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What causes genital warts in men?

hi doctor im 24 years old male i got genetical warts and the doctor prescribed me to take imiquimod 5% and asked me to the test os hiv and vdrl and im scared and dunno what to do also i used the imiquimod yesterday and now i feel so tired and dont feel like eating any thing can you help me please
Tue, 24 Feb 2015
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Warts in genital area is STDs or sexually transmitted disease.

It causes infection via sex. If the opposite partner has infection of HPV virus than it can transmits to you.

Yes, your doctors is right and you should take imiquimod. There are some side effects of the imiquimod but you should take it till you are cured.

Other STDs are usually associated with it. Like HIV, syphilis and others so testing of it and exclusion of it should be done.

You should avoid sex with partner until you are cured. If your partner is affected than you should both take the treatment.

There are other methods of treatment also available but it will be clinically evaluated. Modalities are phenolic cauterisation, laser excision, cold gas excision and others. But each method should be applied after your proper clinical evaluation.

So you should ask your doctors for other therapies.

I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun.

Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist,
HCM.
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What causes genital warts in men?

Hello dear, Thank you for your contact to health care magic. I read and understand your concern. I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern. Warts in genital area is STDs or sexually transmitted disease. It causes infection via sex. If the opposite partner has infection of HPV virus than it can transmits to you. Yes, your doctors is right and you should take imiquimod. There are some side effects of the imiquimod but you should take it till you are cured. Other STDs are usually associated with it. Like HIV, syphilis and others so testing of it and exclusion of it should be done. You should avoid sex with partner until you are cured. If your partner is affected than you should both take the treatment. There are other methods of treatment also available but it will be clinically evaluated. Modalities are phenolic cauterisation, laser excision, cold gas excision and others. But each method should be applied after your proper clinical evaluation. So you should ask your doctors for other therapies. I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious diseases specialist, HCM.