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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Is the small bump under my penis genital herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My height is 6'1" and weight 163 lbs. I have a small bump under the shaft of my penis. It looks like that it could be from masturbation, but I am not sure. There is no itching or burning. It is not an open sore either. I recently had protected oral sex with a sex worker...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have a history of HPV (human papilloma virus) in the past, the wart should be the first concern. HPV depending on the strain cause both genital and non-genital warts. They are not painfu...  Read Full »

There are recurrent cluster of bumps on the penis every three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a cluster of bumps on the penis. This has been going on and off for two years. I have this recurrent cluster of bumps. They appear at the same spot about every three months.   Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be condylomata accuminata. It is a type of viral infection due to human papillomavirus. Do you have any history of unprotected sexual exposure? If yes, go for an STD panel investigation which includes: VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory). ...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female. Are the small painless warts on my genitals due to HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I would like to know about HPV. I have small warts; however, they are not painful. Also, I do not have a history of any medical conditions. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. HPV (human papillomavirus) infection does not cause any symptoms. However, when they occur, the most common symptom is warts in the genital area. In women, genital warts appear mostly on the vulva but can also occur near the anus, cervix, ...  Read Full »

Though I had HPV vaccine, I am getting warts. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a viral wart on my forehead. Is it caused by HPV? In my teenage, I had warts on my thumb. Even, my doctor gave me vaccine for HPV. Is that worth or useless?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is confirmative for a verruca plana, which is a plane viral wart. All warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV); however the strains causing it are different. On the face, it is usually due to HP...  Read Full »

Is the bump in the left side of my shaved penis a wart?

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. For further queries consult a dermatolo...  Read Full »

I have wart-like lesions on my genitalia after having sex with a sex worker. Should I be concerned about cervical cancer and HPV?

Query: Hi doctor,I have wart-like lesions on my genitalia after having sex with a sex worker. I am not sure about her health status. I read about HPV on the internet. Should I be concerned about cervical cancer and HPV? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Post-sex warts are more related to HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. Provide pictures for diagnosis. Consult your physician for a physical examination. Take TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination) test, HSV IgG 1 and 2 (herpes simplex virus immunoglobulin G 1 and 2)...  Read Full »

Can the bumps on my penile shaft and its sides be warts?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to get an opinion if I have warts on my penis. I have some raised bumps on the shaft and sides.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you share a picture with a better focus? The image you have sent is hazy (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I need to see the surface clear; with what I can make in this picture, they look like small round bumps (like small comedones). It is mor...  Read Full »

Does STD cause black moles in the face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have the black moles or pimples for the past three years. I do not have itching, burning, pain, swelling, or redness. I had protective intercourse three years back. I took a screening test for STD two years back and got a negative result. I have attached the images.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) appears like a verruca planus due to a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. I suggest you PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for confirmatory diagnosis. The treatment plan is cautery or fulguration...  Read Full »

I have painful canker sores on the top and back of my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I had the worst outbreak of canker sores in my life. I had 10 or 12 at once, horribly painful, and I could barely eat or drink. Over about two weeks they healed, but I still have a few painless bumps on the top of my tongue and in the back of my mouth. I will attach...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaint and the relevant details and also saw the picture you have attached. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you have mentioned that the ulcers healed two weeks ago and still have few fresh ulcers now, it could be recurrent a...  Read Full »

I have white vaginal discharge, which is more than usual. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had genital warts last year, which has been treated. I got Pap smear, HIV, VDRL, and HSV tests, and all tests were non-reactive. I have white vaginal discharge, which is more than normal. The discharge is not smelly, and I do not have any itching. I have done an antibiotic course also, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you get an ultrasound done to find out if there is any infection in the pelvis. Also, your partner needs to be treated; otherwise, he will keep passing the infection back to you. Please have him visit a urologist and seek treatment. For further querie...  Read Full »

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