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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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I am a 22-year-old with a rash on my penis shaft. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male who has been with the same partner for three years. I work abroad and have not had sexual intercourse with anybody for four months. Four weeks ago, after shaving my genitals, I noticed a rash at the base of my penis shaft, which connects with my pubic hair. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the lesion appears to be non-specific. There is a possibility of genital warts, and the probable diagnosis is HPV (human papillomavirus) genital warts. However...  Read Full »

Why do I have black pimples on my penis without any burning sensation or pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some black spots, or black pimples, for a while near my penis. I wonder what is that? I did my STD test, and it came out negative. The last time I had intercourse was almost three years ago. I did my test after six months, and everything came out negative then. After a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history and images provided from your end (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears to be genital warts or condyloma acuminata. Genital warts are a viral infection caused by papillomavirus, which is considered to be sexually transmitt...  Read Full »

Do genital warts look like painless skin-colored lumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin-colored, painless lump on the shaft of my penis. I noticed these before around the shaft of my penis only, and they are painless and squishy with my skin color. They do not appear darker. There are about four of these on the right side of the penis shaft. I had these prior ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These appear to be genital warts. Could you please tell me if you have any history of unprotected high-risk sexual intercourse? Any discharge from the penis? Any lump in the inguinal area? Since how long these are there? You have mentioned that the size increases...  Read Full »

Could a bump in my scrotum after safe sex be a genital wart?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 symp...  Read Full »

I have white bumps around my vagina. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed some unusual white bumps around the opening of my vagina that appeared a few weeks ago, and I am unsure of what they are. They do not cause any pain or itching. My current medication includes Fluoxetine and Prazosin.Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Davra Kaushalkumar Dilipbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The white bumps around the opening of your vagina could be due to several reasons, including skin tags, cysts, genital warts, or other skin conditions. It is essential to get an accurate diagnosis to determine the underlying cause and the ...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I am unsure if this bump is a wart or a razor bump. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. On Monday night, I trimmed my pubic hair and while doing so, I felt a nick while trimming the bottom left side of my penis. After that, I shaved with a razor. On Tuesday morning, I noticed a bump and thought it might have been from the nick, but now I am startin...  Read Full »


Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. From your description, the issue seems to be verruca plana or seborrhoeic keratosis. I suggest you go for cryotherapy. Until then, do not use a razor for shaving, as it might cause it to spread.   Read Full »

Why do I have small whitish bumps on both sides of my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am just worried about these small whitish bumps on both sides of my vagina and I do not know what they are. I am kind of freaking out. Sometimes it itches but most of the time it does not, and they appeared out of nowhere.  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There may be various conditions ranging from just physiological vaginal cysts to some problems like herpes, warts that need medical treatment in cases of vaginal or vulval bumps. In order to get into the actual diagnosis, it is essential to have a look. Although it is a...  Read Full »

What are HPV warts and how to get rid of them?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex for the first time last year, and since then I have had warts on my penis. Upon consulting a doctor, I was told that they are HPV warts, and even after treatment, the wart has completely disappeared but it is recurring sometimes in the form of an ulcer inside the penis. Add...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have recurrent warts. I would have appreciated it if you sent a photo, so I can see that you improved following the prescription but a few symptoms are still persistent. So I would like you to repeat the...  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(Community Sex Worker) 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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

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