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Comment from: Jen, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I first realized I had a bump on my labia. When I was 21 I got Pap smear that was abnormal and was told it was just clue cells. Than the second, third and fourth time I was told it was just a "skin tag" I had one for three years, my ex one day came up to me and told me the bumps he had he thought it was from shaving I gave him warts without me realizing I had this. Anyway, my doctor gave me a cream to use. I had four partners and I am happy to see comments and these treatments are helpful for this I hope they go away. Thank you.

Comment from: Thwarted, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I went to my doctor get these tiny, round 'skin tags' around my anal region removed. She told me they were warts and sent me to an OB/GYN. I had a pap smear done which was positive for HPV and an internal exam revealed many, many more on my cervix. She did laser the visible warts and ended up surgically removing 1/3 of my cervix. She also gave me a topical cream (Aldara) to prevent any further spread of the warts from my perianal area. That was seven years ago and I have been wart-free with normal pap tests since; until now. My last pap smear was approximately one month ago and has come back 'highly abnormal' and just within the last week I noticed a tiny 'mole' on my labia. It's a flat wart that has grown approximately 3cm within 6 days. I'm not sure what the options my doctor will suggest at this point, but I do know that I want to be aggressive with the treatment simply because of how aggressive it seems to be evolving this time around.

Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 24

I found a mole-like lesion on my penis when I was 24. It was flat, smooth, and light brown. The university health center doctor did the vinegar test and said it was not a wart. 10 years after having much unprotected sex I had other small wart like areas pop up on my genitals. It was then that I was diagnosed w/ HPV. These warts were removed via laser which was an excellent treatment. The initial lesion from 10 years ago was just removed at the direction of a dermatologist and it was biopsied. Turns out it was a flat wart and not a mole! I'm writing this to warn everyone to have new growths on the genitals whether male or female removed and biopsied so you don't spread this to innocent people as I have. In summary: Laser and surgical removal with local anesthetic are great treatment options.

Comment from: scared, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I finally decided it was time for a pap after about 10 yrs of not having one. I knew I had some mole looking things on me but thought they were skin tags. Come to find out they are genital warts. I had them surgically removed and some burned. Well a year later, two have come back. I've cried and cried now my doctor has me on medication and I'm hoping for a great outcome with it. It's only been one week since I've been using the cream but I'm praying hard I'll comment again on how the cream works for me.

Comment from: the lost one, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 21

I am 45 yrs old and just married 2 years ago. My husband was told he has genital warts. I thought they were moles on his penis but I didn't see the bigger patches now he is taking this 3-day treatment and wants to have sex with no condom.

Comment from: live4lady, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

My genital warts were found at the age of thirty-eight after a hysterectomy at age thirty. I've never had bad pap smear results before. I was sent to an Oncologist for VAIN III. He laser ablated the warts and I have to apply Efudex (Chemo cream) every 3 weeks FOREVER due to recurrence rates. It does keep the cells (Dysplasia) from changing over to cancer. For whatever it is worth, PLEASE encourage your daughters and loved ones to get protected. Mine lied dormant for many many years.

Comment from: BarbW141FL, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I'm 60 years old. I got HPV or venereal warts during the 70s and 80s. No one knew about diseases without cures; like aids, venereal warts or herpes. I went to the clinic at a large women's hospital where I was often treated. When I moved to Florida 2 yrs later I saw an ob/gyn who froze the warts and guaranteed they would not be back. The warts never came back, but when I was about 50 I got lesions of squamous cell anorectal cancer (in situ, meaning they don't spread).

Comment from: noname, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I was diagnosed with HPV during a routine pap at age 19. Didn't have my first 'wart' appear til age 23 on my labia minora. It was very small and looked like a mole. They burned it off with acid in the doctor's office. Only one treatment needed. Now 15 years later I have had another come up on my labia majora. Doctor tried to tell me it was a skin tag but I knew better. I got a 2nd opinion by an ob/gyn. The acid is the only way to remove them.

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