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Genital Wart Diagnosis

Genital Wart Diagnosis

A genital wart diagnosis does not rely on a Pap smear alone, but requires further dianostic procedures for HPV confirmation. An exam by a physician will determine the prescence of HPV. The physician may detect subclinical infections by applying a weak vinegar solution to the area, making the lesions visible. HPV cannot be cultured and serologic tests are not available to for testing of HPV antibodies. A genital wart diagnosis does not rely on a Pap smear alone, but requires further dianostic procedures for HPV confirmation.

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Genital Wart Diagnosis

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Pap Smear, HPV

Although the condition is not curable, it is possible to manage it. Eliminating the visible signs of HPV reduces the chance of transmission, while boosting the immune system and suppressing the virus will lesson the recurrence and severity of outbreaks. A genital wart diagnosis does not rely on a Pap smear alone, but requires further dianostic procedures for HPV confirmation.

Other Topics: HPV in Man, HPV Shot, HPV, Sign of HPV, HPV Infection in Man, Human Papilloma Virus, Oral Human Papilloma Virus, Symptom of Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Smear, Genital Wart Medicine

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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