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Wart treatment - I think the doctor is confused!


Mandorla

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Hi everyone!

 

I have recently started a thread about having a tiny genital wart. So today I went to a second gynecologist, because the first one didn't want to give me any treatment and see what happens..

 

I think the second gynecologist doesn't know anything about STDs. He said it's cauliflower shaped wart, so a condyloma acuminata caused by herpes virus? This information made me very confused, since I have done a lot of research on this topic.. The doctor said HPV is only inside and causes cancer, this is outside, so it is caused by a herpes virus..

 

He said if it grows big, it has to be removed, but since it is small, it is enough to put some cream on it! He gave me Telviran, but that's for herpes, right? What should I do now?

 

When I saw he gave me Telviran, I actually ran back to his office, took a leaflet about HPV and warts from HIS OWN waiting room and started explaining. He said it is an advertisement for a vaccine against both, HPV and herpes and they both have the same abbreviation: HPV. I had to explain to him that the correct abbreviation for herpes is HSV, but he still insisted that it is a virus and they all are more or less the same. I started explaining him that herpes is forever and how it works, while HPV could actually go away.. So he started reading the leaflet to understand my story!!

 

This man has a doctor title and I have been trusting him for years! He also said he is not sure it is a wart, because it could be a part of my hymen. I was like: What the? Outside???? With tiny tentacles?

 

Have any of you heard that Telviran is good for genital warts? Am I right that this doctor doesn't know what he is speaking about? Strangely enough he felt very embarrassed to talk about STDs..

 

Thank you for reading and I hope you can help..

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How long have you had the wart? It sounds like both doctors (even though one is horribly informed) seem to think it COULD be HSV. If you leave it for a few days and it goes away it was most likely an outbreak not a wart. You should probably get tested for both.

 

It sounds like you are pretty well informed, but you should be going to a gynecologist about STDs the truth is a family doctor might not be the best informed on the subject. They have 100's if not 1000's of different problems they have to keep straight; there is a reason why we have specialists. Do you have a Planned Parenthood near by? In my experience that is the place to go to get accurate information about STDs.

 

Good luck!

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I have had it for a week now. I am sure it is a wart, it looks like one. The first doctor was sure it was a wart, the second said it is a condyloma acuminata (= wart, right?). I am very well informed about herpes and HPV. I have panicked a lot when I found my Fordyce spots and informed myself about all possible STDs.. I have started to treat it with tea tree oil, because it started spreading. It got even smaller now..

 

We don't have planned parenthood here. He is a gynecologist, he should know at least this much, right?

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I have had it for a week now. I am sure it is a wart, it looks like one. The first doctor was sure it was a wart, the second said it is a condyloma acuminata (= wart, right?). I am very well informed about herpes and HPV. I have panicked a lot when I found my Fordyce spots and informed myself about all possible STDs.. I have started to treat it with tea tree oil, because it started spreading. It got even smaller now..

 

We don't have planned parenthood here. He is a gynecologist, he should know at least this much, right?

Okay that is really strange... I mean the whole HSV, HPV thing is pretty simple to keep straight. You said the first doctor was sure it was a wart? Did they do the whole liquid nitrogen thing to test it?

 

I wouldn't go back to the 2nd doctor. Just cut your losses and try someone else. If it is getting smaller it seems like a good idea just to wait it out. What they do to treat warts in the clinic is freeze them off, not something you really want to do if you don’t have to. I was with a friend when she had them frozen off and it looks painful, it also doesn’t clear you of HPV it just gets rid of the wart.

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Okay that is really strange... I mean the whole HSV, HPV thing is pretty simple to keep straight. You said the first doctor was sure it was a wart? Did they do the whole liquid nitrogen thing to test it?

 

I wouldn't go back to the 2nd doctor. Just cut your losses and try someone else. If it is getting smaller it seems like a good idea just to wait it out. What they do to treat warts in the clinic is freeze them off, not something you really want to do if you don’t have to. I was with a friend when she had them frozen off and it looks painful, it also doesn’t clear you of HPV it just gets rid of the wart.

 

you watched them freeze them off of your friend?

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I wish I could say I was surprised, but the amount of ignorance I've encountered in more than just a few other doctors over the years would frighten you, and as you've seen, some specialists are not immune to this even within their own fields. It's terribly disappointing.

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