Patient Comments: Genital Warts (HPV) - Effective Treatments


What kinds of treatment, including laser surgery or prescription ointments, have you used for genital warts?

Comment from: Success , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

I have tried so many ointments given to me by so many doctors, all to no avail. I have had the genital warts for up to 3 years now, still itching for years, but the doctors I have met said it is not a transmitted disease. I have been with my hubby for 4 years now but he didn’t contract the warts.

Comment from: lisa h, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

Three years ago I had genital warts. I was treated with some liquid applied to the warts, but they continued to grow and spread. The next 2 doctors did laser surgery to remove them. One year after the surgery, they grew back close to where the 1st ones were, so I was finally told it was HPV. I have had it for very long time, I contracted it from my cheating boyfriend and I found out he was also infected. The warts are so embarrassing.

Comment from: ER RN , 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 19

I am a registered nurse in the emergency room and I too suffered from genital warts. At first I thought maybe it was just a skin tag but then soon after I started developing more. I was so embarrassed at first and being a healthcare professional it was hard for me to seek professional help. I first tried over the counter creams and nothing seemed to work. After about 2 years I decided to have them surgically removed but after about 6 months they came back. I used some natural creams and they have worked for me but remember there is no cure for the HVP virus.

Comment from: shellac, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 03

I had the genital warts surgically removed but they grew back, after much pain and agony after the healing was happening but all grew back. Next they will be burnt off, no more operations, too much pain to no avail.

Comment from: StdCHAMP, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I would like to say that I have had genital herpes all my life and you can cut them off.

Comment from: rudzani, Female (Patient) Published: May 28

I had my genital warts surgically removed. I’d like to know if there is something I can drink to improve my immune system and would also like to give it to my child, who is 2 years old.


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