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    1. Understanding Genital Warts -- the Basics

      Do you know what genital warts are and what causes them? Learn more.

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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. ...

    4. 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 ...

    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) - Medications

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

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

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

    8. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Prevention

      You can reduce your risk of becoming infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) or another sexually transmitted disease (STD). You also can reduce the risk of spreading HPV to your sex partner(s).Practice safe sex.

    9. Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus) - Treatment Overview

      Learn about genital warts and what causes them.

    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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