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Genital Wart Question

By February 9, 2012 - 10:11pm
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I've just found out that I have Genital HPV (The one that causes warts) and I'm pretty sad about it, mainly because I've always used protection. My question is, since I only have one small wart, should I use a topical gel to burn it of or should I just wait it out? I've done extensive research on this. Some say if the wart is not getting bitter/not bothering me, it is best to leave it alone. Others say, to get rid of it because the wart itself will turn into cancer. My thing is, I don't want to mess with it, if it might go away on its own. However, if it is a smarter idea to burn it of then I'll also do that. I just want to know for sure since burning it of doesn't guarantee that it won't come back. Please help...Thanks

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Hi Inner Peace,

Glad you feel this way about EmpowHER. Am sure here you will find support and answer to all your questions.



February 11, 2012 - 4:05pm

Thank you so much Daisy. I have decided to use the topical cream, to burn it of. I'm truly glad that I found this website.

February 10, 2012 - 6:32pm
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Hi Inner Peace,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Even when warts are treated, the HPV virus may remain. This is why warts can come back after treatment. 

If left untreated, genital warts may:

  • Go away
  • Remain unchanged
  • Increase in size or number

The warts will not turn into cancer.

Here's a link on Genital Warts




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