Whenever I diagnose genital warts in a teenager it's always a huge deal. Tears, sometimes devastation, and about a million questions usually follow. Girls and guys want to know: "Exactly what are genital warts?" "How did I get them? We always use a condom!" "But my partner didn't have any warts -- so where did they come from?" "Can you get them any other way besides from sex" "How well does treatment work?" "Will the warts ever go away for good?" "Isn't this going to totally screw up my sex life?" "What about oral sex? Can we still do it?" "Am I going to infect someone else?" "Will I ever be normal again?" And girls want to know: "Does this mean I can't have children?" "Am I going to get cancer?" These are real questions from real patients. As you learn the answers, remember one fact and some good news: · ...
Condylomata acuminata; Penile warts; Human papilloma virus (HPV); Venereal warts; Condyloma; HPV DNA test; Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
Genital warts must be treated by a doctor. Do NOT use over-the-counter remedies meant for other kinds of warts.
Your doctor may treat genital warts by applying a skin treatment in the office. Or, the doctor may prescribe a medication that you apply at home several times per week. These treatments include:
Podophyllin and podofilox (Condylox)
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
Surgical treatments include:
(cutting them out)
If you develop genital warts, all of your sexual partners must be examined by a health care provider and treated if genital warts are found.
After your first treatment, your doctor will schedule follow-up...
Well I covered the male anatomy in Male Genitalia 101, so it's only fair that I cover female anatomy as well. Of course, it's an area I am far more familiar with, but even I learned some new information as I researched the topic.
Let's start by saying that we women are a bit more complicated because we seem to more sensitive (than guys) to the mind-body connection, when it pertains to our sexual responses. Let's first look at the female physical anatomy which is comprised if internal and external parts.
The key female organs internally that have a direct impact on conception and pregnancy include:
Ovaries - women have a pair of these organs and they resemble almonds in terms of size, shape. They house the eggs and also produce estrogen, the female sex hormone. Women typically have several thousand eggs that are not "called into action" until puberty begins. When you menstruate you release an unfertilized egg.
Fallopian tubes -the...
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