A dermotologist is the best source to answer your questions. Make an appointment with one.
There is currently no FDA-approved test to detect HPV in men. Genital warts can be diagnosed through visual examination of the penis and surrounding areas. For small warts several medications(like podophyllum resin, Podofilox (Condylox), Trichloroacetic and bichloroacetic acids, Imiquimod 5% cream and interferons) are available, which can be applied directly to the surface of the warts.Other treatment options include electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Hi thanks for your replies.
Part of the problem is I've seen many doctors and nurses. Some have said warts some have said not.
Last visit was about 4 weeks ago because a smooth small raised area had appeared just under the ridge of my penis. It didn't seem to be on the surface like the pictures of warts are. The nurse looked at it said it's not a wart as it's not gritty like warts are and to just leave it. Also where I've had cryotherapy theses tiny flat raised areas always reappear, sometimes only visible under certain conditions, correct lighting, stretch skin etc but they always seem to reappear in the same place. Again they do not have a gritty texture and under a magnifying glass just look like smooth pimple type.
So I'm still confused maybe I'm looking to hard.