have noticed in the last few weeks that I have spotted when I wipe down there from time to time. I was wondering what is happening due to not having any other symptoms. So I took a mirror and went on the search, and I found a little pimple-like thing that bleeds from time to time inside ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. Based on the symptoms and the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided, the important differential diagnosis could be: Genital warts. Molluscum contagiosum of the vagina. Infected inclusion cyst. Allergic...  Read Full »

What are the causes of molluscum contagiosum?

Query: I want to know if i have genital warts or if its something else. In the pictures I’ve circled the ones I think they are, I’m just unsure of if it’s genital warts or Molluscum. Some are like brown and there is one red with some white in it. I’ve had one of the brown ones for a while but I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Let me have look at them and reply you.  Read Full »

What is the reason for a hard raised lump on the corona of the glans penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old and have a person with type 1 diabetes. I have a raised lump on my penis on the corona (sulcus), which I first noticed ten days back. It feels hard to touch and is around 3 to 5 mm long by 2 to 3 mm wide and raised about 1 to 2 mm. I currently take Insulin.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a raised lump on the penis on the corona (sulcus). The lump on the penis may result from pearly penile papules, fordyce spots, lymphocele, lichen planus, genit...  Read Full »

Can a bump on the penis be caused due to sexually transmitted infection?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife and I had sex one night and masturbation. The next day morning, I woke up with two bumps. Everything was fine, but I feel weird only on seeing these two bumps on the penis. Is this a kind of a callus? It is painless but has been there for about a month.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from bumps on the penis like a callus. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, I think you may be suffering from...  Read Full »

Can HPV be transmitted by kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few warts on my leg and a barely noticeable wart on my penis. My doctor said that they look like HPV. He advised me to apply antifungal and steroid cream and wear condoms. The cream was not very effective even after four days. Can it be something other than HPV? Will condom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a condom will prevent transmission. No, HPV will not get transmitted by kissing. The lesion on your leg can be due to HPV (human papillomavirus), but its probability is low. Genital warts regress spontaneously within months or years, but, the guideli...  Read Full »

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