my thoughts exactly now :) thanks!
honestly I'd never waste my time with the topical creams and would just have them removed if it's only a few.
ok great thanks! i will ask for a biopsy if they are not gone by my next appointment. i know they are just a cosmetic issue, that doesn't make them anymore bearable.
i am actually considering excising them by surgery if they do not clear up, i do need to know if the warts generally come back in the same area or if they could appear elsewhere. if it is the same area, the surgery is worth it in my opinion.
thank you for clearing that up for me!
they can just biopsy these and send to the lab to confirm if hpv or not.
we don't actually refer to obvious warts as low risk hpv - we just call them warts. the low risk part of those is understood :) they really are just a cosmetic issue.
hpv dna testing is only done on the cervix to look for hpv on the cervix. there are over 30 different types of hpv that commonly infect the genital area, about half of those infect the cervix and the hpv dna test with a pap can help see if any are present. we advise against the testing being done if you are under 35 and have normal paps though.
Grace, i have not had a DNA test, to my knowledge a pap for the high risk detection was done and that came back negative and the visual inspection of the labia minora is where my doctor based the diagnosis of the low risk warts on.
But i am confused now, i went back for a follow up because i was told they cleared and i noticed two more wart growths or what i thought were the same exact thing i previously had and the doctor said those are not warts and tested for a bunch of stds all of which came back negative. said those growths look soft to the touch as if they are fluid filled, to me they feel and look the same as what i saw the first time which caused me to go to the doc and then was diagnosed with lol risk HPV. Hsv 1&2 came back negative too.
where can i go to get a DNA test to confirm the low risk/genital wart causing type? now i am wondering what i have since all std tests are negative and the yeast infection meds did not work to clear what the doc thought may have been thrush.
so you had obvious warts , had a + hpv dna test with a pap that said low risk or both?
Thank you! much appreciated.
These are questions which have conflicting answers. Here's my opinion
2. If you had sex pre-vaccine, you could have been exposed to the high risk strains. But since you tested neg, you should not worry about it. At least women can be tested every year.
3. The odds are 90% of the people will not have more warts. No one knows who is in this 90%. If you have no warts for 6-24 months, then you are cleared and not infectious at that time. It does not mean you won't be infectious some day. It can return. People with weak immune systems or who smoke cigs can get more warts. Boost your immune system with vitamins, supplements, exercise, healthy living, etc.
Note: The CDC says we're all infectious all of the time if we are diagnosed with it. WTF do they know?