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HPV/Genital Warts Health Center

Medical Reference Related to HPV/Genital Warts

  1. Understanding Genital Warts -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of genital warts.

  2. Physical Exam for Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) for Men

    A visual exam of the penis and anus is most important to diagnose genital warts in men. A magnifying glass may be used to help locate abnormal tissue. ...

  3. Gynecological Exam for Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    A gynecological exam for genital warts includes:Visual exam of the vulva.Speculum exam.Bimanual pelvic exam.Rectal exam.Rectovaginal exam.The visual exam and the speculum exam are the most important for diagnosing genital warts.Some health professionals may use an acetowhite test to make the warts more visible. A vinegar solution (weak acetic acid) may be applied to the skin to show the ...

  4. Biopsy of Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    Your health professional may take a sample, or biopsy, of abnormal tissue if genital warts cannot be easily identified with a physical examination or during a gynecology exam with a lighted magnifying instrument (colposcopy). A microscopic exam on the biopsied tissue can help your health professional determine whether cell changes have occurred that indicate infection with the human ...

  5. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test

    A human papillomavirus (HPV) test is done to detect an HPV infection and determine the type of HPV present.

  6. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Health Tools

    An interactive health tool about whether your daughter should get the HPV vaccine.

  7. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Medications

    Medication may be used to destroy bothersome genital warts, relieve your symptoms, and reduce the amount of area affected by warts.

  8. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if you have these symptoms of genital warts.

  9. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Symptoms

    Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) usually does not cause any symptoms and does not always produce visible genital warts.When symptoms do develop, they usually occur 2 to 3 months after infection.

  10. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Home Treatment

    Home treatments cannot cure genital warts. However, a health professional may prescribe medication that you can use at home, such as podofilox lotion or gel or imiquimod cream.

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