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Guidance on genital warts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   ?
User :   hi
User :   i just wanted to know is genital warts a big disease?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status
User :   21, m , student, xxxxx, single
Doctor :   ok
User :   your good name?
Doctor :   since when is this?
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx
User :   I am not even sure if it is genital warts
User :   but i think it might be... its been for the past 4 days or so
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is that? i mean can you describe in brief
User :   its like few spots on penis
User :   and there is 1 circle of spots in there too
Doctor :   regarding the size, number
User :   there is no bump or anything, the spots are flat
Doctor :   is it painful?
User :   not really
Doctor :   is the skin around hard?
User :   no...
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   nope
Doctor :   ok
User :   when i touch it, i surely feel somethin
Doctor :   have you had any thing similar in the past?
User :   well no, actually i think a month back or so
User :   i had some spots
Doctor :   ok
User :   and if i am not mistaken, they just dissapeared
Doctor :   what is the colour?
User :   its kinda red/pinkish in color
Doctor :   ok
User :   the color
User :   is jus so hard 2 describe
Doctor :   was this siilar to the one ypou had a month before?
User :   yea
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ?
it may be seabeacous cyst?
User :   it feels weird when i touch it
User :   as a matter of fact
User :   i just got my 1st seabeacous cyst 1 month back on my face and i took pills for that
Doctor :   do not try to touch it it may get infected
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i hve
User :   also had warts
User :   on my feet b4
User :   so it could be either 1 of those i feel
User :   o and when u meant sexually active, u meant at present right?
Doctor :   before the appearence of this
Doctor :   cyst
User :   sorry, dint get u
User :   u mean sexually active before cyst?
Doctor :   i mean before 4 days
Doctor :   had you had an intercourse? before 4 days
User :   nope
User :   in terms of intercourse
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have never had intercourse in my entire life
Doctor :   this could most probably be
Doctor :   sebeacous cyst
User :   but genital warts
User :   can occur through oral sex?
Doctor :   they are most common sexually transmitted disease
User :   genital warts can occur through oral sex as well rite?
Doctor :   mat be
Doctor :   may be
User :   hmm
User :   is it mostly through intercourse?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form while I type the information you needed.
User :   is it mostly through intercourse?
Doctor :   spread through sexual contact with an infected person.
User :   hmm....
User :   i was thinkin of buyin a warts cream
Doctor :   people who have sexual contact with someone who has genital warts develop the condition
User :   from WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   what is that?
User :   they sell the genital warts cream
User :   online
Doctor :   ok
User :   and i was wonderin if i should buy it and use it
User :   could u check the website and give me your recommendation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   just a few moments
User :   k
Doctor :   this is a new product and the long the effectiveness of this is not evidenced
User :   but the website says it is totally helpful
User :   the only reason i am skeptical is coz
User :   what if i dont have warts n i use it, will it cause a problem
Doctor :   as i told you the benefits and side-effects are not evidenced
User :   hmm
User :   are the genital warts really dangerous?
Doctor :   theya re comtagious
User :   hmm
User :   and do they always go away by themselves if not treated?
Doctor :   in females this can cause cervical cancer
User :   do they go away by themselves eventually?
Doctor :   The underlying virus is never completely eliminated, however, and genital warts may reappear even after treatment.
User :   hmm
User :   the underlying virus is HPV rite
Doctor :   yes
User :   which will be there no matter where you have warts rite
User :   or is HPV just for genital warts?
Doctor :   there are other sites also
User :   hmm
User :   what do u recommend me 2 do at this stage?
Doctor :   consult a doctor near you
User :   ok thanks
User :   are genital warts
User :   in men v.dangerous?
Doctor :   cancer of the anus and cancer of the penis are few complicatios
User :   hmm i see
User :   are those cancers
User :   v.rare or v.common?
Doctor :   not common
User :   hmm
User :   and these warts
User :   dont go away automatically, do they?
Doctor :   they may depending on the strain ovf the virus
User :   hmm i see
User :   can i afford to see what happens
User :   in few days and then on that basis consult a doctor?
Doctor :   i would not advise that
User :   ok
User :   thanks 4 the info
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
Doctor :   is there any thing that i can help you wuth?
User :   no thats about it
User :   i hope what ever i have
User :   is not a huge worry
User :   by the way
Doctor :   yes
User :   warts can occur 1 year after sexual exposure as well right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thanks
User :   1 last question
Doctor :   ok
User :   is warts more risky for women than for men?
Doctor :   mostly females are at more risk
User :   hmm
User :   thank you so much
User :   for the information
User :   i really appreciate it
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   no
User :   i mean yes
User :   i did*
User :   sorry
User :   but that was abt
User :   5 mins back or so
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User :   are u goin to have this free service
User :   for good?
Doctor :   for the moment it is free
User :   hmm
User :   ok
User :   take care
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