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Genital warts

Genital warts are caused by a virus HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is caught during sexual contact with someone who is already infected with it. If you develop genital warts, try not to feel too upset remember they are very common and lots of people have them, they are not dangerous and there are many effective ways of treating them.

You may feel angry with the person you think you caught them from. But in fact that person may not know that he or she had HPV for the following two reasons.
  • Some people carry HPV, but do not have any warts. In fact 15–40% of people under 40 are carriers of HPV, though it is less common in older people. In most people who carry HPV, it goes away in a year or two.
  • A man may not know that he has a wart, because it can be hidden inside the urethral opening (pee hole). Similarly, a woman can have a wart on the cervix (that is, deep inside the vagina) that she does not know about.

Preventing warts

Although you can catch the virus from sexual contact with someone who carries it but has no warts, infection is more likely from someone who has warts. This is because the surface of a wart is teeming with the virus. After infection, warts can develop 3 weeks to a year later (3 months is the average), so do not assume that you caught them from a recent sexual contact.

Research among university students in the USA shows that condoms halve the risk of becoming infected with HPV (New England Journal of Medicine 2006;354:2645–54).
 
In the UK, some HPV vaccines are licensed to prevent genital warts (see below) speak to a health care professional for more information.

Where genital warts occur

In women, genital warts usually occur around the opening of the vagina (vulva), but they may occur in the folds of skin alongside the vaginal opening, or between the vagina and the anus, and around the anal opening. The figures (Archives of Dermatology 1984;120:472) are as follows:
  • around the opening of the vagina (vulva) – 66%
  • in the vagina – 37%
  • between the vagina and anus – 29%
  • around the anus – 23%
  • on the cervix (neck of womb) – 8%
  • at the opening of the urethra (where the urine comes out) – 4%.
In men, genital warts often occur just under the foreskin, but can be anywhere on the penis, on the scrotum, in the groin or around the anus. The figures (Archives of Dermatology 1984;120:472) are as follows:
  • on the shaft of the penis – 51%
  • around the anus – 34%
  • on the glans (head of the penis) – 10%
  • inside the hole (opening of the urethra) – 10%
  • under the foreskin – 8%
  • between the anus and scrotum – 3%
  • on the scrotum – 1%.


What warts look like

In women, genital warts begin as small, gritty-feeling growths, which then enlarge and become more frond-like. They can join together so they resemble miniature cauliflowers. Occasionally they are flat, like warts on the fingers. They are not painful, but can feel itchy or vaguely uncomfortable.
 
In men, warts on the scrotum or shaft of the penis usually resemble the ordinary warts that occur on the hands. Under the foreskin and round the anus, they are usually a shiny pinkish-white. A lone wart may also occur inside the opening of the urethra (pee hole); here it will be a pinkish colour and may look speckled. An individual may have dozens of warts, or just one or two.

What to do

  • If you think you have genital warts, the only positive thing you can do yourself is stop smoking, because warts probably persist longer in smokers.
  • Do not try to treat genital warts with any of the wart lotions you can buy from pharmacists; these are for use on the hands only.
  • You need to see a doctor, either your family doctor or a doctor at a genitourinary medicine clinic, whichever you feel most comfortable with. The advantage of going to a genitourinary medicine clinic is that you will have tests for other infections; 1 in 5 people with genital warts has another infection that they are probably unaware of. Also, the staff are very used to diagnosing and treating warts. You do not need a referral from your doctor and you simply phone the clinic yourself (see Useful contacts).
There are several treatments for genital warts. The usual treatments because they are simple and effective are podophyllotoxin or imiquimod. Other treatments (such as freezing, burning with acid or laser treatment) are sometimes used, depending on the type and size of wart.
 
Annoyingly, whatever the treatment, there is a 30% chance that the warts will come back usually after a few weeks or months. This is because the treatments destroy the wart itself, but cannot get rid of the HPV in the skin beneath the wart.
 
Podophyllotoxin is a plant extract that comes as a liquid or cream. The clinic will show you how to use it and may give you a supply to take home. You usually have to apply it twice a day for 3 days, followed by a break of 4 days. You then repeat this process until the wart disappears (maximum of 4–5 weeks treatment). The cream is easier to use than the liquid for warts in awkward places (such as around the anus). It can sometimes cause redness and a burning sensation, and should not be used if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
 
Imiquimod is a cream that the clinic may suggest if podophyllotoxin does not work. It is applied three times a week before you go to sleep so it can remain on the skin for about 8 hours before being washed off next morning,. It seems to work by stimulating the body's own immune system to destroy the warts. On average, women need 8 weeks of treatment and men need 12 weeks, but it can be used for up to 16 weeks. The disadvantage is that itching, redness and soreness often occur. Its effect is slow and it may be several weeks before you notice any improvement.
 

Genital warts and cervical cancer

There are about many different types of HPV, of which about 40 types can infect the genitals. Each type has been given a number to identify it. Visible genital warts are usually caused by HPV types 6 and 11.
 
There is a strong link between HPV types 16 and 18 and cervical cancer. In fact, about 70% of cervical cancers are probably caused by HPV 16 and 18. These types of HPV seem to agitate the cells of the cervix (neck of the womb) and encourage pre-cancerous changes. But HPV 16 and 18 do not usually cause visible warts. Therefore if you have genital warts, you are not at a particularly increased risk of cervical cancer.
 
This also means that people with only the more high-risk type of HPV (types 16 or 18) do not know that they have it, because they probably will not have warts. At present, you cannot be tested under the NHS in the UK to see if you are a carrier of types 16 or 18, but the Department of Health is investigating the possibility.
 

Genital warts in pregnant women

Pregnancy seems to encourage genital warts they often become bigger or more numerous. Unfortunately, podophyllotoxin may harm the baby, and it is not known whether imiquimod is safe in pregnancy. If very troublesome, they can be treated by freezing (cryotherapy). The good news is that, after the baby is born, genital warts often become smaller or disappear.
 

Vaccines against HPV

In theory, a vaccine against HPV vaccine could prevent most cervical cancer, so it is very good news that girls aged 12-13 years in the UK (and girls up to 18 years for the first few years of the programme) are now offered the vaccine (British Medical Journal 2008;337:303–4). There are two different vaccines against HPV, Gardasil and Cervarix. Gardasil protects against HPV types 6 and 11 (which cause visible warts) as well as types 16 and 18 (the cancer-causing types). Cervarix is the vaccine used in the UK vaccination programme. It protects against only types 16 and 18 i.e. the cancer-causing types of HPV, but not the types that cause visible warts. The Department of Health will decide later whether boys and older females should receive the vaccine. If you are in the age group for the vaccine, it is very important that you receive all three doses.
 
 
For more information, see Dr Phil Hammond's Expert Guide to Warts
 
 

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

 


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Posted by embarrassingproblems.com on 03/09/2014 at 01:04

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Posted by Optional on 02/09/2014 at 03:12

Hi I need help with this . I just noticed the other day I had a wart or sometype on back of my tongue and some bumps and stuff on my thorat behind. My tonsils I don't know what it is but it doesn't hurt at all and I have a runny nose and I feel congested some items and coughing . Please help . Respond back with 4100 to answer my question . I'm freakingout

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2014 at 06:43

I had genital warts 4 years ago now me and my girlfriend are trying for a baby is she at risk?

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2014 at 11:19

i have three warts between the anus and testicles, and three warts around the anus. What should i do to get rid of these, its really uncomfortable walking sometimes especially working at amazon! It's making me depressed knowing the possibility of having hpv, dont know if i can cope with this or not. Please give me a solution. Are you meaning after the warts are gone a year or 2 that they don't come back? That would be great.

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2014 at 04:29

a month ago i foundout i have warts in my virgina, on the outside n inside. I went to the doctor n he burned them n now they back n they are more than before n very ichy. What cn i do to make the go away for good n make my immune sysyem

Posted by Optional on 04/06/2014 at 12:14

I have wierd little bumps on my shaft and scrotum and that've never really bothered me and only very recently my skin is peling on my scrotum it's really itchy and really dry ive never had sex because I'm twelve I don't know what to do I've I'd really appreciate it if I got some incite please its really uncomfortable

Posted by Optional on 24/05/2014 at 10:22

I have one gray spot way above the penis, have only had sex once. no itching or bleeding or discomfort. its been almost a year now since we had sex, will this go away?, because nothing has spread

Posted by Optional on 20/05/2014 at 06:27

What I don't understand is that most places I've researched online says that the low-risk hpv types (ones that cause the genital warts are usually cleared out of the system in about two years. But, does that mean even if you showed symptoms, or not?

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2014 at 07:09

I was diagnosed with genital warts about four months ago and, as i'm sure anyone who's experienced this has been, I was shocked and terrified. I immediately started researching supplements to get rid of them and I tried everything. At one point I was taking 12 different supplements a day including folic acid, blue green algae, and oregano oil to name a few. nothing was working and I was beginning to get paranoid about getting more warts. Then I stumbled upon Usana. I started taking the daily essentials (mineral and mega antioxidant) twice a day as well as the proflavanol C once a day. Maybe it was luck, maybe a miracle, but within a month the warts significantly reduced and are now almost gone. The vitamins are expensive but I would pay anything just to not have the warts on me. its extremely uncomfortable. I felt in my heart that I owed it to everyone to share this because after researching usanas effects on this hpv I found nothing. Hope this helps.

Posted by Optional on 02/05/2014 at 04:56

Go se a doctor!! Nobody here can tell you what's Wrong with you.

Posted by Optional on 27/04/2014 at 11:16

Iv had mine 2 years have to keep going back to the hospital to get them frozen off but they still keep coming back I don't no what to do ..

Posted by help on 11/01/2014 at 10:59

I have had genital warts for a few months, I have had cream and freezing treatments weekly.the warts are small and stubbon to get rid of, does anyone know any other methods? I have recently found warts inside my pee hole and was wondering what I could do about it. Thanks.

Posted by mmabatho on 07/10/2013 at 03:11

m 5months pregnt n i hd watts i ws so worried that myb they might affect a child in a bad way hopefully now im realived becouse i got information

Posted by Optional on 26/09/2013 at 03:37

apple cider vinager works...

Posted by wart man on 06/07/2013 at 04:54

I had genital warts removed via co2 laser most looks like it is just a scar in but the bigger one has a scar look with a slightly raised surface that is whitish color it is not round is that a scar build up or the wart coming back its been 2 months.

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2013 at 03:00

I have a cluster of tiny white lumps on the inside of my foreskin , i honestly don't know what they are , help ?!?!?

Posted by WhyMe? on 01/07/2013 at 01:36

I've recently been checked out by an OB/GYN nurse practitioner and she nonchalantly told me that I have genital warts. This was based only on what my bumps looked and felt like. I have never had any form of sexual contact, including oral and being touched or touching anyone's privates. I haven't even ever kissed anyone. I don't think she believed me because of my age (I am a 27 y/o woman). I have an appointment with the actual doctor in almost 2 weeks. This is killing me. I don't understand how this is possible. I am in such despair over this. Please help me!

Posted by dohgan on 21/06/2013 at 10:44

Ive had warts for 15 years and had 4 children nothing strange happened at firsf but now ma wife is is realy sore pain now .xxwhy

Posted by Mymy on 11/05/2013 at 03:42

Im 30 yrs old i have genital warts inside my vagina and outside the vulva.. But first i have yeast infection i consulted my obgyne for this infection she given me a soposotory albutil used it every other day for 1 week after a week i have may mentrual cycle then after my menstration i found a cottage cheese again in may vagina then after a week when im going to pee i wash my vagina i found a little bump so that time im scared whats going on in my vagina up to now im nervous .. When in found warts i visted again my doctor she found a warts outside the vulva and inside the skin of my vagina she given me a cream aldara i used it every other day 1month .. my problem is want it to clear all wart as soon as possible what will i do and i feel so itchy .. So stressful

Posted by Optional on 03/05/2013 at 12:26

I have Green pus coming from my genital wart. It hurts really bad and there is always Greenish pus on the bandaid. What can cause this and is it serious because im pregnant?

Posted by kim on 15/04/2013 at 09:41

i cant buy any cream about genitaly warts,when i go pharmecy there told me,sorry its out off stoke or manafacturing problems...and how u can get better if u cant get this creams,its funny....

Posted by Optional on 08/04/2013 at 09:21

Well, on my labia, It looks (and feels) like a skin tag. It does occasionally get itchy.. I think I've had it about a year now? As I said, it does get quite itchy, but its not all the time. It's also kind of hard and its really sensitive when its squeezed. I'm also a virgin.. Should I be worried about this? Or..

Posted by wawa on 01/04/2013 at 04:39

If anyone of you have this std name herpes is the most scary itchy and blister , discharge .Is anybody lives in Canada if is it will be a terrify they don't have any test for herpes in Canada. This sucks right. Esp London Ontario it seems very poor can't afford it the test on herpes viruses.

Posted by Lil on 02/01/2013 at 09:31

I've never had this problem b4 yesterday I thought it would be just A pimple usually I get them but now I feel worried that it could Be a wart or something else I have check it myself n saw its Redish n very painful when I touch it around my clitrious area it Looks like a pea im also a lesbian I never recently have sex When I pee it kinda hurts as well and also wipe as well And also it's kinda itchy sometimes Just want to know what should I do? Or not sure if it is warts Or could be something else I have read some more information On google about it mostly if this is true that it could be cancer as well???? I'm really worried n totally scared I'm a very clean person And always healthy as well Just wondering as I had a STD b4 years years ago Do you think it might of came back?? I also have a disabitly as well I'm so scared totally?? Please help me

Posted by jayonna on 04/12/2012 at 03:45

I Have A Question What Can Happen If You Don't Get The Warts Treated Do They Still Go Away On It's On?

Posted by Rena on 26/11/2012 at 06:23

I was very upset until that I saw it was not dangerous. Nn I'm still upset because the one time I slip up and not use a condom I catch something! My boyfriend is nn the army and I didn't catch it from him...I got it from a young boy when I was drunk.... my boyfriend is going to Kill me when he finds out!

Posted by Optional on 06/11/2012 at 03:11

Keep the good work up, I learn a lot.

Posted by Chris Jones on 29/09/2012 at 09:11

I have a small "tough" white spot on my testicles sac which seems to have a hard core...can you please advise on how to get rid of it? Many thanks Chris Jones

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2012 at 03:26

i am feelin a bump in my left side of the lip of my vergin and it icthing me i had an infecting and since then i am not feelin well please advoice me

Posted by Henry on 06/09/2012 at 10:23

I dont know ever since i heard sex which was my first time i dont know if she affected with a disease but as from that time i hv been experencing unbearing tendency of going to go and urinate i wil urinate just know and it will not reach for a minute and i wil go again and strangely this time it comes out very small and even with some kind of itching on the scrotum and white sores on the penis

Posted by Anon on 28/08/2012 at 11:45

Not quite sure what I have but warts seem like the closest thing I could find. Nice to know being faithful to my girlfriend of five years was wasted. On the Brightside, won't be getting married now. That saves alot of money. Tip for everyone. New partner, get tested. Long time partner, get tested every six months. Obviously you can't trust people now adays to remain faithful let alone use protection when they don't.

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2012 at 05:19

I had it when I was 17 but they went away after a few months. At 39 suddenly I found rows of lumps between folds inside my vagina that caused some pain during sex. Is there a way of knowing for certain if it is warts? Why would they return after so long?

Posted by Tina on 13/07/2012 at 07:58

I suffer with this problem almost 6 years inthat time the docters burned it out 4 times but it came back and it is soe and itchy please help

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2012 at 09:33

My girlfriend gave me oral sex and i have genital warts can she kiss mu baby

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2012 at 12:51

i have thees things on my penis and anus that look like pimples and they itch whats wrong

Posted by John on 31/05/2012 at 09:31

Im scared that i might die from it but will i be okay i found out i had them 5weeks ago and i am going to the doctor next week should i be afraid or will it just be one of those thing that will go soon

Posted by Optional on 14/05/2012 at 05:17

When I was 6 months pregnant I started to get small raised areas on the groun part of me. My dr.s saw them and said nothing. Now I have several more on my labia majora. They have no "cauliflower" appearance and do not itch or seem to be painful. I have been with my boyfriend exclusively for 8yrs and he has nothing....that we can see visible. Is it possible its not genital warts? Is it possible it could be some sort of papiloma?

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2012 at 09:15

I recently received a phone call from an ex boyfriend who I was with for a year. I trusted him, but he told me that he had been cheating on me and had contracted HPV. I went to the doctor and I have genital warts inside. I am absolutely devastated. Since my ex and before I recieved this news, I have been seeing a new guy, whom I am sexually active with and now I'm sure he has them too, though he has not shown any signs yet. I would die if I passed them on to him, I can find a way to deal with myself having them but I feel like I'll never be able to live with myself if he has them. He is such an amazing person and I need to tell him but I am so embarrassed and scared and can't find the right words. Please help me, I'm terrified.

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2012 at 09:57

I had genital warts many, many years ago while living in NYC. Who they came from I do not know. Firstly I went to a doctor who tried to burn them off. This was the worst treatment that I have ever had. I literally cried when I went to the bathroom as the pain was so intense. The doctor continued to use the burning method for months. Terrible. Finally I was admitted to the hospital where the warts were burned off. There was no pain. Only by having this operation done were the warts removed. My advice. Don't try to get cured by in-office methods. They only hurt. Ask to go directly to the operating room to get them removed. Today and for many years, the warts are non-existent. Take it from someone who knows. rdk

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2012 at 05:24

Just had a sebaceous cyst removed from shaft of my penis (underside, about the size of a pea), ive had this problem (cystic acne, w/4 treatments of accutane since and penis cysts)since i was 17, now that im older, i dont care about the embarrassment anymore, i just want them gone, clinic that removed cyst has told me its condyloma (HPV),what form HPV yet i dont know, i may have the virus that causes HPV, but i have never had "warts", I thought warts caused by HPV grow or appear on the outside of the skin? Is the strain of HPV that i have causing the sebaceous cysts on my penis? "Excision" of the cyst is surgery, is it the same procedure to remove a wart?, Do these warts grow inward?, im a bit confused as to what my condition is, i wish medical people would stop called HPV and Mulluscum, STD's, if you really do your research, you will find these common skin disorders, just that, you dont need sexual contact to get one of these, skin-to-skin can be any part of your skin, only because they are found in the genital region, they are classified as an STD, i hope i found out what strain my HPV is, will get a vaccination for the other "3"

Posted by Optional on 27/02/2012 at 12:00

im not sure if i have genitle warts or not i first had 2 spots on the top of my foreskin by the head of the penis that was a month ago and in the last week aload have shown up all around the top of my foreskin at first i thought it was fordyce spots but now it seem to be moving down the side of my penis i havent had unpretected sex in a year and 2/3 females have had kids (not mine) and my friend has slept with 2 of the females around the same time and hes fine so i dont no why i got them if thats what it is im getting it checked out tomorrow

Posted by Linda on 25/02/2012 at 09:25

Somoxal, do not use it. You will scream bloody murder! It stings very bad. Wartrol does work, and apple cider vinegar. Tea Tree oil, careful, very powerful, and will eat through your skin. I only had a few warts, and I had a need to do home treatment. Bad idea. Remember the saying: " Leave Sleeping Dogs Lay?" Well, the same with warts. You mess with them, they will spread, butt cheeks, leg, ect. Wash your hands everytime you touch them, or apply anything on them. I am 50 for crying out loud, and been with a few men, that is it, and it only takes 1. It could have happened long ago, I don't know. Olive Oil, a natural cure all, soothes the gential area. I cannot stress again, Somoxal is very bad, and will leave you in tears. Believe you me, having irritations right on the panty line, is no fun~ Also Try duct taping the area after you applied acv, or Wartrol, I got rid of many doing this. Apply at night, and in the morning, take it off, you will be shocked. Wartrol has NO stinging either. Good Luck to You~

Posted by Optional on 16/02/2012 at 08:35

I have just been told I have HPV and im at a stand still the fact that Ive had it for years without even knowing makes it hard to say where it came from I had no warts which only scares me more because I have a greater chance to have cervical cancer on top of that I already have siss on my tubes the guy Im with know is very understanding and is by my side but I fell so dirty I don't want to be touch ! don't want to even be alive! :(

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2012 at 08:33

i am a heavy weed smoke and cigs, ive had hpv or the herpes virus for yrs but just recently had an outbreak of genital warts, i want to know what the how much weed and cigarette consumption will effect my healing process? because its not easy to shake daily habits

Posted by JayDee on 29/01/2012 at 01:59

I am a 15 year old male amd i haven't had sex yet about 4 months ago i saw that i had a few white lumps on my scrotum and shaft. I thought they were just a rash but now i have quite a few of them but they don't itch or anything.I don't want to tell my parents and im embarrased to go to the doctors. Is there anything else i can do or should i suck it up and go to the doctor or clinic?

Posted by WTG on 07/01/2012 at 06:42

I am a gay male and have only had sex sex (penetration) with ONE guy who is my current partner. We have never used protection so I know I got them from him. I have three of them on the opening of my anus. It seems these three actually appeared out of nowhere because I did some examining ( squatting over a mirror and spereading my cheeks and saw a cluster inside. So I went to the STD clinic got tested for everything. Came back negative on everything. Great I thought so then what the hell are these? Had a nurse check them out lo and behold they're warts. I got the ones deep inside frozen with the nitrous stuff but after that procedure (3 weeks later) three appeared on the entry of anus rim. I'm thinking that when the nurse sprayed instinct made me clench and I felt the tip of the sprayer touch me so I'm thinking I got those from that tip. How gross these ones appear far worse and bigger then the ones I had inside I'm so posses and these ones itch like hell. I'm thinking about trying ACV and soaking it in a tampon and leaving it over night. Would this work? I just want these gone.

Posted by Optional on 27/12/2011 at 12:05

mine is like a cut on the scrotum. I can hardly see it with my eyes but its painful and after bath the wounded part sticks to my underwear. its been there for a long time

Posted by Optional on 26/12/2011 at 02:42

I have a friend with genital warts and she wiped my daughter after she went to the bathroom. I was wondering if she could transfer it that way. Call me paranoid but this is my baby girl and it worrys me.

Posted by sean on 11/12/2011 at 08:50

Have had genital warts since April, despite freezing at watt clinic they have returned 2 on shaft and 2 in urethea. Tried weak of wartscide no results and had tried 14 weeks of that cream from gum clinic. Getting depressed here as simply no point in going out at present on the pull.

Posted by Jade on 27/11/2011 at 10:31

Well i bet u all think its the end of the world finding out u have warts down there, i did. I noticed a white looking spot on the opening of my vaginal when i was around 4 months pregnant, i couldnt believe it. I didnt know what to do so looked everywhere on the internet for a cure. I finally came across a thing called apple cider vinegar, loads of people said it worked for them so i thought hey why not try it, i soaked a cotton ball in acv & taped it to the wart. Left it on there for 4hours & then took it off to check. Oh my it had gone all white & showed i had more then 1 wart, i left the cotton ball off & repeated it again when i went to sleep. It does sting abit the more u do it but it does work. After doin this for 2 days my wart had cleared up in a week after healing. Dont give up & just give it a try :)

Posted by mary on 07/11/2011 at 09:47

My dasughter was diagnosed with HPV 16 approx. 2 years ago, my aunt had informed her that she was having abnormal paps and she was turned onto Pau-D-Arco, she told my daughter about it and my daughter has not had a abnormal paps since, in fact she was just tested to find out that the HPV is gone, I swear by the Pau-D-Arco, you can purchase it at any Henry's or Sprouts for only $10, I guarantee your paps will come back normal also.,God Bless and good luck.

Posted by ju65 on 27/10/2011 at 08:07

I am now 46y, 2y and 4months ago i went to see a girl in the philippines and we dated for a while we did have sex a couple of times,but then she told me she had to see her doctor because the guy she was seeing before me had passed something on to her she did not know this at the time we was together, she said it was HPV and not to worry its was girls that it efects so i guess i didn't worry bout it to much, any we r not together now but are still friends and i do go out to see her and her family from time to time i was last there in april this year! the last time we had sex was july 2009! sometime after april i have noticed 2 little mounds of skin on the surface of my penis one on the head and one just belowe the head, but, it these have not shown up untill nearly 2 years after we was together? could these ba genitle warts? i have not been with anyone else since i was with her because i still have feelings for her, and i have not told her this problem as yet, thank you

Posted by Optional on 20/10/2011 at 05:45

Very informative; also now know where I got it from. From now on no sex without condoms....

Posted by Optional on 14/10/2011 at 08:56

Hi everyone. I used to have these and cured them. I tried everything beforehand..including getting them frozen 8 times (damn painful). I was depressed as well. Anyway, look into homeopathy. There is a common remedy called Thuja Occidentalis. Homeopathy is usually little sugar pellets with a remedy inside each pellet. When I had warts for the second ti e (smoking marijuana caused the 2nd outbreak), I bought in a little cylinder Thuja Occidentalis 6x by a company I forgot the name. Then warts started to get peely, but persisted. I then bought Thuja Occidentalis 30c (higher potency) by a company called Boiron. You can buy it at health food store, vitamin shoppe or online. It doesn't have to be by Boiron company, can be by whoever. I'd also recommend either Thuja Cream (also Boiron) or a Tea Tree Oil, and with a cotton ball and bandage, leave it on the wart. Doing both of these is fantastic. Taking Thuja, I had dreams of warts going away, and had a bodily sense they were leaving. Mi e were shallow and took about 2 weeks to leave. This should work, and made me believe in Nomeopathy. Just dot drink coffee o the days you do this, and take the pellets under your tongue twice a day. Don't eat anything or drink anything within an hour of taking the pellets-it may cause them not to work. A good way to gauge of it's work g is if they warts are more peely after a hot shower. Do this for 1-3 weeks to see if this helps. It should. As a backup, there is Apple Cider Vinegar, though it may burn a lot. This should be your last option on my opinion. Manypeople on earth clinic(dot)com claim banana peels work wonders, though I've never had to try it. Hopefully writing this will be good karma for getting g rid of Molluscum Im currently plagued with. Good luck everyone, I'm sure you can beat this.

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2011 at 02:39

Having GW is the most depressing thing I've ever experienced, just trying to keep my head up and struggling to maintain a positive outlook. Making an appointment at the GUM next week.

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2011 at 06:51

i have a black pimple type thing on the base of my penis where it connects the bladder and a small white/red spot in the middle of the penis something like a dry skin spot which is visible all the time also i bleed from my frenulum during intercourse..please suggest what to do it is really embarrasing if its an std what type is it and what should i do?

Posted by Kendra on 24/09/2011 at 12:55

I wouldn't use Imiquimod without reading all the horrible effects of it online first. I wish I would have known, this is the worst pain I've ever been. Think twice before taking that drug, I promise you living with the disease shown would have been 100% less painful then this. I am definitely writing to the FDA regarding that drug and I only used it once.

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2011 at 06:19

if you think you might have genital warts, don`t worry that makes them worse, go straight to your STD clinic and seek professional advice.

Posted by ash on 23/09/2011 at 10:01

iam divorced with 2 daughters,i have a friend who is also divorced and he dont have child,his wife had genital warts and she was tested negative for hpv viruse.is it safe for me to marry him and can my children be safe with us.are thay any chances to get the viruse to my daughter my daughters are 3 yrs and 1.5yrs if my children live with us they ill huge us and come near to us so can they be effected my this viruse?plz help me

Posted by Fudu on 18/09/2011 at 03:56

What the f. Doctors cannot get a proper treatment for a disease which is affecting 4" percent population.

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2011 at 03:05

What STD is it I have when I can't hold my baby when it's born

Posted by DP on 03/09/2011 at 07:32

Its been already 4months me and my boyfriend had sex. but the wart that grown on my opening of my vaginal is getting bigger.. i found out that i have genital wart two months has passed.. what should i do? should i tell my bf about it that i got it from him.?

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2011 at 06:06

when i was 16 when i noticed the gw and thats when i found out my bf cheated on me wish he finally admitted to, i told him n showed him and never went to the doctor to cure it ,and i never had a physical all up to now because im scared, i talked to a friend about what happend and now im engaged and trying to have a baby and havent had any luck and my friend told me that it could possibly be that im infertile and the gw spread n damaged my inside but when i got the gw it only last for 3-4 weeks n left n never came back and i am now 20...........and my partner is wondering y i havent concieved yet and we've been trying for 4 months now ... can that really make me infertile ?im scared n im going to the clinic next week can any one give me some advice?

Posted by Jam on 02/09/2011 at 03:47

Our family doctor told us that the best treatment for genital warts is Oxyfend. So my auntie try to use it to treat her warts. After few days she saw an improvement and now its improving everyday.

Posted by Scared and stupid on 01/09/2011 at 05:53

I discovered 1 pinhead size bump on the labia about a year ago. It appeared to be more like an ingrown hair bump. It didn't go away. It doesn't itch. I went to my Obgyn and he took on look at it and said it wasn't warts. I explained that I had a hive like breakout 6 months prior on my legs. I shave my legs and pubic area with the same razor. He thinks that I may have transferred it at that time. Anyway, it has been embarrassing and annoying. I have no insurance. So. I read where people have used compound w type products and had results. I used the compound w freeze product. Unfortunately, I also got some around the the outside of the bump I was trying to treat. I ham Hispanic and my genitals area is darker...except now ihave 2 bright pink spots where the freeze serum got on. It looks waaaayyyy worse...almost like I have 2 huge pink warts now, even though they aren't lumps. Will the normal color come back after a while?

Posted by :) on 26/08/2011 at 11:12

I have genital warts I was so afraid of goin to a clinic but in the end I had to pull my self together an go I'm glad I did I learnt a lot, 1 that a lot of ppl have the virus but sum r unlucky to get the syptoms (warts) and 2 there easly treated I had them froze and also givin cream I'm hopin they don't cum back. Ppl can have the virus without knowin for years and it can go on its own, it doesn't mean your partner has been cheatin they may of had it b4 u bcuz if they had no syptoms they wudnt of known about them all I can say is that the warts are not dangerous but look and feel disgusting and if your female like me u will no how I'm feelin if u cannot stand lookin at them or knowin u have them get off ur bum and go get them sorted its easy and free :) o and u can only get rid off warts with creams prescribed by a clinic not what u can buy in chemists ! Gd luck!

Posted by Rickey D on 26/08/2011 at 10:23

Okay this is hard as well as embarrassing! Since i was about 19/20 years of age I've known I had atleast 1 visible wart just below the rim of the head of my penis. I one day discovered it while showering. As time went on I married but now divorced,shortly after my divorce I started dating& soon after i had sex with two different woman during two different relationships. I guess 2/3 months after that 2nd relationship (with out a condom being used) while continuing unprotected sex with that same 2nd partner i then noticed that spot was painful during sex,as well as after sex,lets just say 80% of the time was sore to the touch! I developed a soar spot on the right side(which was the opposite side of the 1 visible small wart&the; spot I was referring to that developed) of my shaft approximately halfway down. W/o any treatment what so ever it cleared up on it's on after 4/6weeks thank GOD! That's been almost two years ago. Now in those 2 years I developed 1 wart on that same side of my shaft,only this wart (approximately 3/4's of the size on your normal #2 pencil eraser) is located at the base of penis & within the last year it has somehow become almost a cluster like figure of what appears to be 2 warts. Both together in size equal a whole eraser of a #2 pencil? Not painful what so ever,although my 35 year old fiancé mother of 4&two; of those were fraternal twins. She was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer! So with all that being said..... Will my warts ever dis-appear? I am a smoker,1 pack a day. Other then stop smoking,what other immediate actions can I take for the safest fastest results?

Posted by Wonder on 25/08/2011 at 01:16

I had got warts when i was like 21 and i got rid of them... now im 26 and i got them again .. is it possible that they came back or did i get them from another person again? please help because i only been with one woman all year .. I think she might of cheated and then gave them to me?

Posted by Optional on 25/08/2011 at 07:14

My boyfriend noticed 3 bumps on this penis skin and iv never cheated on him and he thinks I have cuz he noticed this what should I do?

Posted by curiousbenjamin on 22/08/2011 at 05:51

To not know that you have genital warts is a frightening thought. What's scarier is that less visible genital warts are rampant among women and that can definitely lead into one having cervical cancer. Somebody from my circle of friends have had experience of this actually. But since she used this treatment called the Wartscide, it only took her 2 days to totally wipe it off from her skin. That's what she told me.

Posted by Optional on 22/08/2011 at 10:48

I have genitals warts, does this mean my husband must get treatment even if he does'nt have warts

Posted by albertine on 22/08/2011 at 07:28

I appreciate this very informative post. I bought a topical treatment already before I went to the doctor.So he said that we'll just observe first how Oxyfend works then if nothing happens, she'll have them clinically removed. Luckily, I didn't have to to experience the clinical treatment. I know it would be painful. The cream cleared all my warts. I realized from this experience that we are responsible for our actions. And we can't whine all day about the consequence of our mistake. Genital warts can be overcome.

Posted by STLSUCKSSOMETIMES .... on 22/08/2011 at 06:22

I am 24 and have had 4 freezing treatments it all started with like 3 or 4 then I rid them for about a year and now I have over 200 Small and some decently Quote unQuote large warts some also beneath the skin ...I feel as if I will never fully rid the majority of them it sucks please comment and tell me WTF I should do .....?????? thanks .....

Posted by Optional on 18/08/2011 at 01:11

Everyone is being very dramatic! Genital Warts are the most common STI in the uk and are so easy to treat all you need to do is visit the gum clinic. on average it takes 6 treatments for the warts to completely go although I had 2 treatments and they have gone. Genital warts really don't need to be worried about they cannot kill you or effect your fertility. they can come back but if you done get them again for 2 years then it is unlikly they will return. Calm down everyone its nothing to worry about!

Posted by Thinda on 17/08/2011 at 08:35

I was adviced to use home remedy (apply Garlic) on viginal warts whilst am prengnant, is that safe for my baby???

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2011 at 04:28

Ive had 2 abnormals now my head is a mess ive bin with my partner on n off for 20yrs. Ive not cheated n vise versa so how cum i av hpv?

Posted by Loly on 16/08/2011 at 03:21

I have genital warts but they are not itchy and i'm not comfortable to go the clinic coz i'm afraid,i want some thing that i can use for this warts.

Posted by j on 09/08/2011 at 03:05

If you have warts on your vagina is there a possibilty where it could be something else and its not genital warts the hpv virus?

Posted by Master123 on 04/08/2011 at 02:07

im 14 and afraid i have genital warts as there are a lot of whitishy kind of dots/spots or warts on my scrotum and on my penis shaft, however many of my pubes are growing out of them or the whitishy dotty things are were my pubes are. ive never had sex and can you please help as i do not want a single person knowing about this as i do not want to go to the doctors, tell my parents or have anyway of a single person finding out.

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2011 at 07:40

i have been itching for couple weeks and noticed creamy dishcharge aswell as what looks like genital warts. has my boyfriend been un faithful

Posted by Phil on 28/07/2011 at 06:57

I recently found out thar I have both HPV and genital herpes and I'm trying to deal with it, there's a little depression that comes with it but knowing more about it helps. So do your homework on std's and the prevention of them, wear a condom or just abstain from sex and you'll be alright.

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 08:49

I am 19 years old, and today my gynecologist informed me that i have HPV gw. I've had 5 sexual partners (3 being virgins) and i like many, feel disgusted and scared. I have and idea where i got it from, but still i feel guilty because my semi new, current partner has been infected. I don't have any symptoms and wasn't even aware i had it. Reading every ones comments/stories are somewhat comforting, yet scare me even more. It's either positive or negative and i don't know what to think..

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 03:32

I strongly recommend anyone who is going through the painful treatments where they burn them off, if given the option GET THE LASER SURGERY. I have been wart free for 4 years. Good luck all.

Posted by Optional on 26/07/2011 at 07:04

can it make me have black spots on my thigh

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2011 at 02:47

i have a swelling in-between my scrotum and my thigh(small angle in-between) it's a small swelling, nut when i press, i have something white in nature coming out of it, after i keep pressing it then blood started coming out. i have seen that at the lower part of my belly close to the top where my penis started from, please i want to know what this is, the causes, prevention and the cure. Anyone please.

Posted by Optional on 18/07/2011 at 05:33

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first child and recently found out that my husband has been cheating on me for 2 years of our 4 year marriage. I found this out because I found a genital wart on my vagina when I was 15 weeks pregnant and he admitted that not only had he been cheating on me for the past 2 years, but that he had been having unprotected sex with this woman, she had given him genital warts, and he had had them removed - all of this without telling me, and without me noticing anything. He has been my only sexual partner so I am 100% sure that this has come from him. I am very embaressed, ashamed and feel dirty. Worst of all I am worried about my unborn child. I hate my husband for possibly ruining our babies chances of being healthy. I am unsure of what to do next, and unsure if this disease will be transmitted to my baby. Please help.

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2011 at 06:29

I think I have genital warts because there's a bump on my scrotum that I thought was a pimple but now I'm not sure

Posted by Ricky on 11/07/2011 at 08:34

everybody says HPV virus is not found in or spread by bodily fluids, and HPV is not found in blood or organs harvested for transplantation..so if not how can u transmit HPV if u had unprotected sex?they say skin to skin contact..what if infected partner just has infection outside vagina?even if u touch it mistakenly you get HPV or need to have open sores?

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2011 at 12:19

Hi i was diagnosed with gw a year ago, they have only showed up the one time and again a few weeks later.. the doctor froze them of and gave me tropical soliution, which was perfect. they were gone in just a couple of days. i have not had any since..but i know they could show up anytime. i live life just as i would any other day, cant let wg bring you down. you only live once!

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2011 at 01:34

I had sex with someone that was clear of genital warts for 10 months. I did not know of this until after having unprotected sex with him. What are my chances of getting genital warts, or for that matter warts in my mouth as we did have oral sex? Please help me get the answer I so despreatly need.

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2011 at 05:16

MSG TO SAM. sam darling im sure everything will be ok, with you getting thees wart like things its possible your mother could of passed them on to you at birth, or it could just be something else i.e psoriasis/eczema. i know its really embarrassing but try and get the courage to talk to your parents they wont judge you they love you or talk to a doctor they will keep everything confidential so dont worry about that. good look and dont worry.

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2011 at 05:04

i myself have just been diagnosed with genital warts yesterday and at first i was really upset and angry but after reading thees comments especially rainy day and chinupeverybody! i feel a little better about the situation. ill deffo be taking vit c and probiotic yoghurt drinks from now on as they help your immune sistem, the only thing that worries me is incase im at risk of the gw aggrivating my cells to cause pre cancerrus cells.

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2011 at 07:00

i think i'm ok with this, but very scared if it would ever go.

Posted by Optional on 04/06/2011 at 06:30

i am 15 and i have genital warts on my foreskin, but i have never had sex. how did that happen. i have never had any sexual contact with anyone and i am getting worried now because i dont know how i caught them. are there any diseases that could look like genital warts. i havent been to see a doctor and i havent told anyone because i am too embarassed

Posted by Optional on 31/05/2011 at 07:24

so i have noticed a few bumbs around my genitals and have come to believe they are GW. I can't explain how i feel right now. It is in fact the worst feeling i have ever felt. I feel myself becoming depressed, even physically. I always have a knot in my stomach and am very mad and not myself. I live with my father who is my everything. I want to tell him so i have someone to talk to about it but i can't bring myself to do it. I'm praying that this is Gods way of telling me to stop smoking and stay abstinent. I don't sleep around but i do feel guilty for having not being a virgin til marriage. I have a exam tomorrow and i will found out for sure. I know im being rediculous but i had to tell someone how i felt. It's indescribable i feel like i wont ever be happy again.

Posted by Optional on 14/05/2011 at 08:00

i have had this bump in my rectum that i thought was a hemorrhoid for about 2 years now. sometimes it would feel like its going away, other times it would feel bigger. i just got it checked out by a physician and i was told it could be a genital wart. so now i'm waiting to see a dermatologist next month. I'm just really worried because i waited so long to get it checked out. it hasn't spread or anything (i don't think so at least) but is there a good chance it could have become cancerous or anything because i waited so long?

Posted by Optional on 13/05/2011 at 12:09

I have a wife and she is a 2months pregnant but we found out that she have a genital warts, can you please tell me the best and safe treatment or medication?

Posted by Optional on 10/05/2011 at 07:05

Think twice before accepting cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen). The scars I have from that are worse than the tiny warts ever were (and the scars will last). Don't let any doctor tell you it won't scar. Mine assured me there would be no scarring and I took her word for it. Had I read up before that I would have known there is a distinct possibility of it.

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2011 at 04:27

i have somehow have genital warts but have never been intimate how is this possible

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2011 at 07:18

@Teddy Ruxpin: I understand you have some principles (as opposed to principals) that you want to follow. But if you read just a little about genital warts, you will realize that 80% of people live with HPV, that they have it for life and that they are not a major issue. It is then a very big mistake to prejudge your partner, and put all the blame on her. How do you know you didn't get it from your previous relationship? Seems to me your 'principles', or as you say 'principals' are nothing but a bunch of excuses you use, to fool yourself into believing you are better than everyone else. Had you any real principles, you'd begin by humbly admitting that you could have been at fault, and most importantly, that this is not a major issue at all. I feel sorry for your partner. She deserves much better...

Posted by Katherine on 20/04/2011 at 09:02

Teddy Ruxpin RE: As websites and MD's have stated women can go on in life not knowing they have HPV. I think you are jumping the gun a little bit to automatically assume she slept around, given the obvious evidence. However, for all you know, your ex wife could've given it to you unknowingly and symptoms didnt appear until this relationship. If she is older, the chances of her having HPV is less than someone in their "prime" (for lack of a better word). I am not a doctor, the only experience I have around STDs and STIs is constantly inspecting my boyfriend's area, because he would rather die than get tested. So, to conclude, don't risk your relationship because of this, just remember that you are innocent until a jury finds you guilty.

Posted by Rainyday on 20/04/2011 at 07:42

I just want to share my support for all of you struggling with genital warts. Genital warts are generally caused by low risk strains of HPV (non-cancer causing), and most of the time are only an aesthetic problem. However, our society really stigmatizes STDs and although millions of people have HPV (well documented statistics say 80% of sexually active people have at least one of the many strains), misinformation, cultural attitudes towards sex, and dishonesty (non-disclosure) cause many of us to feel ashamed and alone. It is estimated that there are at least 20 million people just in the US affected by genital warts. Many medical professionals and websites online will tell you that the virus will stay active in the body forever, and will be contagious forever, but new research contradicts this... It is possible, and in fact probable, that the body will break down the virus into a fragmented form that is non-contagious after a period of several years. It is also much less likely that someone can spread the virus when the outbreak has cleared because the warts themselves have a heavy viral load, much more than apparently unaffected skin. It is unfortunately also possible to spread the virus even without symptoms, and condoms will absolutely not protect you from external warts because they can be spread by skin not covered by the condom. I have been tested before and after every partner, have never been promiscuous, and never have sex without a condom. Despite being told I was free from STDs when I got tested at the beginning of my current relationship, I still had contracted GW from my previous partner. My previous partner didn't know he had them (until I told him and his doctr confirmed it). Because warts often take months to appear after you have been infected, and sometimes are so small that they go undetected, it is very common to pass them without knowing. I now have to deal with the fact that I have given them to my current boyfriend. We did not have sex after the Dr. diagnosed me 6 months into our relationship (or do anything except kiss), but after several months it became apparent that he had already contracted them. We have never had sex without a condom and are completely monogamous. But what I realize now is that sex always carries risks and that "safe" sex is really just safer sex. I was devastated when I found out that I have genital warts but am beginning to accept it, and my partner is doing the same. Initially though, the guilt, shame, fear, and general feeling that I was a filthy whore undeserving of love made me plunge into a suicidal depression. I lost nearly a year of my life to this silly virus but with education, proper treatment, and the support of my friends, I can truly say that I feel like a whole person again, warts and all. You are not alone!!!!

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2011 at 08:47

I think I have genital warts and even though this says not to worry I'm still worrying cause i'm not sure whom i got it from. if it shows up only after 3 months than sure but if it can show up in a few days/weeks than im screwd >.< I dk what to do :(

Posted by monica on 10/04/2011 at 06:05

Once the cream I got from my doctor treats/removes all of my genital warts..will they ever come back.?&is; there any possiable way they can or will come back?

Posted by Optional on 09/04/2011 at 03:34

Can gw's be spread by masterbating ???

Posted by Teddy Ruxpin on 08/04/2011 at 03:38

I'm absolutely gutted to be told I've got Genital Warts through sexual contact and I'm 100% sure I didn't catch it from my wife who I was divorced from 3 years ago after a 28 year relationship. My current partner therefore must be carrying the virus and passed it on to me. I do not and have not ever slept around and my initial feeling is that maybe she has??? I went to the docs today and was told the news and I'm terrified of having the conversation with my female partner of the outcome. My principals are so important to me that I fear she may have been with someone else in the 3 years I have known her and she knows that if this is the case (from conversations we've had about relationships) that if she has slept around then I will finish our relationship there and then. I cannot accept this in any shape or form. it may not be a big deal to some people but it is a terrible situation for me as trust and love go hand in hand in a relationship and sex is only to be shared with one special person. So Yes right now I feel really bad, let down, worried, betrayed etc etc or am I making a mountain out of a molehill. any suggestions might just save me from making a complete fool of myself and hold on to what I thought was a new lasting relationship.

Posted by Mike on 05/04/2011 at 11:52

Ive had these tiny bump things near the head of my penis for a while now (4-6 months) and it hasnt gone away. I thought it was warts so I went to my doc but he didnt think so. He said I have Pearly Penile Papules. They look very similar to warts and they are in no way related to sexual activity or bad hygiene.Is it possible that doc was wrong?

Posted by ChinUpEveryone! on 04/04/2011 at 10:54

Hi all, firstly thankyou for this site and helping everybody support eachother in this time of crisis! I felt the same as most people on here: ashamed, sad, psyically ill, damaged goods, ill never be loved again etc. These last 2 weeks ive been unhappy, cant even find patting a puppydog enjoyable. Ive had GW (HPV) symptoms for 2 weeks now using podophyllotoxin and the wart has halved in size so far...im sure it will go away, and im sure they will come back again! Just have to keep treating...your immune system should adventually keep the warts at bay. Take lots of vitimins and make your health #1 priority! To all you stressed out people there: It's not the end of the world...you aren't going to die! Its a very common virus and you arent alone! For those worried about effecting love, babies, future partners...if he/she really loves you...HPV wont matter at all! They will support you, you can live a perfect happy life! Emotionally this is very hard/depressing news to take on board and the words 'for life' is very scary! I somehow got the courage to talk to my mum about the situation (she knew i wasnt right) felt sooo much better!! What a weight off my shoulders - i couldnt even watch a movie before! These people talking about suicide??? Really worth killing ureself over a piece of shit virus like this! Stay positive people and we will beat it! If you need to talk about it, im happy to listen, just post ure e-mail address. Take care all x

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2011 at 03:39

Hey Sam! Just go to your doctor and get it looked at. Yes it will be embarrassing but you need to do it. Welcome to being a grown up, things aren't always easy.

Posted by steeee on 31/03/2011 at 01:53

Anybody used Podophyllotoxin ?? I could do with trying this, see if these mini-warts go awayyy!!!!

Posted by Rob on 29/03/2011 at 10:14

Finally went to the GUM clinic today for what I thought were probably just skin tags around the groin and on the shaft, but it was bugging me and affecting confidence. The doctor took a look and thought they might be warts.. argghh disaster.. or so I thought. 5 mins later the nice lady zapped them with a freeze spray and explained they are no big deal and that might well be the last of it. Like the website says , deal with it, move on. Wish Id done it years ago. Great website this by the way.

Posted by xavier on 29/03/2011 at 05:42

i ve just noticed a few small hard pimples that turned white when vinegar was applied what should i do now

Posted by Sam on 24/03/2011 at 10:54

Im 13 years old and i am male. Im pretty sure I have genital warts ever since I discovered tiny white lumps in clusters which look like heads of cauliflowers on my foreskin. This must have been at least a year ago now. I've never had sex obviously, and I'm really starting to worry now but I'm way too embarrassed to tell my parents and go to my local clinic. When I was younger I suffered from warts like these but bigger on the inside of my legs, and today I still suffer from verrucas. Could these be something to do with it? My friends often pick on me for being depressed, they don't even understand what I'm going through. Please reply ASAP somebody kind out there x

Posted by Optional on 21/03/2011 at 06:03

i have had gw for 1 year 7 months and i was gutted to find out about it. i caught it from my g/f but we ended up keeping or relationship going but i was very careful with what we did. i hope no one has to have them long as i have but i am trying to keep fit and eat properly and they went down in number. the main one is inside my penis so that is the main problem but hopefully it will clear soon and i can move on. good luck veryone

Posted by jenica on 21/03/2011 at 10:14

Last year October i was diagnosed of HPV. I have warts on my genital area. I tried some alternative treatment like Castor oil before engaging into medical intervention, i applied it on the area like a lotion and amazingly it peeled off the warts 85-90% in just week. But it came back November and i discovered that i am pregnant. Warts recurrence happens when our immune sytem is low and during pregnancy immune system is low. December i undergone cauterization. After a week i feel bumps in my vagina,( 2 bumps), i applied castor oil again and used WARTROL. I highly recommend WARTROL http://mhlnk.com/ED1C2716 .After 4 days i think the bumps disappeared. Its been 4 months without breakout. Recurrence is possible if your immune system is low but some says 2-3x recurrence happen. Keeping your body fit will decrease the chance of recurrence. Dont smoke! Aside from castor oil and WARTROL that i used, i am taking vitamins like vit c and vit e that is good for our immune system. If you are at younger age your body could fight the virus because younger people have a good immune system . Most men and women do acquire immunity to their acquired HPV type in a year or three. According to some studies HPV will be cleared by our own body 6month-2 years, but of course we have to help our body.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/03/2011 at 02:24

Hi there i recently came across a small itchy bump on my labia. After looking at it for sometime i thought maybe it was just a skin tag. I did some research on the internet and came across that it was infact a gential wart. I didnt want to go to the doctors as she is a family friend of hours so i looked at as many differnt "natural" ways of getting rid of it. The only site i came across which looked legit was www.wartrol.com So i tried them out and what a success i was glad i needed no prescription and it was as simple as 123. Good luck to you all its not something you want to admitt you have, but its great to know, your not the only one out there :)

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2011 at 04:47

i recently found a few growths which look like skin tags near my vagina opening. im not sure what they are beacuse they look like skin tags and gential warts... i dont know what to do :(

Posted by Ooopsy Daisys on 13/03/2011 at 09:16

Ive got GW, but I'm also pregnant :( Bad times ayy. I told my partner whom Ive been with for nearly a year now and surprisingly he took it kinda well. Although I can honestly say he's the only guy ive slept with so... that's a bit of a diff one... I think he now thinks I've cheated. but hey ho I know the truth. I've gtta go get it sorted soon though! Had a few ideas of how I've got it, I had warts on the tops of my legs when I was little, maybe the sex and the pregnancy caused them to grow back in other places? And i have shared a towel with someone who i know has had them.. unfortunatly this person is my mother... bad times guys.

Posted by Unfortunate Encounter on 12/03/2011 at 11:20

I read someone wrote, "How is it that my boyfriend can have GW and I show no symptoms" or vise versa. With GW they incubate inside your body for anywhere from 1 month to 1 year (maybe even longer). So symptoms and signs are very different for each individual. My boyfriend and I both got STD screened before we had sex (I had been itchy for 3 years, but doctors always told me, "Maybe you're allergic to your: body wash, shampoo, lotion, laundry detergent.... bla bla bla") BOTH of us had 100% clean results so we got down to business. Within 6 months sex became more painful, and I went to the Free STD Clinic in Denver. She saw a wart and diagnosed me. However, my boyfriend didn't show any signs and had zero symptoms until 9 months AFTER that, and at that point we had been having sex for over a year. So just keep that in mind, don't accuse your partner of cheating, cause they really can take a long time to show up. And google "How to Cure HPV using Apple Cider Vinegar" it's another forum that links you up with tips, stories, and others struggling with the same thing. Good luck

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2011 at 11:03

My vagina and anus started itching like crazy when I was 19 but I have never had any visible signs. (and 4 years later, still have no VISIBLE signs) (Also sex became very painful for me, and at times I would bleed slightly. another unfortunate symptom.) I went to 8 different doctors. I had screenings done, paps, even STD checks and everything was "fine". But I KNEW something had to be wrong. I finally made yet another Dr. appointment w/ a new doctor and within 10 seconds of looking she said, "Yep, you have genital warts". She told me the only reason she could tell it was GW was because she worked at an STD clinic and literally saw many cases a week, so her eye was VERY trained. So just b/c you can't see anything, if you are itching like crazy on your junk or your butt, chances are it is GW. My only suggestion is 1) Do NOT smoke cigarettes! Seriously. I didn't smoke for 6 months, then I got drunk and had two. Within 12 hours i became SOO itchy, and it lasted a week. So DO NOT SMOKE. 2) eat healthy And 3) I researched what vitamins and herbs help with GW and infection. These were the one's I found. L cysteine Methylsulfonylmethane Vit A Vit E Zinc Reishi or Shitake extract Aloe Vera Tea tree oil (topical) Green tea extract Apple cider vinegar pill Vit C Best of luck. This certainly is no fun :(

Posted by depressedguy on 09/03/2011 at 06:50

I’ve had genital warts for about 6 months. It’s a crappy situation and affected me psychologically. I don’t consider myself an irresponsible person. I think I got them on a drunk one-night stand which is a rarity for me in all honesty. My warts are not visibly large just persistent and small. There is this girl that I really liked for a while and she likes (or liked) me and I couldn’t have sex with her. It was really embarrassing actually. I was at her house and we were a bit tipsy late night without a condom…I just couldn’t do it...she thinks I’m gay basically I’m sure., which would be fine if I was but I’m not. A few nights after that, the situation repeated itself with her wanting me and me not being able to provide… and I feel ashamed, embarrassed, worthless and stupid. This girl and I share mutual friends which makes it even more awful. I hope I can get myself out of this rut. I’ve hit a low and need to get myself out of this.

Posted by tina on 08/03/2011 at 06:06

at first i thought it was just something i got from shaving down the bottom, but then recently i have started to get more and more, and they are very itchy! i am only 16, and i dont want to tell my parents because A:they will kill me for having sex and B: they would kill me anyway, i want to go somewhere and tell someone, i want to get the warsol or whatever it is called product but its so embaracing plus i would have to use my parents card, and they will obviously see! am so scared and dont know what to do, please help, i feel dirty and disgusting, but also really scared!

Posted by reasured im not alone, still sucks though. on 03/03/2011 at 02:15

ive been in a relationship for 2 years now, hes perfect in every single way. it was during the start of this relationship i noticed i got warts around my bits, which freaked me the fuck out! i thought i was gonna die ha, you feel alone dirty and ashamed. id only slept with 1 guy before my partner and he had a reaaaally bad rep for being a slag, but i gave him a chance and i trusted him when he said he was clean so we didnt use condoms (worst mistake ever! especially being so young) .. i thought i was fine, got checked out, all clear.. but then when i did notice the warts i thought my partner had cheated, but due to his past he'd never do that because hes had to grow up seeing his mum get fucked around by men many of times.. i avoided my boyfriend like the plague i was so scared. when i went to see doctor about it, i told him i was getting my coil checked out. when i came out off doctors i couldnt stop crying, believe it or not, the doctor said it wouldnt make a difference now if i told my partner or not about the gw, because ive already slept with him, so hes either now got it or not. and i had to make choice to tell him, i did tell him. he was alot less pissed than i thought, he was gutted, and felt as dirty as i did. he got checked out and still came back clear. however, after a year or so, he started showing symptoms.. which were awful for him, he was in so much pain just moving his foreskin to apply cream to his blisters or whatever. they did clear up after week or 2. and sex was great again, we dont use condoms though as we both believe were gonna be long term partners regardless of gw. his gw come back alot regualary than mine, mine havent come back since i treated them. im just scared now of having a baby in the future and harming my baby. anyways, my little story. all i can say use condoms no matter what until your absolutely sure and even more surer than that to have sex. ps sick and terrified, trust me hun there are nice guys out there. i had a break up with my partner atm for about 2 month, and i met a guy. he was spot on too, couldnt fault him. things got bit steamy one night and i stopped and told him about me having the gw virus, and he was gobsmacked. but understood and still wanted to take me out and blah blah, i broke his heart when i got back with my partner. so look up babe!

Posted by helpmeplease on 02/03/2011 at 08:24

If you have GW just under the skin of your "bellend" would curcumsision work?

Posted by Daemon91 on 01/03/2011 at 04:59

This is to Sickandterrified,and yes i felt the same way when i 1st caught GW,I had it for 3 yrs now,but i read online that Castor Oil does the trick,and i tried it and it actually works of getting rid of the warts but only temporary,they do come back,and in one article i read online that all tdi's will be eliminated by the year 2088,still a very long time from now! and btw where you from ?

Posted by Lauren. on 27/02/2011 at 06:20

hello, ive got one wart on my hand and two on my foot, but im worried they will spread somewhere else:S

Posted by sickandterrified on 27/02/2011 at 02:27

I just went to the walk in clinic today, and found out that I have GWs. I am heartbroken, depressed, anxious, disgusted and angry! I've had bumps on my vagina for about 3 months, i just though they were little hard pimples, and read that they are common in women and men. But today,the dr had a closer look and found a cluster of them! told me it was warts. I've slept with 12 guys. I think i got it from a one night stand while drunk and forgot a condom! Anyways, since then ive slept with 3 guys while sober and with condoms. I'm so scared to had given them warts! Theyre successful, smart, funny, great men and i would hate it if i ruined their lives! Im scared to even tell anybody, and they might want to kill me if they ever found out they had warts! or give them to another person.. Im disgusted with how i could ruin so many lives with this. Im seriously thinking of committing suicide. No one is ever going to love me, be with me and respect me, and i will never be able to have babies! and ive always wanted babies, just a normal family life. I freaked out to get cancer if ever did find someone ? and having to die on them, and just break their heart. Even if the bumps did go away, im stuck with the virus inside me forever. Only person who would be with me is if their willing to get warts, who the hell would want warts? No one, it's the shittiest feeling ever, and i will never ever have a normal life. On the brighter side, it's comforting knowing a lot of other people have it and im not alone, maybe ill just have to be with someone who already has them. They should put up a dating site for people with warts hahahaaha oh god im messed. How the hell would i ever be able to forgive myself? + if i did kill myself, will my soul be forever trapped in this lonely state? who knows. I dont know what to do anymore. I just want to run away and start a new life. Anyone care to join?

Posted by Aoife on 26/02/2011 at 01:56

My boyfriend of 4 months had genital warts come up about 4-5 weeks ago he has been to the doctor was givin a cream but nothing is changing, no I have to go and get myself checked and Im very nervious

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2011 at 08:08

i would like to know more about these genital warts, since i have a lump that have been in my body 4 more that 3 years but i dont know what is it.

Posted by Moved on on 24/02/2011 at 04:35

I had warts 15 years ago. They were treated by getting them burnt/frozen off with liquid nitrogen by a doctor. I had to get them burnt off every month for six months. It does not hurt just sting a little. Then after six months they suddenly got less and less and then disappeared. It has been 15 years and they have not come back. During my treatment my boyfriend wore condoms and never caught them. I still am mentally upset up over it though and don't ever jump into a sexual relationship quickly.

Posted by Optional on 23/02/2011 at 03:44

Found a lump on outside of vagina

Posted by zero on 22/02/2011 at 10:00

I think i may have genital warts i feel like crying i really don't know what to think or do but i am trying to relax. i have bumbs on my penis and they look liked they turned into blisters not sure they my penis was swollen mainly the skin i put ice it brought down the swelling but i am not to sure if i have it.If i do i wouldn't know what to do i will be really devastated; i don't know how i got it the girl i am with is clean just like me she is amazing, were not virgins we lost ours together i know i did not have anything and so did she... please help me ASAP today or something PLEASE!!! i am scared....Please dont delete my message help me, Please.

Posted by embarraseddrew on 19/02/2011 at 05:51

Today, I saw a pink-ish bubble like thing the size of half-of a dime on the side of my penis and im not sure if its a wart. please help.

Posted by my world is over! on 08/02/2011 at 08:21

I have been with my boyfriend over 4months. i have always had warts on my hands ever since i was young. ive had them burnt off 3 times, because new ones grow. me and my boyfriend started to get me masterbating myself, which is something i never do.. so i went along with it to please him, and i have caught warts from my hands. ive never seen theese before untill i started masterabting. he hasnt got warts. but we have sex without condoms so im terrified he will catch what i have, i feel like a monster. and ive read so many stories that it can give you cancer & can make you infertile. i havent been the doctors yet. but im terrified of putting off sex, as we do have a heathly sex life, and he will ask questions. and im too embarrased to tell him because of his reputation and incase he will finish me and tell all his friends. im soo scared. i have told two people who i can trust.

Posted by Optional on 08/02/2011 at 12:37

Hey I think I have genital warts but I haven't slept with anyone so I'm sure it's impossible but are there any other ways to catch them and how would I identify them?

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 12:26

I hav been treated successfully for warts Have been clear for over a year, wat are the chances of it re-occurring now?

Posted by PLAYHER on 06/02/2011 at 06:57

I have genital warts all over my shaft and balls, when i masturbate they spread with friction. One time i had them frozen off at the doctor and that night while they were inflamed and sore, I ended up having sex with 2 girls, I wonder if it was contagious in that state? OUCH!!!!

Posted by WartsWarrior on 05/02/2011 at 03:05

Hi there, we all are here for one reason, trying to find a solution to get rid of genital warts. I was diagnosed with them last month and the urologist practically told me I was about to die...not quite....but the way he spoke to me made me feel as if he was talking about HIV. To cut a long story short search the web for A P P L E C I D E R V I N E G A R. Less than 2USD I paid for a bottle at the local supermarket, applied it on the single wart I had in the tip of my penis and it was gone in les than 24 hours. Don't go for the creams prescribe by doctors or treatments that will leave you scared fro life just to have them back in a couple of months. Trust me guys, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR really works!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 03/02/2011 at 09:47

I had genital warts about 6months ago, the dovtors gave me some cream which did get rid of them. But they keep coming back even though i am no longer sleeping with the person who i got it from. Iv also been getting un usual abdominal pain and quite smelly discharge, are these syptoms of warts?? please help i dont know what to do. Iv had all the S.T.I tests and there negative whats wrong with me????

Posted by Optional on 30/01/2011 at 10:27

Hi. I found out a couple of months ago that I have genital warts. I was hysterical at first, I didn't understand how I could have contracted it. I believe that my current boyfriend gave it to me, but he has never exhibited any symptoms. It certainly is a shock when they first appear, but everyone should know that genital warts, and HPV in general, is VERY COMMON. Something like 30% of all women who have ever been sexually active have contracted the virus. It is NOTHING to be embarrassed about. Doctors are trained to deal with these issues and should be told immediately. The sooner you can deal with them, the better, and the more likely it will be that they will never return. So GO TO THE DOCTOR. Talk to your doctor. They know what they're talking about. Also, in addition to the treatments my doctor gave me, I found these home remedies to be very helpful: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Genital-warts.html Don't let this ruin your life. You have so much to live for. Letting such a common little virus get in the way would be a terrible, heartbreaking waste. I hope you find this helpful.

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2011 at 09:53

As a girl I'd suggest anyone go. I think I got them From my current partner n I told him straight away. Went to the gum clinic n they were lovely. I was absolutely terrified n didn't want them freezing as mine are small n Not hard or anything so I was worried about the pain. I got cream n although it itches like crazy that must mean it's helping lol. Always best to go b4 it just gets worse. I've never been anywhere so busy in my life as the gum clinic n everyones total different. Please go. Otherwise it'll just get worse.

Posted by help on 25/01/2011 at 11:50

i have a bump on my shaft and i am really trippin idk what it is how long would it take to become a big wart or something

Posted by Freaking out! on 22/01/2011 at 12:59

I've found what I think is a genital wart on the inside of my vulva and I'm freaking out. Me and my befriend have never been intimate with anyone else before so how could I have an sti? I trust him completely and I'm sure he's never been with anyone else before.

Posted by Scared on 21/01/2011 at 01:58

I have had genital warts for a year now, and i am just too embarassed to go to the doctors. I went once, but became too emotional and had to leave. I feel it is a really bad case, and they are esentially ruining my life. Im afraid I will never be in another relationship, because I know after they go away they come back. Please Help !!

Posted by Shikha on 17/01/2011 at 06:32

Hi, i have this red bump or wart i don't eaxactly know..between my vagina and anus. it's red in color and tight. i feel burning sensation and it itch a lot. please suggest me what to do? Regards.

Posted by unlucky on 17/01/2011 at 05:40

im 18 year old girl. i lost my virginity like 2 weeks after my 18th birthday in 2010 and since then have been with 4 guys. all of them i had been seeing at one point. i dont know which one gave me the HTV genital warts, and i dont know who ive given it to. im so disgusted with myself. i never expected this to happen i freaked out so so bad. i only noticed a thin raised growth on the side of my vagina. and thought it was something that would go away. until the next day i had a shower and washed down there thoroughly when i noticed a cluster of raised growths between my anus and my vagina. its gross i hate having to urinate, bacause i know i have to touch it while wiping. i hate touching it i hate knowing that its there. ive been thinking about suicide beacuse my drea of having a beautiful family and a fufulling sex life is out the door. i have a new boyfriend :( i dont want to have sex because i dont want him to get this shit from me. i couldnt stop crying at the doctors i was so embarrased when i had to show her. she told me straight away that it was genital warts. AAAHH!!! i hate my life now. im suppose to be getting them freezed off sometime this week. im so scared.

Posted by What do I do? on 14/01/2011 at 08:57

just when I think i am okay with dealing with genital warts something happens. I got the warts from an someone I was dating for 6mo. He has since left claming he moved on. Someone I dated before this guy has recently come back into my life. He would like to start dating again. I really want to, I care a great deal for him and always have. I would really like to have a family and future with this person. The problem is he is very religous and I suspect once I tell him I have genital warts he will leave. When he and i were dating the first time i was adimit about not sleeping togeather , I am sure he will have questions about why and how i sleep with the jerk who gave it to me after he and i stopped seeing each other. I dont have an answer for him other than I made a mistake that I will have to live with for the rest of mylife. Im scared b/c Im 30yr and I really want to have a family and a husband but I feel like I will be alone forever that nobody will want me, and then if I do find someone how do I tell them and then if they still want to be with me and they become infected how do I deal with that knowing it was b/c of me. I hate this.... wish I could rewind time and do it differently. I feel like my hope is gone and my dream of having a family and a marrige is over. Who in thier right mind would want to be with someone who had genital warts. I wish I had the courage to tell him but im so scared to loose him. what do i do? also why do old people not have genital warts?

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2011 at 05:22

i have jus today found the problem i have booked a appointment for my gp tomorrow i am very worried to as how bad these will get an look how long does anybody no will it take b4 these clear up an are longer visable.

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2010 at 12:03

thank you so much, I think i have genital warts just reading this. it makes sense and im relieved and now willing to finally see a doctor after itching for a month. i have warts around the base of my penis where a condom does not always cover the skin of my penis. i have had a lot of partners and am now worried if i contracted the virus to others and the girl im currently seeing. they have only become itchy recently and i have lowered my sexual activity and am still freaked out that i may ruin a relationship because of this. do i stop having sex completely, even after treatment, how does one tell their partner that they should get tested, straight up and straightforward all at once shocking style or break it to them slowly

Posted by so scared, nervous and I feel dirty on 30/12/2010 at 05:37

I have only had two partners in the span of 13 years. I know who gave me the HPV and genital warts. Problem is when I told him he was a carrier he said he was sorry he didnt know and then said he was moving on. My confusion now is that I have warts and I would like to date again but I am unsure how to address telling a potential partner that I have genetal warts. How to you approach this topic? Also I have not been able to get a clera idea of how long genital warts stays active or infectious. It is a virus yes but is it like the flu.. run its course and then go away forever or is it similar to herpes where it can go dormat and then reoccure. what are the percentages of completly getting rid of it forever with out anymore out brakes and what is the chance of it coming back. Im a little mad at the heathcare system b/c i missed the age cut off for the vaccine although I had not been sexually active in 13 years and had tested negative for HPV they would not make an exception to vaccinate me b/c I was too old. If I had gotten the vaccine I would be dealing with this now. Just sucks. Feels like I can never have sex again or at least have a healthy happy fulfilling sexlife again b/c I will always be worried about giving it to my partner and not only that who wants to be with someone with genetal warts.

Posted by WORRIED!! on 19/12/2010 at 11:17

Hi, I found out that I was infected with Genital warts..I have not had many partners apart from one..However, I am wondering if I could have been infected with oral sex from someone else. Also there is no way I can go see a doctor until I am back home, as me and my family will be going on holiday shortly..So does that mean in 20 days time the warts will get worse and more dangerous? help please!:(

Posted by Optional on 15/12/2010 at 06:20

hey i have few genital warts but im too nervous to tell my doctor, how should i go about this please someone help as my appointment is for tmro

Posted by Optional on 14/12/2010 at 11:55

can someone help with advice.im generaly safe with sex and normally always use protection,but i have had unprotected sex with people in the past i knew welland trusted. i was using protection with a girl i was seeing and then i realised i had what was a skin tag under my foreskin so i went to the docs, and then to sexual health clinic who said it was warts.naturally i was disappointed but i was ensured theyre common,condoms dont stop the risk of them and more, which made me feel better.i applied the stuff and they left within days, i was happy.but im seein someone else months later and theyre coming back i think and i need to tell her as were sexually active.i guess im askin is what would be the best way to explain to her about them?i dont want to lose her and its a burden on me but ive only just realised in the past few days and ive not seen her since,i want to be honest and make her understand. any1?

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2010 at 09:54

Ahh! I Have some On My Ballsack & on the shaft? Of my penis. Ive never had Sex Before ! And im scared to death! it annoys me to even look at them..... I berly noticed them like a month ago.. What should I Do? I dont wanna go to the doctor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 01/12/2010 at 06:22

I think I might have genital warts although I have had absalutly NO ONE touch me around my vagina. I'm really scarred I might have them? And if I do what should I do? I'm too scarred to tell my parents and to scarred to go to a dictor!!!!! HELP ME!!!

Posted by Optional on 30/11/2010 at 04:13

Is there any connection between having genital warts with itchy anus not from worm infection ?

Posted by j on 28/11/2010 at 02:39

Yes you can still get pregnant, warts doesn't effect fertility. I had them two years ago, left them and they multiplied and got worse quickly. They were all very small when i first went to the clinic though. You need to go and get them sorted out straight away. I found getting rid of them so much easier than i thought. I had to get them frozen but it only needed three visits until they were gone completely and have never come back since. It's nothing to be embarassed about because genital warts are one of the most common STI's and the doctor will be use to dealing with them.

Posted by mags on 23/11/2010 at 05:23

im 18 i got genital warts from a ex can i get pregnant?as its my dream to have a kid x

Posted by Optional on 23/11/2010 at 10:40

i havent slept with anyone for 11 months because i have genital warts but i am too embarassed to go to the doctors. I have multiple warts, and i cant think of them without getting really upset. They are essentially ruining my life. Is it normal to have so many? Im scared they will never go away even with treatment. im a normal girl i just want to have a normal life again.

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2010 at 08:53

Center for Disease Control: "Studies have shown that 70% of new HPV infections clear within one year, as many as 91% clear within two years. The median duration of new infections is typically eight months. HPV-16 is more likely to persist than other HPV types; however most HPV-16 infections become undetecable within two years. The gradual development of an effective immune response is thought to be the likely mechanism for HPV DNA clearance." Source: CDC 2004 Report to Congress on Prevention of HPV "Experts no longer think that HPV is a chronic lifetime virus. HPV infections of the anogenital tract are usually transient and cleared to undetectable levels in short duration. Low-risk HPV infections spontaneously clear more readily than high-risk types."

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2010 at 04:29

I had some genital warts. For around 2 years I was in denial. I thought they were skin growths or something. Then I found out from a girl I was dating that I passed them on to her. I felt pretty bad about that. Started doing my research. Before, I had tried cutting them off myself, don't try it. You have to get to the root. Then I tried ACV. I had 2. Soaked them 24 hours for a few days with a cotton ball and band aid over them. Not only did I kill the warts, I burnt the skin around it, even though I was warned by someone on a different site, I still over did it, so DO NOT OVER DO IT! It took 3 weeks for the burnt skin to heal. Basically, it turns white, then black, then will fall off on it's own, most likely in the shower. About a week ago I keep inspecting my penis, thinking every little spot was a potential new wart. Towards the bottom of the shaft, I saw something. I don't know if it was there before and I missed it or it was a new one, but I decided to put ACV on it over night. Sure enough, it was white the next morning. Second night did it again, and it was black the next morning. Then I stopped. The 4th day it fell off and is gone. I had some redness from the tape from the band aid, but that's it. Hopefully I don't get anymore. ACV really does work. Fast and it stings a little, JUST DON'T OVER DO IT! I even tried ACV in a small wart on my hand that I have had forever and it got rid of it too, though that took longer and more treatments. If it starts to hurt, just skip a couple days.

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2010 at 08:26

If you are suffering from genital warts and you feel down don't be nature'spharma.org has products which can help you I have had genital warts so I know how it feels to have them so I offer you this suggestion to visit their site and read up about their anti-warts products there is hope for persons affected by warts,all the best to you all.O. Jamaica

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2010 at 04:59

I had genital warts which made my life miserable until I bought a product called 'wart&Mole; Vanish' which removed them completely I look forward to see a vaccine or cure developed for H.P.V.

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2010 at 12:31

I have been with my husband 5 years and he has been diagnosed with genital warts and he told me I had to go and get checked because he could have caught them off me, I have been to get checked and the doctor said "he hasnt got them off you" . I would like to know has he had an affair because I have my suspitions that he has.

Posted by Optional on 29/10/2010 at 12:29

Hi I have these spots on the skin of my penis but I do not know if I have hpv

Posted by Optional on 28/10/2010 at 06:33

i think i may have warts i have one on my thumb but on my penis they're on the edge of my foreskin no where else but they don't look pink or red they're more like little white headed spots but realy small, what is this?

Posted by unknown on 22/10/2010 at 04:54

my husband has a big white stain on the right testicle and a hard white ball that looks like a wart on the left one. what is this!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 22/10/2010 at 02:26

Hey, found out 4 days ago i have Hpv! Using some blue liquid stuff to get rid ov them, i was with my partner for 6 years he gave me clamydia but now warts appear 4 months after the inccodent? Hmmm a bit strange. My vagina is red raw after 3 days ov this treatment and it has put me off sex for life ive always been carefull i lost my virginity to the person ive been with for 6 years and stil this happens. Ive been realllly outgoing most ov my life and now i feel like it has all been taken away from me, i would love to find a cure for you all because i kno wht ur goin through! Wen i win euromillions i wil try though! Chin up guys :) xx

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2010 at 11:45

Hello all! I have been reading some of your posts, and I am in the medical profession as well. I just recently got diagnosed with HPV (anal warts) not even a week ago, I thought I just had a bad case of hemroids from sitting so much, I do alot of driving. I have looked in my medical desk reference books, online, etc to become as educated as I can be. First, just because you you have warts does NOT mean you have HIV. They are two totally different viruses. So, no just because you have warts doesn't mean you have HIV. Although deffinately get test every 3-4 months or as recommended by your dr. Second, HPV never completely goes away you will have it for the rest of your life. Now that said, you can have HPV for years and never have a wart outbreak. Some get there first outbreak a couple months after just depends on you particular situation. How well you take care of yourself, exercise, diet, how well your immune system is working, and how well your taking care of it. When you have a(n) outbreak and it clears up after you use cream or whatever you are doing to treat it, the next time you have an outbreak YES! You have to use cream all over again or get them frozen off again. Also, you can contract HPV just by skin contact to a wart of someone else who has HPV, you can be a virgin but you touched a tiny wart that isn't visible yet and you will probably get it, that's how contagious HPV is. And vaccines are an additional tool nothing is 100% you can still get diseases after you have been vaccinated. Like with Hep B, you get the vaccine but then you have to go and have blood drawn to make sure you built up an immunity to it, some people don't and have to go through vaccine series again, as an example. I know how embarrassing this virus is, because I'm going through it myself. But I just want to pass along this information. I know the saying knowledge is power sounds stupid, but it is very true. If you are ever in doubt see your Dr. Some HPV warts can lead to testicular and cervical and other cancers. If caught soon enough they may be able to help fix it, but nothing in medicine is absolute. If ever in doubt see a Dr. Be safe not sorry. Even if you use condoms you can contract HPV. The non covered part of the skin comes I. Contact with your skin and you have a very HIGH likelihood of contracting HPV if your partner has it. Hope this helps, google has a wealth of info for your own reading and education if your interested. Good luck, be healthy, be safe!

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2010 at 07:30

I've been checking the articles in this site, and I commend you for dealing with these issues that most people are afraid to ask about, but I haven't been able to find anything on sebaceous cysts in the genital area. Many women suffer from them; despite their bening nature they're incredibly painful and uncomfortable and there's a worryingly great number of doctors who can't diagnose them properly. Because of their location, they immediately suspect an STD. This is, however, not the case, as I had the first one when I was thirteen and a virgin, and I know I wasn't the only one. Despite the fact that sebaceous cysts may show up anywhere on the body, the fact that some people (particularly women) have a tendency to have them develop in or around their genitals makes them an affliction that should be mentioned on this site, in my humble opinion.

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2010 at 07:59

Thank you

Posted by JENUEL on 20/09/2010 at 07:47

I,m infected with wart by my boyfriend.i've advice him to see a doctor but he is insiting.should i quit him or not.

Posted by believer on 20/09/2010 at 04:50

i have had genital warts for bwt 2years now it stress s me out everyday cause i feel like no one will want me evva if they knew ive been wanting a good fast treatment for a while i use to use this painless stuff i got proscribed but then a year later they came back after being gone for a year and i go to get the stuff and they dont make it anymore i was upset now i getting them burnt off they nearly gone again but i wanna know anotherat home remedy plzzz im struggleing to feel happy knowning tis is ruiuning my life

Posted by Optional on 20/09/2010 at 11:44

thanks for all of your posts, i have warts aswell, at least i know that i am not the only one going through the worst depression and emotional pain of my life. i have gone from an outgoing person to a person that is now imprisoned in his own house, to embarast to face society. The first potential parntner i told looked at me like i was a dirty incect with a disease that she had to run away from, i never recovered from that. its feels like i am incomplete now, i think that the pain is a feeling only peolpe with these types of viruses can truely understand. knowing im not the only one suffering gives me a kind of hope, thank you. ( i find liquid nitrogen works best for me ), but which ever way you go, good luck.

Posted by Optional on 17/09/2010 at 01:39

i was diagnosed genital warts and i am using imiquimod. my question is if after i complete the treatment its going to come back? if it comes back, i have to use imiquimod again?

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2010 at 02:46

i have warts after i had my baby but i havent had sex yet

Posted by Help meh on 11/09/2010 at 05:25

i have these white little lumps like spots close together under the egde of the head of my penis, what the hell are they, are they warts?! i havent had sex so i cudnt of caught it from someone. Anyone else use to have them or still do know how to get rid of them?

Posted by jay on 09/09/2010 at 03:51

im 13 and i think i hav genital warts i have a lump on the shaft of my penis and small bumps like there hundreds what do i do coz i dont wanna tell anyone

Posted by nadia on 04/09/2010 at 01:21

hi tanks for the usefull information about wats.i am the person who catch the genital warts and im treating them with borning,but i have a question; how long does it take the person who is infected to the virous show to appear the warts,i mean the comon duration.tnx alot

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2010 at 09:40

hi im 13 and have a small bump down below near my uretha .. im way too embarrased to tell anyone , so what should i do and also i have had one before but it went away.. i think its a wart but im not sure :/ help !!

Posted by jennifer on 31/08/2010 at 05:02

I have had 3 sexual partners and used a condom with all, yet appear to have everything your describing, they aren't extreamly bad, but im very scared as to how i got them, my friend said it could have been from getting 'fingered' from someone with a wart on their finger, is this true? i'm currently in a sexual realtionship with my boyfriend, and since finding these we havent had sex, but i havent told him and im scared to tell him...such an ordeal!! Will they stay with me for the rest of my life???

Posted by Optional on 24/08/2010 at 06:39

was found with genital wart. I was told that it is associated with HIV. am scared please how true is it that warts are associated with HIV. the wart has completetly gone but my life is not the some anymore.

Posted by Optional on 21/08/2010 at 08:46

please help me, i haven't had sex and i have a wart on my vulva. i don't understand how i've got it if i'm a virgin and have had my HPV vaccinations in the last 2 years. i'm really worried and don't feel comfortable going to my doctor or telling anyone. please, what should i do?

Posted by Optional on 14/08/2010 at 08:06

i had a full STI check with my girl friend and we were both clear, now i have about 7 small warts above my penis and just at the top of my pubic hair. I have no idea what to do, i presume they will just go. My gf is not concerned as they dont itch, dont spread etc they just appeared over night nearly? They are in an area you dont mention? can you help?

Posted by * on 11/08/2010 at 03:06

My gf was diagnosed with multiple GWs (little fingers about 15mm)..around her vagina n near her anus...doc wanted to do an operation but i advised otherwise and researched on net for her for a natural remedy and came across acv(apple cider vinegar - alot cheaper too - braggs preferable if not heinz)...she then used acv on her GWs...with surprising results (its better to apply acv after a bath, and apply an acv soaked cotton ball on the GW held in place with a band-aid) she treated herself for about a four overnight treatments with a 24hrs break in-between. (I must mention that, it will be painful but its a type of pain u can mentally block) Initially after the 1st nite application..the GW will turn white..this is normal, and after a certain time, it will turn black and fall out. once it has fallen out u must stop using acv on that area and let the skin heal back (use vitamin E cream) In my gf's case, the 1st GW to fall off was the 1st wart that started it all...after that ..all remaining warts started to shrink in size...the smaller bumps disappeared all together.. its too soon to celebrate but its promising, much to my gf's delight and peace of mind. Please bear in mind, since everyone is different, they may get different results and Always get checked out by your doctor 1st rather than self-diagnose.

Posted by Kay on 03/08/2010 at 11:50

I have GWs and I have been self treating with apple cider vinegar soaked cotton balls. I had a cluster the size of a nickel next to my anus, and in three overnight treatments I now have a cluster that has decreased to 1/3 of the original size. Not fully clear yet, but the treatment is cheap and less painful than the surgery my gyno wanted to perform.

Posted by no on 01/08/2010 at 12:00

i have genital warts what is the best thing to do? if l eave them will i get cancer or will they just dissapear? please help me

Posted by Nate on 23/07/2010 at 01:28

I have have kknown about my genital warts for 6 months now and I know how frustrating the process can be. I tried so hard to find a natural cure and people out there believe that castor oil is effective. I would say that in my experience with it that it wasnt. Im now on a perscription of Imiquimod and it will cause itching and discomfort. I have yet to notice much change and there are days when everything seems hopeless as far as progress is concerned. I would like to say to anyone just finding out about their Genital warts that they shouldnt focus on all the problems involved cause I know I did and it kept me from treating them faster and more effectively. Dont be discouraged if you start to notice more in the begining I was told that this happens especially if you catch it early. I would appreciate any positive feedback or new information that could be helpful in the treatment of this condition

Posted by Optional on 22/07/2010 at 08:47

I had got genital warts but my doctor told me that they are not an std but i got the first lot burnt off and with in a couple of weeks they have came back and that the same time i found out i was preganat so now i dont no what to do my partner has just found some as well and we both have no idear how we got them or why i need help, do i have a to have a c-section or can i have a normal birth, and can i get ride of them now, please help me befor its to late.

Posted by Optional on 21/07/2010 at 11:14

i had warts but they have dissapered now is there a chance i can still give them to my new partner?? please help cos were tring for a baby aswell

Posted by udontknowme on 13/07/2010 at 06:29

i had genital warts...got them last year with using contraception..i was so devestated..i went to my doc and she gave me cream...got rid of most execpt one..returned and she froze it off then and there...happy days..its so terribly upsetting realising you have an std but with genital warts its purely cosmetic...and the chances are the next partner you are with already has the HPV virus and does't even know it..so practice safe and when the time comes to make some lil babies and there is no contraception used...how is your partner to tell who gave them to who???hopefully they will never come back... The main thing to remember is..you didn't go out and ask for an std..it happened..worse things can happen..

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2010 at 03:45

just been on genitalwartclinic.com and they have every treatment available for genital warts! up till now ive just been trying Wartrol so gona give others a try!

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2010 at 03:29

I recently discovered two small growths just near my vagina wen i went 2 see a local clinician i was tod dat it was genital warts nd they cudnt do nthin coz they were 2 small 2 b treated. Am confused can somebody help me pliz!

Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2010 at 06:10

I received 2 doses of Gardasil before the age of 18, however, I never received a 3rd dose. Am I in any danger having not received the 3rd dose of Gardasil?

Posted by rebecca on 29/06/2010 at 01:51

i have been diagnosed with warts on the cervix have had same partner for 15 years want to know how this has come about

Posted by brian on 25/06/2010 at 10:19

i have genital warts i am scared they dont itch but i am gay and they around my anus it creeps me out just thinking they r there i live in guyana i never sought rx for it i am ashamed wat can i do

Posted by Optional on 20/06/2010 at 02:44

I have two lil lumps around my hole and im freaking out i have warts dont know what to do so scared to get checked out and know I have hpv and will ruin my life in the future because no one will want me

Posted by tootss on 19/06/2010 at 02:46

Hello i wanted to know something. Im having a scheduled c-section because i have genital warts and the doctors said it was better to undergo that process. I wanted to know if they would remove the warts right after they do the c-section on the spot? please respond with an answer...my c-section is july 1

Posted by Optional on 17/06/2010 at 04:13

my partner unknowingly caught genital warts from an ex, but they didnt show until we had been together about 3 months, we both went to the clinic for treatment and check ups lukily at the time i was showing no signs and we used condoms until his cleared up. i am now pregnant (19 weeks) and some warts have developed around my anus and the very bottom of my vagina =( im so embarassed ive never had any std before and i really want them to go il feel so embarassed and upset if the doctor or midwife can see them on check ups and especially when giving birth i almost feel dirty =/ i just hope they can treat them whilst im pregnant as ive read above you cant use the cream...

Posted by Asho on 15/06/2010 at 09:19

I had gotten genital warts when I was 17 and discovered them when I was in the shower and felt growths all around my vagina. I was so upset because I didn't know what it was down there so I went to the hospital to find out and when they told me I had HPV and gential warts I felt so ashamed and couldn't stop crying. I made an appointment to go see my gyno and he tried to burn them off and there was so many he told me that it wouldn't be possible so he told me I would have to have laser surgery to have them removed. I ended up having the surgery and he ended up finding so many more warts inside my vagina as well as inside my anal hole. I am so glad that I decided to have the surgery because if I didn't I probably would have never gotten rid of them due to how many I had hidden on the inside of me. My doctor gave me some cream to put on them if I ever got any back and I am now 22 and haven't had any come back since. I would definitley advise anyone with this problem to go the gyno and have a pap smear done to make sure they didn't get cervical cancer from HPV and to see what the doctor can do for you to get rid of the warts. It was the best thing I have ever done when I went to the gyno after finding out I had HPV and genital warts!

Posted by could it be...? on 09/06/2010 at 03:10

I've noticed some bumps below and thought nothing of them. Until a thought hit me: I could have genital warts. UGH! I haven't been able to stop crying. I feel ugly, and stupid, and hopeles. I feel like I'll catch cancer, or that I'll never have sex again. Luckily I started doing some research and stubled across sites like this one. I won't get cancer from this, there are ways to fix it, and it's not permanent permanent (it could go away after being treated for two years). I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to find out for certain. But even if the docs say I've got warts, I feel a little better knowing this stuff.

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 12:36

I was told 2 years ago that I have genital warts. I was in denial at first and the cream that the GUM clinic gave me hurt so much i stopped using it. DONT do this if you are using the cream, its supposed to hurt a bit as its killing the wart. I stopped and had to have mine frozen. Not an experience i would recommend for anyone. The freezing hasnt worked so im now quitting the fags and buying ACV (apple cider vinegar) to give that a go. Im sooo scared about the future and future partners and what to tell them! HELP?!

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 08:23

this was very helpful and has given me the push to the clinic to get problem solved,thank you for your help, mr.x-wartman

Posted by Optional on 06/06/2010 at 06:47

i know i am only 17 and to shy and embarassed, but at the moment i have a few genital warts and i have had a look at some of the website and people on there have said to use ACV (apple cider vinegar) i am putting some on a cotton bud a rolling it on the warts they seem to be going hard and turning black so if your to embarassed to visit the doctors or clinic i would advise you to try ACV

Posted by Sally on 06/06/2010 at 02:27

Hi found this site extrmley helpful - so thanks for the advice. My mind is at ease now. If it helps i found some pictures of genital warts on this site www.genitalwartclinic.com

Posted by AmiStudentInDe on 28/05/2010 at 03:06

I recently had some genital warts appear on my anus. Just two though. I went to a dermatologist about a week ago who identified them and sent me to a proctologist who I saw today. She looked at them and seemed pleased because there are only two on the outer side of my anus. She noted that it's often the case that there are one or two outside and many inside, so I guess I'm lucky (so far). Next Wednesday, I'm having them removed! Hopefully they don't come back. I'll write an update in a few weeks. Wish me luck! (Also: The proctologist told me that of all her patients that return on a regular basis to have genital warts treated, about 95% are smokers! Apparently, there's a strong, yet scientifically unverified, correlation between smoking and the persistence of genital warts. Good reason to quit!)

Posted by lovely25 on 22/05/2010 at 10:20

I am a female, i am currentlry suffering from genital warts... it is in the vulva, i used castor oil at first but it didn't work, so i switch to apple cider vinegar. It really works but it is very painful that i cannot bear with it. And now a am using vitamin E oil. I hope it will work to.. The affected area is very itchy!!! is it normal? maybe because it is healing, it was sore and wounded for a few days because of the ACV. I hope for recovery sooner..

Posted by burnedbymyex on 18/05/2010 at 02:31

i was with my girl friend for four years she left me for about a month and slept with another man unprotected i know she never uses condoms.i took her back why i wish i didnt but was in love .warts showed on me first,inever showed them to her cause i didnt know how to bring it uo to her cause she would think i cheated on her. we broke up but right before we split up she showed a wart on her inner thigh she doesnt think it was a genital wart because it wasnt on her vagina.i was very mad at her for bringing this home to me because i was faithful the whole time.and didnt have sex with no women two years before that i was in prison.well she doent believe me or refuses to believe me i tell her to get checked and she wont shes having unprotected sex with another guy (and cheated on him too) who i hate cause he split up my family. i even tried to tell him to take her to get tested she,he doesnt believe me either she is so wrong for her to pass it knowingly.when i told her she started to believe me,now she's in denial or thinks i'm lying. said she was sorry and didnt know, then passes it knowingly its messed up to do that she doesnt care that she's passing it. so can u get a genital wart on your thigh?And since i got it from her and show warts will she show warts too? or as a female have a chance to not have not have that embarrassment?she thinks that if i do have them i didnt get them from her.say if i did have them before her is it possible to not know or not show a sign for over 5 years?she was the only girl i was with for at least 6 years an if it is possible could i have had them showing and her not get them?i really dont know how to handle this.i mean if some how went over five years having it with no signs can one partner have the warts and the other not get them? please help me with some facts and insight

Posted by God on 15/05/2010 at 02:50

IM IMMUNE TO GENTIAL WARTS. THANK YOU HPV VACCINE.

Posted by infected on 15/05/2010 at 03:53

I have hpv and probably from having a lot of unprotected sex. I got tested for everything in the book and I count myself lucky all I got was HPV. Anyway, places like Planned Parenthood can treat the warts with acid, or creams, or even prescribe drugs. The latter two had almost no effect for me. The acid works, but it burns and is uncomfortable. Here's the good part about the acid: TCA can be bought from chemical suppliers and even from Amazon. I got mine from Amazon. I won't tell you which supplier, but look it up. They have kits with 25%, 50%, and 100% TCA. I think it's marketed as chemical peel solution, but it's the exact same stuff. I use the 100% with a toothpick just like they do at PP. Each PP visit costs around $30. One kit with all 3 strengths is like $50 online. You're going to need more than one treatment. You do the math.

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2010 at 06:15

Help! I hadn't been with anyone for several months. I was in the process, so I thought, of getting back together with an ex-girlfriend I really care for. We got together at the weekend, the same weekend as I noticed a spot on my penis. I thought it couldn't be anything serious, as I hadn't been with anyone for months and I had trusted that partner also, probably just minor abrasion. After the weekend I got checked out and it turned out to be a gential wart! I was devastated! I had to tell my (ex-)girlfriend. Now I'm worried I might have passed it on to her. While we did use condoms, we didn't use them all the time. She doesn't want to talk me now, which, of coure, is perfectly understandable. I'm heartbroken as we've been close friends for years as well. She has now also gone to be checked out, but been told that she will have to wait a few weeks. This is even more terrible and difficult. I'm so worried she may have contracted it from me. I'm also worried I may never be able to have sex again without a condom... without risking infecting someone, ... and therefore not be able to conceive normally? I also afraid of ending up alone now. I've been trying to find out information online about HPV - and it seems I could have had this for years and not realised. It's not tested for here as part of normal STD screening! The one glimmer of hope is from a website: http://cureforgenitalwarts.net which says: "In fact, your body can clear most forms of HPV in a matter of a couple of years." - can someone support the veracity of this assertion or website please? And provide more details, on how long it takes? How to improve/accelarate results ? Are the products like Wartrol really genuine and effective or is it purely for commercial gain? Please help. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Wilkes on 02/05/2010 at 06:41

Hey ive got these white spots on balls & my penis what could they be? Ive also got ay lump on my balls thhat i can also squeezwhite puss out of. Any help would be great thank u

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2010 at 09:54

i was very disappointed about my genital warts but this article really helped me to be cheerfull and and come back to life :) thank u v much

Posted by Optional on 24/04/2010 at 02:41

many small blood blister type objjects on bag that bleed when pooped like acne

Posted by reply to optional on 30/03/2010 on 22/04/2010 at 03:58

to the girl on 30/03/10, you poor sweet thing i can understand. your post almost made me cry. i am a nice looking, fun lovin, clean living girl in my 20s with a lovely new guy whos much younger than me. i had a regular pap smear a while ago and was horrified when the nurse nonchalantly said 'oh theres a wort there i think'. i was shocked and upset. i had been alone and unactive for 18months since i broke up with my parner of 2 1/2 years. I couldnt sleep for while but finally got the guts o tell my great new guy. at first he as supportive but hes having trouble with it. i stil turn him on but he dosnt want to hv sex wih me. it sux coz i feel like a filthy disease and i care about im so much i dont want to ruin his chances at life later on. i dont think i will last and its shame but its up to him. what a blow to a great new relationship. mosly i worr that i ill ever ome acros love again becoz of having o tell each partner. i just couldnt lie to them. Honey, if youre really unsure about being with him you should take time away to think about it, dont consider leavin him while you lie in his arms. and it ok to go. you gotta lok after yourself. your young and theres plenty of great guys out there. just dont string him along, let him deal with it in one go, like a band aid. good luck.

Posted by bm on 22/04/2010 at 10:19

about a year ago i noticed what looks like a kind of wart about 6 inches below my belly button. im not totally sure if its a wart cos its softer than a normal one. any ideas what it is and what i can do? thanks

Posted by Optional on 08/04/2010 at 01:06

i have 4 small warts on my ballgag they are not sore what are they

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2010 at 10:19

I been dating someone older than I am and I just found out that he may have warts and I am in shock. dont know if I should persue this relationship even though he is a great guy. He is in shock he has this and is very upset. I dont know what to make of this but how can I know I wont get infected if we ever get that far in our relationship?

Posted by maybe this might motivate you on 22/03/2010 at 06:00

if ur too scared or embarassed to tell anyone well think of it this way, DON'T LET YOUR EGO GET THE BEST OF YOU, OR HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE YOUR PENIS/VAGINA, HOW MUCH DO U CARE ABOUT URSELF TO GET HELP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE? hope this helped motivate you :)

Posted by L4D on 21/03/2010 at 05:55

Hi, I have gone to 4 or 5 GPs regarding a urethral wart I thought I had. They all thought it was not one, however could not diagnose what it actually was. The last doctor I saw said he thought it was a urethral polyp, after almost thinking that it was a wart, until he examined it under magnification. I am very worried that it may actually be urethral warts, and these doctors may not have experienced this type of wart, as it only makes up 10% of cases. What should I do?

Posted by Optional on 15/03/2010 at 09:51

I'd like to have Gardasil. Where can i get it? I want to buy it if necessary, i'm aN MD. Thank you very much.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2010 at 02:38

hi i have what look like my shin colour but i do not know if they ar either warts or not. if it is warts will it be round and flat or bumpy at first??

Posted by Anonymous on 10/03/2010 at 01:45

Hi, I am very scared an i just would like to know what this sounds like. I have a small, pretty flat circle shaped sore on the flap of skin next to my vagina hole. It was itchy the first day and kinda stingy the next. i am leaking this white milky stuff and once a weirdishly big amount came out. My pee stinks relly bad, and im a virgin. These are all the symtoms i have and im SCARED. PLease tell me what could be wrong!

Posted by Optional on 09/03/2010 at 03:02

Thank you for your help, the information set my mind at rest

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2010 at 01:18

if my partner has visible warts and i dnt does that mean i caught them of him

Posted by Sian =( on 25/02/2010 at 07:37

Im 21, ive been told a few months ago that ive got the HPV virus which causes genital warts. Im completely gutted and i think my new bf will leave if i tell him....i have slept with him and used a condom but they dont stop the spread of warts....AAAAARRRRRRHHHHH what a pickle!!!! Im really upset =(

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2010 at 12:40

I have a limp that has appeared on the enteance of my vagina , it's not sore so much but I am aware of it..its not warts as I have not had sex in about one & half years...any thoughts.(maybe a little sore!)

Posted by Anonymous on 25/01/2010 at 10:42

I'm 14 and I have these lumps on the outside lips of my vagina and the are full of blood but it looks like they are full of white stuff and black stuff. I'm to embarrsed to tell my mum and I would be so embarresed to see a doctor about it please help me I don't know what to do .

Posted by Ashleigh levens on 07/01/2010 at 11:19

i have genital warts and im scared can you please help me...

Posted by Kathy on 05/01/2010 at 02:37

Hi there, I have had hpv for eighteen months now. I have had several treatments done, liquid nitrogen, Podophyllin, burning with electrocautery, and about two months ago I had laser done not only on the outside but also inside. None of it seems to work. It keeps on coming back. I am not sexually active. I am aware that my immune system is weak and that HPV stays in your body and it's something I have learned to deal with. I am not a smoker and I do not drink. I also discharge constantly. I have been checked for all the sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV testing all were negative except HPV. Also due to this constant discharge in the last eighteen months and genital warts recurring my question to someone who is knowledgeable about this matter is could it be a problem that is coming from the inner cervix (columnar cells). If anyone can help me out here it would mean a lot to me. Thank you, Kathy

Posted by Jonn on 29/12/2009 at 09:52

I'm 13yrs old and I'm positive I have genital warts. I'm so embarresed ,I can't tell my mum and my girlfreind keeps trying to touch my penis and she is wondering why I won't let her. I'm scared that she will get board and leave me. I'm going to try and find a GUM clinic but it so hard to go. I'm sure that if I go to the clinic someone from skool will find out and I would be certanly bullied. I have never had sexual contact exept kissing please someone help.I'm seriously thinking off killing myself. I have never had any sexual contact xept kissing. I'm

Posted by stop worrying on 11/12/2009 at 01:57

To the guy who thinks it will end his relationship. Stop worrying. 40% of males and females have HPV of which there are various kinds. Genital visable warts do not cause cancer, that is a different variant of HPV. Get them frozen that way you cant see them and it kills the root of the wart, cider vinegar does not. Unless both of you were virgins either of you could of been in contact with HPV in the past, 60 year old ladies even turn up with them. It can be unnoticed or immune suppressed for years and is no more dangerous than a normal wart.Stop smoking and eat well and help your immune systems get on top of it. After freezing they will probably disappear for good. Dont tell her she will freak and she probably has it anyway.

Posted by dont know what to do on 26/11/2009 at 11:40

im 14 and im really embarrassed to go to the doctor about it! :(, i haven't had sex only oral, I've have these tiny little bumps on the whole of my penis and they have multiplied. what should i do? :'(

Posted by paula on 12/11/2009 at 10:19

i have recently developed bums around the area of my vagina and near my clitiris. Im unsure if i have warts wat should i do im rather ashamed and embarressed.

Posted by WOWweird on 10/11/2009 at 02:12

i have a hard tiny ball kinda thing in my scrotem like on the edge and one like on my shaft please help IDK wat 2 do

Posted by roger hind on 23/10/2009 at 06:51

i cant get rid of my warts wot can i do.

Posted by poppy on 29/09/2009 at 11:34

It is such a comfort to know that there are good reliable web sites out there. Its put my mind at rest to know that HPV type 6 and 11 are non cancerous as I had visible genital warts which after two years have now completely gone away. The best advice I can offer any one who thinks they might have this, is to honestly go to your doctor or walk in clinic. As embarrising as it is, it will make you feel so much better once its done. They do go away eventually and you can put it down to one of life's horrible experiences.

Posted by Mitch19 on 24/09/2009 at 11:53

Hi, I'm a 14 year old kid, and i cant really speak to anyone bout this coz it's inda embarassing, but im worried i might have genital warts. but im not sure. I have a sort of rough piece of skin on the end of my forskin, it's sort of like a scab, i've peeled it off a little at times, it's been there for about 4 days. I'm really worried.

Posted by lovely on 17/09/2009 at 08:11

hi!you can clearout the warts by applyin toothpaste on the warts surface.Trust me,i av tried and now almost gone and hapi.Do not worri,everything wil be alryt.Do not get tensed and try not to have sex as yet.people,this is jus normal!

Posted by frantic on 14/09/2009 at 12:34

i think i have genital warts! i have been living with my boyfriend for 17 months and he has no signs, my last partner was 2 yrs before him and i havent spoken to him about this, they seem to be higher than other pics ive seen and on the underside of my flaps.........the thing is im not sure how this has happened! i had surgery for heavy periods (novasure and ablation) in march with many infections following afterwards and ive also got underactive thyroid problems and gastric problems, seems my health has hit rock bottom and now theses mysterious lumps have appeared, im worried my relationship will fall apart if i have warts............and the thought of telling him dreads me! help please and quickly as this worry is making me feel very ill!

Posted by Anonymous on 10/09/2009 at 07:10

I have there bumps in the inside of my penis forskin..i'm scared I don't know what to do..Please someone help me.

Posted by Anonymous on 26/08/2009 at 05:41

Check out apple cider vinegar, it's cheap and clears up most warts within 7-14 days. There are a bunch of references on the web.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/08/2009 at 09:06

Um..I just noticed a red dot on my lower shaft near my scrotum it turned white a day after i noticed it and pink around the base it doesn't hurt itch or burn what could it be i'm freaking out so bad help me someone please

Posted by Anonymous on 27/07/2009 at 02:12

Hi all, just been to doctors and they said i have warts down below. its so embarrisin but so much better to get them sorted, im now off to the hospital to see what they say, im sooo scared but oh well, at least it will be sorted, i have to tell my boyfriend aswell....oh dear :(

Posted by Anonymous on 14/07/2009 at 10:54

I noticed I had genital warts in February this year. I went to the GUM clinic and they were most kind, helpful and reassuring. They gave me Imiquod cream to use. The warts cleared up and I started a new relationship. After a month in my new relationship the warts started to come back, so I had to tell my new partner. He's a worrier and got rather anxious and angry with me. He said if he got them it was the end of our relationship. This morning he found a spot on the head of his penis and now thinks he has warts. He's angry and disappointed in me. And he's scared of going to the GUM clinic, even tho I said I'd go with him. I'm sick with worry, and also disappointed in his reaction. I guess the relationship is going to end. :-(((

Posted by koolman on 03/07/2009 at 08:44

i have genital warts. and im really embrassed to tell any1 :(. i have a few, and i have had them a for about a year now. i really dont no what to do :(. can someone say a cream or something i could use that i can get from a shop? thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2009 at 10:04

Iv got genital warts....iv been with my partner for 18 months. He isn't showing any signs! How do I have these?? They are very uncomfortable and we havnt had intercourse in a long time. Please some one help me!

Posted by goodie on 19/04/2009 at 03:49

any idea how long takes 2 cure and quickest

Posted by Anonymous on 16/04/2009 at 12:47

If you are tested for any sexual diseases and you have genital warts that are dormant can these be detected during the tests

Posted by Worried! =( on 15/04/2009 at 03:30

I am 29 weeks pregnant and i have genital warts, most of them are very small warts but aare quite painfull after sex!! i have then a very large fleshy wart which is in the way of where the midwife will have to cut me open a little bit maybe when i am giving birth, but this is in the way and she will not be able to do this with it there!!! has anyone had the same problem with the big fleshy warts before?? and what treatment did u have to get rid of it??? HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2009 at 03:33

i had warts over 7yrs ago too. I have just had a baby and think they may be back - from reading this is unusual. I am going to the doctor on tue. I am not sure it is a wart as it is large, like a boil almost but it is grey and has no head. I have been getting a few boils since giving birth under my arms so maybe it is just another one of them due to the stress of giving birth and all the sleepless nights! I'll post back my result for anyone going through same thing. Also, really scared of telling my partner of 4 yrs. Due to his ignorance of the virus he may think I have cheated, which I haven't and never would. Really hope its just a boil.

Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2009 at 04:34

I am one heck of a sad case. I wasn't taught properly about the important concepts of safe "sex". I didn't realize how easy it is to contract an std. I've only had sex with two guys... and the first guy I had sex with, guess what, gave me genital warts. Now I am hpv positive and the medicine seems to make them hurt a whole lot. Ever since i've used the medicene they have increased in numbers as well. Is that normal? I think i'm going to call my doctor on monday. The point is... don't have one night stands without a condom! In fact I'm just going to state another obvious point here and say... wait until you know it's going to be long term, and you know his sex history, before you go without the condom. seriously, they hurt, this SUCKS.

Posted by loveydovey on 26/02/2009 at 11:23

i have recently noticed genital warts between my anus and vagina, i have noticed the warts slowly spreading forwards, i tried not to worry about it and consulted my doctor. i have been treated for the warts in 3 weeks and feel alot more confident with my boyfriend of 2 years. i have recently found out i am pregnant and feel happier than ever, my advice to people with genitl warts is to see a doctor as soon as possible, and dont worry everything will be fine!! xxx

Posted by peter on 16/02/2009 at 03:25

I think i have the start of genital warts. I have a brownish raised area on upper part of the penis with very small white pimply type cluster of spots well under the skin. i had contact 40 days ago, i am going to the gu clinic tomorrow. my long term partner is returning in a weeks time she has been away for 3 months, if we have intercouse will i be infectious.if i use a condom she will be suspicous as we never use them,it will probaly end our relationship if i tell her. have you any advice how long a cure takes etc?

Posted by loopy on 15/01/2009 at 12:24

ive been diagnosed with genital warts ive started using my treatment but they seem to be getting worse n hurting me ive only been using cream for 3 days is this normal?

Posted by Little women on 07/01/2009 at 01:59

Ive had genital warts on my anus for 13 yrs now they disapear an come bk can they become cancerous as i have neva treated them as am 2 scared an embarresd 2 c a doctor please hel sum1 cm x x

Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2009 at 09:11

over 10 years ago i had gential warts and i have had treatment and was cured and recently 1 appeared and im worried that they are coming back

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In the USA, an estimated 1% of sexually active people have genital warts

In the UK, warts are the commonest reason for attending a sexual health (genitourinary medicine) clinic. In 2007, almost 90,000 people attended with a first attack of genital warts

Genital warts are becoming more common. In the UK, the 2007 figures were 7% higher than in the previous year

There is a particularly noticeable increase in genital warts among teenagers. In the UK, about 50% of genital warts are in the 16-24-year-old age group

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