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Not Sure Who to Believe

I went to a dermatologist I happened to find on google in my area to examine me after I thought I discovered a possible recurrence of GWs. I explained that I had noticed these new "bumps" and wasn't sure whether or not it was actually a recurrence or just scar tissue from previously removed warts. He looked at them and said he believed they were in fact warts and proposed Aldara to treat them. He also claimed that I could have recurrences for the rest of my life and made other statements based on facts, that having frequented this forum as well as the ask an expert forum, I know to be outdated info or flat out myths. I politely declined his offer first to prescribe Aldara, and then to treat them with liquid nitrogen. Having decided to get a second opinion, I went to my local planned parenthood office, where I had been treated for all other recurrences, and was told by the practitioner there that what I was seeing was most likely either inflammed hair folicles, subaceous cysts, and scar tissue from previously treated warts. She made a thorough examination of the area and concluded that I was, in her opinion, all clear. She did treat most of the suspicious areas with TCA to put my mind at ease. I'm not sure who to believe now.
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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. Diagnosis of genital warts is usually clinical, made by visual inspection. Genital warts can be confirmed by biopsy but Sometimes we can use an enhancing technique called acetowhitening. This technique involves the application of 5% acetic acid solution to the area of suspicion for about 5-10 minutes. Infected areas will turn white.

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.

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A way to tell if its a wart is to soak a cotton ball in RAW apple cider vinegar, Not the distilled stuff. Put it on the wart fo 15 min. If it is a wart it will turn white. just make sure you use RAW vinegar
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