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Genital wart on my pubic area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have a genital wart concern
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   i have something that looks like a mole on my pubic area but im afraid it could be a wart
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User :   i have a photo of what it looks like to get a better idea what it might be
Doctor :   good
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mail it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   did you mail the photo?

User :   im sending it right now
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User :   i sent you 2 photos of it
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   yes i have recieved
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few min i shall study the picture
User :   thanks
Doctor :   yes i saw them
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i shall ask you few more questions
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from how many days that lesion is there?
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are you there?
Doctor :   are you there?

User :   i would say at least a few months
Doctor :   is it increasing in its size ?
User :   well it been that size for a while
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Doctor :   from the pictures you have sent it looks like a wart
User :   also it looks like if i touch it it might peel off
Doctor :   ok

User :   if it looks like it could come off or peel off does tht mean its a wart?
Doctor :   wart is a growth of the superficial layers of the skin caused by the virus
Doctor :  
it can grow in any way like how it has grown in you called as pedunculated
User :   so what are the chances it could be something else?
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or may be sessile or planar
User :   is it contagious?
Doctor :  
the chances of it being different from the wart is 10%
User :   what sessile or planar?
Doctor :   no it is not contagious but it spreads by touch
Doctor :   sessile or planar is the type the wart grows
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are you there?
User :   yea
User :   if its a wart on my pubic area does it mean its a genital wart?
Doctor :  
yes it is a genital wart if it is in the pubic region
Doctor :   any wart in the region of the pubis, penis, scrotum, anal canal, perianal region all are called genital warts
User :   are genital warts treated? what is the best treatment?
Doctor :  
yes there is treat5ment for the genital warts
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the best treatment is the excision with electocautery
Doctor :   in your case since the lesion is single
Doctor :   the electrocautery option is the best treatment
User :   what is electrocautery? what do they do in this procedure?
Doctor :   and the specimen sent for the histopathology examination for the confirmation
Doctor :   this is a procedure done under local anesthesia
Doctor :   in the region of the wart they will use a special instrument called cautery
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which will burn and cut the lesion
User :   once a wart is removed and i have sex with someone can i give it to someone without a visibility of wart?
Doctor :  
wart is removed it doesn't mean the infection not there
Doctor :   there may be chances of the skin been infected with the wart causing strains and they do not produce the wart
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so the chances are there if you have the active infection even after the removal of the wart
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removal of the warts will reduce the infectivity
User :   once i have it removed in the pubic area can it reappear someone else on my body?
Doctor :  
yes it can appear at the same place or else where in the body
User :   so then from what you saw from the pic. there is a good chance of it being a wart??? :(
Doctor :   yeah the chances are high.
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what i suggest is visit a dermatologist and get is excised and get the histopathology examination of the excised specimen
Doctor :   and get your partner vaccinated against the hpv infection

User :   what are the chance if she has it already?
Doctor :   whether she has it or not can be detected by the pap smear and HPV DNA analysis of the cervical scrapings

User :   so if she has it can she still the hpv vaccination?
Doctor :   yes i recommend her to get the hpv vaccine and also you to get the hpv vaccination done
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this is because warts are caused by the hpv virus
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and all hpv viruses causing warts do not cause dangerous disease
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it is the specific strain of hpv which cause cancer and the vaccination is against them
User :   now once infected and we both get the hpv vaccination can it cure the genital warts or we will always have it? does geting the shot prevent the spread of the warts?
Doctor :   sorry to say this there is no cure for the HPV infection
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the visible warts are treated with different methods
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the removal of the warts will reduce the infectivity
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getting the hpv vaccination will prevent from getting infected with those dangerous strain of the hpv which will cause cancer
User :   once i have genital warts even though they are removed. would i have to always use protection?
Doctor :   yes condom will prevent the transmission
User :   how long can genital warts stay dormant in your body before they show up?
Doctor :   the virus responsible for the genital wart can stay dormant for life long
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good immunity in a person will suppress the virus from becoming active and in rare instances the good immunity has eliminated the virus infection
User :   i haven't slept with another girl for about year and now i just got this on my pubic area so could it take a year for the wart to show up?
Doctor :   there is no way it can be predicted when you got infected and when it will grow or when it will disappear.
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what is possible is the removal of the visible warts that have appeared
User :   is there anything i can take to boost my immunity so that i can suppress the virus?
Doctor :   there is no specific drug available to boost the immunity, it is regular exercise and good nutritious diet which is responsible for the immunity to sustain at good levels all the time
User :   if i dont get it removed, how long does it usually take for the wart to disappear on its own?
Doctor :  
consumption of liver and fish and vegetables and citrus fruits like orange and banana is the key
Doctor :   it is rear that the wart disappears on its own, if it occurs it may take few months to years for it to disappear
User :   i actually have an appointment next week to get this removed to get it tested and see if its a wart or not. i think my dermatologist said she was going to cut it so do you recommend any other way to remove this besides excision or is this the best results?
Doctor :   excision is the best option in removal of the wart

User :   ok
User :   would i be able to get the hpv vaccination from my dermatologist or does it have to be my physician?
Doctor :  
yes dermatologist can prescribe the vaccine, you can check this with him whether it is available with him or will he refer you to a physician for the vaccination
User :   also, is it possible to have the hpv virus and have no warts on your body?
Doctor :   yes very much possible
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no, i think you answered all my questions
User :   i appreciate all your advice
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User :   i hope its not warts
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :  
i would appreciate if you can comeback and let me know the histopathology report after your dermatologist excise it
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you can mail the report to YYYY@YYYY
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thanks for consulting healthcaremagic
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bye for now
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