Overview of the Human Papillomavirus Virus and Genital Warts

Genital warts is a health subject that those who are (or who are about to become) sexually active should be familiar with. Genital warts are caused by certain types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a virus that can be contracted by direct genital contact such as vaginal and/or anal sex. The Centers for Disease …

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Genital Warts Treatment Options – A Doctor’s Guide

The goal of genital wart treatment is to eliminate or prevent the lesions themselves. By eliminating the genital warts, the chance of passing the sexually transmitted disease to others is reduced. Most of the human papillomavirus (HPV) is contained within the genital warts themselves, so by eradicating them the amount of virus is reduced. Key …

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SURGICAL EXCISION

Surgery is a destructive treatment for Genital Warts. It can be performed with scissors, a scalpel or by electrocautery (electrosurgery, detailed here). Surgical removal is the preferred method especially for large lesions causing obstruction, i.e., involving the urethral meatus, although it can be applied to any wart. It is particularly useful when there is a …

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Genital Warts Treatment Overview for 2012

Genital warts (GW) are sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV). Usually they are asymptomatic but, depending on the size and location, may be painful or itchy. If left untreated, visible genital warts can resolve on their own, remain unchanged, or increase in size or number. Before the treatment is started, the physician should …

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