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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that enters the body through a cut or abrasion and causes warts. Some types of HPV infection have been linked to cervical cancer, and cancers in the anus, penis, and vulva. HPV vaccines are available to prevent cervical cancer and warts.

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I had my genital warts removed a few months back and I am unsure whether the remnants are a scar or a recurrence. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my genital warts removed a few months back. I have attached the photographs that were taken on the same day. It might look slightly different due to the lighting. Please let me know whether this is a scar or a recurrence. Different doctors have different opinions about this and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to help you get the best medical advice. According to the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) sent by you, my opinions are as follows: Some lesions look bumpy and could resemble warts (that may have been missed during rem...  Read Full »

Are white bumps under the tongue normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female, and I have white bumps on the back of my tongue. I also have painful white sores on the sides of the tongue. I have been getting painful sores on the tip of my tongue quite frequently for the past two months. But this time, the pain was severe. I did get some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your complaint and also the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you provided of the lesion. As far as your history of painful sores on tongue tip is concerned, there can be various reasons. Most common are vitamin B12 deficien...  Read Full »

I have a white growth with itching in my genital area. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have genital warts. About a month ago I noticed a white growth in my genital area, and it is itching so bad. I went for a high vagina swab and it came back as staphylococcus. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This genital wart looks like human papillomavirus warts (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is white, clustered like cauliflower, and sometimes Itchy, and it may bleed with rubbing or sexual activ...  Read Full »

The HPV test is negative and Pap smear shows some abnormalities. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife's Pap smear test and HPV test showed CIN1 and HPV 16 positive three years back. Two years back, the colposcopy was normal. One month back, Pap smear test and HPV test were repeated. The result was negative for HPV, but the Pap smear showed some changes and abnormalities. Could yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HPV (human papillomavirus) is a virus that can cause cervical cancer. It can occasionally infect, and the body clears it up by normal immune defense mechanism; if that fails, subtle changes can happen at the cervix, which over the years can progress into cancer. However...  Read Full »

I was treated for HPV. Am I at risk of throat or breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia while pregnant. It was my fourth pregnancy in two years, with the previous three ending in miscarriage. After giving birth, I was tested for high-risk HPV, returned positive for HPV 16, and had a LEEP procedure to remove CIN3 cell ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. HPV (human papillomavirus) has many types, like 16 and 18 cause cancer of the cervix, six and eleven types cause genital warts, etc. You had a positive cervical smear for herpes, which was treated, and the ...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with CIN1 plus HPV. Is this related to cervical cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. Recently, I have been diagnosed with CIN1 plus HPV. Is this the same as cervical cancer? Please tell me more information regarding the same and also tell me how can I get it treated. I aborted my first child due to personal reasons. Currently, I am taking medicine for HI...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CIN1 (cervical intraepithelial neoplasm) is neoplastic changes in the cervix. It is not cancer itself, but the change towards cancer is seen. CIN1 is treatable. The most common cause of it is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection. Since you currently do not have childre...  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 condoms prev...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, 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 guidelines recommend ...  Read Full »

Does genital wart indicate the chances of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have been tested negative for HPV test (cervical swab) for high and low-risk strains of HPV. I had HPV some years ago (with warts), but after treating warts for a year, the symptoms stayed away. Now I see two tiny flesh-colored bumps near the opening of the vagina (since a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know more details. I have some questions for you. Do you have vaginal bleeding? Do you experience pain while having sex? Is the lesion pedunculated (an elongated stalk of tissue)? Do you have fever or any other systemic symptoms? Are you Vaccinated?  Read Full »

What does it mean if I test positive for HPV with abnormal pap test?

Query: Hello doctor, My gynecologist told me that I had an abnormality in my pap test, and I have HPV. Eventually, she will need to look at my cervix to make sure what strain it is. The information she gave me was very bland. All she told me was that if I have sex just use a condom, which I always do. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to May I know what was the abnormality detected on your pap smear? As per your gynecologist, if you have got HPV (human papillomavirus) infection (high-risk HPV strains), that is responsible for the development of cervical cancer, you need to be further evaluated. So y...  Read Full »

I had my genital warts removed six months ago. Now I have noticed a scar or a recurrence. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my genital warts removed a few months ago. Is this a scar or a recurrence? Different doctors have different opinions, Please help. I have attached a few pictures taken on the same day. The pictures look a little different because of the camera lighting. It has been about six mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, at places it looks like a scar, but morphologically, it is active, meaning there is a recurrence. The images are a bit unclear. Can you please resend them so I can evaluate the condition in a better way? Please revert in case of further q...  Read Full »

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