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Genital Warts (cont.)

Surgery

Cutting the warts away can be done as an office procedure with local anesthesia. It is usually done when the warts are small in size and number. Surgical destruction or excision has been more effective in eradicating genital warts than medical therapies, but it carries a relatively high recurrence rate of 25%-55%.

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Until the 19th century, genital warts (GWs) were believed to be a form of syphilis or gonorrhea.

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