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Genital warts are soft growths that occur on the genitals. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These skin growths can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. They are e[read article]

Tests for Genital Warts

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A colposcopy (kol-POS-kuh-pee) is a method of examining the cervix, vagina, and vulva with a surgical instrument called a colposcope. The procedure is usually perfo...  More
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Pelvic Exam
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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human papillomavirus vaccine
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A skin self-examination is a test you can perform on yourself to check for abnormalities in your skin, such as sores, bumps, or changes in skin color or texture. It...  More
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Gynecological Examination
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Male Genital Examination
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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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Nucleic acid probe
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Typing
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HPV DNA Detection by Direct Probe
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Amplified Probe
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A Pap smear (also called a Pap test) is a procedure that tests for the presence of abnormal cells in the cervix (the lower part of your uterus). Changes in the cell...  More
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Medical Procedures for Genital Warts

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Cryotherapy of Genital Warts
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Surgical Procedures for Genital Warts

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Electrocauterization is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon or doctor uses electricity to heat tissue. The purpose is to: prevent or stop bleeding after an...  More
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Laser surgery uses the heat from a laser beam to destroy cells that need to be removed. Laser surgery can be a very powerful and effective tool, especially when tre...  More
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Carbon Dioxide Laser Photocoagulation
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Surgical Removal of Genital Warts
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Prescribed Medications for Genital Warts

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IMIQUIMOD (i mi KWI mod) cream is used to treat external genital or anal warts. It is also used to treat other skin conditions such as actinic keratosis and certain...  More
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PODOFILOX (po do FIL ox) is a medication used to remove genital warts. The topical solution should only be used to treat genital warts located on the outside skin o...  More
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INTERFERON ALFA-2b (in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made protein. Natural interferons are produced in the body to help the immune system fight viral infections a...  More
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SINECATECHINS is made from green tea leaves. It is used to treat external genital or anal warts. This medicine is not a cure. New warts may appear during or after t...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Genital Warts What's this?

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Shiitake mushrooms were originally cultivated on natural oak logs and only grown in Japan but are now available in the United States. These mushrooms are large, bla...  More
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Genital Warts What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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