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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Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with genital warts on the penile head. I was given Imiquimod cream to be applied for 10 to 15 minutes in the morning on alternate days and then wash off. The treatment went on for two months. Warts became lighter but did not go completely. They are definitely better tha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Imiquimod is good medicine for genital wart. It has to be applied thrice a week for 16 weeks. If you see results with Imiquimod, I would suggest you stick to Imiquimod and complete the full course. Other options for genital wart are Podowart application (Podophyllotoxin... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years sexually active gay male with one partner. Four weeks ago, I got a soft white color lump in my penile shaft, which was not itchy or painful. Three days ago, I got another one with the same features. I am worried about warts. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture. It looks like a flat genital wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Usually, the wart will have a rough surface with multiple finger-like projections. Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate finer details in pictures, making dermoscopy... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, A few months ago, a doctor told me that I had a genital wart. It looked like a flat mole to me. Eventually, it was removed. I want to know if this brown spot I developed recently is also a wart or a symptom of human papilloma virus (HPV). Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Genital wart is caused by a virus, human papillomavirus (HPV). It is contagious, can spread from one person to another and can also spread to surrounding areas of the skin. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a flat brown ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a male and have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for three years. We have had sexual encounters with each other. Recently I had bumps appearing on my penis and went to a doctor, and they did a biopsy. They told me it was verruca vulgaris (the common wart). I am so confu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Genital warts are frustrating. Warts are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). It is very contagious and spreads from one person to another through contact. Contact can be from sexual acts or physical touch. It is possi... Read Full »