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Genital Warts (HPV Infection)

Question:

What caused your genital warts?

Comment from: Petrified, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 12

I had perfectly round pimple like bumps on the shaft of my penis, about 5 of them. Started to itch one night, then they grew fast (a day). Then about 3 days later a tiny black dot (scab) in the center showed, then by 5th day the scabs were falling off and they started to shrink. All was about a 7 day span. No idea what my weeklong nightmare was, if they are genital warts. Three of the 5 pimples were exactly on hair follicles, but the hair was already coming out the center of the scab so it doesn't appear it was an ingrown hair.

Comment from: jed, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

Three months ago I slept with my German boyfriend. Then after a few days I had vaginal discharge and had hard urinating so I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics. But after a few weeks I noticed some black spots just below my vagina. Then I had an appointment with the doctor and he told me they are genital warts. I will start the treatment tomorrow. This thing makes me sad and thinking about it is killing me.

Comment from: Charles , 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 16

I had been going out with a woman for over a year and a half when during sex she noticed a small mole on my penis shaft. In the months that followed I noticed more. Two years into our relationship I found out she was sleeping around on me and I confronted her about it at which time she broke up with me. I went to the doctor for another issue when I asked him to look at it, he told me it looked like genital warts and for me to have it tested as well as a full group of these. The test came back positive.

Comment from: lisa, Female Published: August 15

I'm 28. I suffered with genital warts for a month. It was tiny but I don't think it's normal. I went to the doctor and had my pap smear and I was diagnosed with human papillomavirus. I'm working in Kuwait and I'm engaged to an American. The doctor gave me a medication. I told my fiance bout the STD and he said he doesn't care, that he loves me and we're getting married!

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