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What do genital warts look like and what are the symptoms?




 



I''m not a hundred percent sure but I just shaved my pubic hair near my genitals and about 3 or so days later i got a red bumb exactly like a pimple,

It did pop eventually, would this just be an ingrown hair maybe?


11/4/2004


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OK I have a major question pls help me..i have had oral once in my life and kissed about 3 girls one had a toungue ring..im still a virgin and ive had a wart on my private area for awhile but recently like recently ive had a burning feeling around my thighs and my penis hurts after i masturbate..so basically i feel pain..is that something else or is it hpv?? pls reply asap. thanx


1/20/2005


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I''m 22 years old and I wanted to know is their any way in the long run that HPV will go away, my docter told me that i either freez my cell or have 6 month of pap i'm so confuse i don't know what to do and think. I'm getting really depress, he also told me that hopefully my amunesystem will help get rid of it. Please help me to answere this questions.


2/26/2005


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i keep gettin red dots on my penis afta sex and then they dissappear 23 days later are these warts


6/7/2005


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the guy that woke up with the wood and got the boner that sounds like herpes or clamita sorry


1/11/2009


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HPV is also known as human papillomavirus. It does cause genital warts but in most cases people never show any symptoms of having HPV. That is why so many people have it and don''t know it. It is estimated that 75% of people have HPV. That's 3 out of 4 people!
Genital warts can be single or multiple growths or bumps that appear in the genital area. These usually appear as soft, moist, pink or red swellings. They can be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. Some cluster together forming a cauliflower-like shape. Sometimes you can have itching or irriation. If you think you might have this I would go to your doctor. Hope this helps!

By:
ilf303


8/27/2002


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i keep gettin red dots on my penis afta sex and then they dissappear 2 days later are these warts


6/7/2005


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i have the same thing, it doesnt itch, doesn''t burn it is just a red bump. I've looked online but I dont know what it is


7/14/2005


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In many cases their can be no symptoms at all. As for the warts they are like small brown or pink raised spots and look like these pictures of genital warts.


3/30/2009


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mine were hard, white, looked like pimples, but did not pop or hurt as pimples usually do. I noticed it got worse over the course of a week. But im sure the symptoms can vary on what kind of strain it is and how strong your immune system is. Go and talk to your doctor-you will feel better. At least you will know then and either be off the hook, or figure out how to deal with it.


7/15/2004


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I have these pimples like bumps on my pubic region - I have never had them before - they are not painful or anything - but I am a bit worried.

By:
mimmie17


11/9/2006


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HPV is also known as human papillomavirus. It does cause genital warts but in most cases people never show any symptoms of having HPV. That is why so many people have it and don''t know it. It is estimated that 75% of people have HPV. That's 3 out of 4 people!
Genital warts can be single or multiple growths or bumps that appear in the genital area. These usually appear as soft, moist, pink or red swellings. They can be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. Some cluster together forming a cauliflower-like shape. Sometimes you can have itching or irriation. If you think you might have this I would go to your doctor. Hope this helps!


8/9/2003


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alright, I''m dealing with the same thing

I think it's rugburn, I really do

but it's so irritated it's insane

she wasn't a virgin, but she's only been with one other person

I've been around
and i go to the doctor at the first sign of anything

I'm just a little freaked out b/c
my skin is like peeling, like i got a burn

but the irritation
and it looks like the tip of my penis is inflammed
like the urethral opening is inflamed and fatter than usual

i have a red patch on the top of my penis' head and i little red bump on the top of my head

i'm thinking it's rugburn
but im still freaked out

if anyone can help me with this i'd really appreciate it

also the shaft part with the extra skin is the part that is peeling, i think it got it the worst
see the thing that bothers me, is that she was really lubricated. and it shouldn't be this way

it really started bothering me when i fell asleep in her bed with my pants on and woke up with morning wood, and it felt cramped in there
and now it just plain hurts
i've never had it this bad before


2/20/2006


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Also check out Pictures of Genital Warts.


6/2/2003


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I was wondering, I have looked a pictures of HPV and i dont think i have it because i can only see them when i get an erection and they look like little red bumps only where the pubic hair comes out though. please someone help me out.


7/2/2006


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Hard wrinkled bumps that appears on your skin and your genital area.


3/8/2004


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mine were weeping and they smelled terrible


9/28/2004


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**this is just for the men** if you think you may have hpv, go see your doctor and get tested.if he says that you do in fact have hpv, GET A SECOND OPINION!! if that doctor says the same thing...GET A THIRD OPINOIN! go see a dermatologist!one that specializes in such cases. I was 15 when i thought a may have contracted hpv, although i was a virgin and had never had any sexual contact.i saw my family doctor and he told me had condyloma.(which is a form of hpv) i was very confused.how could i have an std having never had sex?? so i sought out a second opinion.yet again same diagnosis. i had discussed this issue with a close friend and he told me it could also be PPP(pearly penile papules)he knew this because he too had the same problem. he gave me the number to his dermatologist. who told me i did not have hpv but ppp! i thought what the heck is ppp?

• PPP are small, flesh-colored skin tags or domes that form around the rim and underside of the tip of the penis. They commonly appear in rows and do not cause any pain, itching or burning.

• PPP are not contagious in any way, and there is no risk of passing them on to your sexual partner.

• PPP are commonly mistaken for genital warts, even by physicians, so it is very important to seek out the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist if you have any question about the diagnosis.

• Home remedies and topical wart treatments will not get rid of PPP, and will often irritate the area. Dr. Groff use the latest generation Lumenis CO2 laser to painlessly and permanently remove PPP. This laser has a beam that is as wide as the tip of a sharpened pencil, and it can remove each papule without damaging the normal skin of the penis. Most patients go back to work the next day and experience very little, if any discomfort while healing.

• Most men heal in one to two weeks and can resume sexual activity.

• most patients do not develop any scarring, loss of sensation, infection or any other serious side effect. It is reasonable to expect some swelling and crusting after your treatment while you are healing.

i had mine treated with a co2 laser and i am so so happy with the results. i dont feel wierd when in intimate situations. i feel confident and clean and thats a great feeling! hope this helps!


3/18/2009


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http://www.arhp.org/healthcareproviders/onlinepublications/clinicalproceedings/cphpv/warts.cfm?ID=150

This site from the arhp has some good images - the best thing to do is go to your doctor and have anything you might be worried about checked.


12/9/2004


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Red bumps that appear after sex and then go away in a day or two are likely what is referred to as "rugburn." This is caused by the friction created during sex, especially around the base of the penis which doesn''t become very lubricated, if at all. If you or your partner shaves, the new grown hairs are short and bristly which can add to this redness or irritation. Nothing to worry yourself about, but keep a heads up, and most importantly, be safe!


2/1/2006


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its an ingrown hair, generall warts do not develop a "head" and are not "poppable" they usually need to be treated


9/4/2005


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whtn you was describing that you had sex and now your genital area is burning and pealin it sounds like you have something else other than gential warts go make an appointment now!


6/3/2006


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I''m not a hundred percent sure but I just shaved my pubic hair near my genitals and about 3 or so days later I got a red bumb exactly like a pimple,

It did pop eventually, would this just be an ingrown hair maybe?


2/21/2008


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AFTER YEARS OF DEALING WITH THIS I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT LOOKS VERY NORMAL. GYNO''S AND NP'S WILL SAY IT IS A SOAP BUMP ETC. AFTER NOTICING SOMETHING SMALL ON MY PUBIC AREA WHERE MY HAIR IS ABOVE MY LABIA I WENT TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT CLINICS LIKE PP AND AN NP COVERED BY MY INSURANCE AND THEY ALL SAID IT WAS A NORMAL SKIN CHANGE. THE NP'S SAID THAT FOR IT TO BE A WART IT HAD TO BE "FINGER LIKE" AND ROUGHER. THAT IS COMPLETELY WRONG ESPECIALLY SINCE TONS OF ARTICLES DO CLARIFY THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT KINDS OF GW/HPV'S IF NOT FOUR. HPV/GW CAN BE VERY SMALL, VERY SMOOTH ON TOP, MAYBE EVEN SORT OF SHINY ON TOP, AND SKIN COLORED. ARTICLES JUST SAY THEY ARE MORE RARE WHICH I THINK IS CRAP PROBABLY JUST LESS NOTICED AND THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE MORE DANGEROUS HIGHER RISK KINDS OF HPV TOO UNLIKE THE BIGGER NOTICEABLE WARTS WHICH ARE "MORE COMMON." THEY USED TO THINK THE HIGHER RISK HPV CAUSED NO VISIBLE WARTS EVER A FEW YEARS BACK JUST SUB CLINICAL ONES. WRONG! THEY CAUSE THE PAPULAR DOME ONES WHEN AND IF IT DOES CAUSE EXTERNAL GW. THEY FEEL LIKE SOFT, SKIN COLORED MOLE AND LOOK LIKE IT TOO. BARELY VISIBLE UNLESS YOU SPREAD OUT THE SKIN. YOU'LL KNOW IT'S A WART CAUSE IT'S ON TOP OF THE SKIN EVEN IF JUST VERY, VERY SLIGHTLY. DOES NOT SPREAD OUT LIKE THE NORMAL BUMPS LIKE FORDYCE SPOTS ETC. SKIN OF GW IS BARELY THICKER THAN OTHER SKIN AROUND IT. DEFINITELY SMALLER THAN THE LETTERS IN THIS POST. VINEGAR AT HOME AND IN THE CLINIC DOES NOT WORK TO TURN IT WHITE SOMETIMES EITHER. IT DID NOT WORK WITH ME. PROBABLY ONLY WORKS MOST OF THE TIME, BUT LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY UNDERDIAGNOSED AND TOLD IT IS NOTHING AND SOME PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY INCORRECTLY DIAGNOSED. LOTS OF THINGS CAN TURN WHITE AND DOCS AND ARTICLES SAY THIS. GO TO THE DOC HOPEFULLY A GYNO AND DERMATOLOGIST TO FOLLOW UP IF GYNO SAYS IT'S NOTING. BE INFORMED BECAUSE THIS WAS NOT TO POPULAR UNTIL ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO. NOT REALLY FOCUSED ON IN MED SCHOOL EITHER CAUSE IT'S USUALLY NOT DANGEROUS AND 75% TO 90% OF SEXUALLY ACTIVE PEOPLE HAVE IT SO DOCTORS KIND OF WOULD HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL FOR NOTHING SINCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS USUALLY OKAY TO KICK OR SUPRESS IT BEFORE YOU NOTICE ANYTHING. MY ADVICE IS GUYS SHOULD GO TO DERMATOLOGIST CAUSE A FAMILY DOC OR UROLOGIST WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL. THEY JUST SAY IT'S NOTHING IF IT DOESN'T BOTHER THE GUY AND THEY NEVER WANT TO DO A BIOPSY EVEN THOUGH THEY PROBABLY SHOULD FOR WIFE'S OR GF'S SAKE. PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GROOM THEMSELVES OR GO TO THE GYNO SHOULD BE PRETTY HAPPY CAUSE THEY WILL PROBABLY NEVER NOTICE. THERE ARE ALSO GOOD FILMS TO SEE ON A SITE CALLED DERM LECTURES. YOU CAN PROBABLY GOOGLE IT. THEY SHOW THE THREE DIFFRENT KINDS OF GW'S 1)ACUMINATUM & CAULIFLOWER, 2) DOME SHAPED & SMOOTH ETC., 3) FLAT MAYBE SOME NP'S AND DOCTORS SHOULD WATCH THIS! IT DOES NOT REALLY LOOK LIKE ANYTHING YOU SEE ON THE WEB PICTURES, BUT I DID FIND SOME GOOD EXAMPLES ON THIS WEBSITE HPVFAQ.COM. THE GOOD PICTURES, ESPECIALLY FOR GUYS, DO NOT COME UP AT FIRST, BUT CLICK ON THINGS THAT ARE MISTAKEN FOR WARTS AND THERE IS A LINK THERE IN THE PEARLY PENILE PAPULE INFO. YOU WILL GET GOOD PICTURES! I HAVE NOT BEEN TO AN ACTUAL GYNO YET BUT THE "EXPERT GYNO NP'S" AT THE NUMEROUS CLINCS I HAVE GONE TO INCLUDING PP AND MY INSURANCE NP SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD ENOUGH. BUT THEY WEREN'T SO I PICKED IT OFF WHICH PROBABLY WAS NOT SMART TO SEE UNDERNEATH. IT WAS KINDA HARD TO DO, BUT GLAD I DID. I WAS SURE IT WAS SOMETHING BECAUSE IT WAS NOT THERE BEFORE. SURE ENOUGH ALL KINDS OF DISGUSTING TINY BLACK SPORES UNDERNEATH. LOOKED LIKE TINY BLACK STALKS JUST LIKE A WART YOU PICK OFF ON YOUR HANDS. I THINK THESE ARE THE LOVELY Genital Warts VESSELS IT HAS BEEN FEEDING OFF WHILE EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IT IS NOTHING AND LOOKING AT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY. I AM GOING TO AN ACTUAL GYNO NOW, BUT I DO NOT HAVE GREAT HEALTH INSURANCE SO I HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR ME. IF ANOTHER NP SHOWS UP AT MY APPOINTMENT I WILL SCREAM! I PUT TAPE ON IT IN THE MEAN TIME TO AVOID IT TOUCHING MY OT

By:
NOT HAPPY


7/12/2007


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my man has a small wart on his finger. Could this be a symtpon of something serious?


11/19/2006


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I ran across this web site, and I''m really glad I did. Last october i noticed there were 2 very small flesh colored bumps down in my vaginal area. I didn't think much of it, I shave, so i figured that it was just irritation. About a month later, i checked it out again, and it had grown. Not much, but enough to where i knew to call my OB/GYN. So, I got the pap smear, and she said "Oh, Genital warts, HPV. Use this Aldera cream for a month and lets do a follow up". Well, the cream worked great, and i only used it for a few days. HPV isn't near as scary as the internet makes it out to be, honestly. When i came home to look up all the info that i could on HPV, it scared me to Genital Warts. Just as long as you go to the doctor at the first sign, you should be okay. I've moved on with my life, and i'm getting married next june. Just take care of yourself, and don't believe everything you read. Oh, and think before you mess around with someone. I'm not a firm believer in what goes around comes around!

By:
ars19


7/4/2006


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alot of people could have hair fallocules problem.


5/15/2007


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http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/stdhpv.htm


12/26/2003


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I have HPV. A doctor at a clinic showed me the warts before using the acid to remove them. I couldn''t see what she was looking at. She described them as "fishscales", but they were the same color as my skin. I saw nothing abnormal. I had just had my annual pelvic exam and got tested for every single STD/STI two months prior, and my results came back negative on all counts.

They can test for the HPV strain that relates to cervical cancer in a papsmear, but not for the strain that causes external lesions. There is no test for men.

I had no symptoms, except mild irritation. I went to the clinic thinking I had a yeast infection.

After going to the clinic, I went to my naturopath and she gave me anti-HPV suppositories. The wounds from the acid healed in two days.


6/19/2007


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HPV can be spread without sexual intercourse. It can be spread with just rubbing naked against something/someone. And condoms are not proven to protect you. Play it safe, just save yourself for the RIGHT person.


8/6/2006


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If Your Penis Hurts Your Balls Hurt And It Stings A Little Sometimes When You Pee you have some type of either STD or the girl you did oral with either had herpes on her genitals or on her mouth.


1/17/2010


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If you''''re unsure whether you have genital warts and are panicked, as I was, check the web for pictures and symptoms of “skin tags.” They can be easily confused with warts. I still suggest that you see your doctor. It’s always better to know. And, try to relax if you can I know it’s hard. It has been for me.


11/28/2009


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