TMI: HPV Wart? Nothing? FREAKING OUT

posted 12 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Please don’t stress. You’re seeing a doctor to get tested and that’s great. Chances are that it’s nothing, but even if it is something – it absolutely isn’t the end of your romantic life. I know several women that have HPV and it’s never impacted their dating life at all. Also – 80% of people contract HPV at some point in their life. In most situations with HPV there are one or two outbreaks and then your body gets rid of it or it becomes dormant – which means you have no symptoms, it can’t be tested, and it can’t be passed on. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

underling123 :  I remember i had a friend who thought she had a wart and when she went to get it checked out it turned out to be a mulluscum (spelling anyone?).  Could be that this isnt a wart afterall but definitely get it checked. 

Post # 6
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358 posts
Helper bee

Most likely molluscum.  They are contagious, a part of the pox family. Generally they will clear up on their own, but you can have them frozen off by a doctor or derm. Warning, they may come back, especially if you nick them shaving.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Agreed that it could be molloscum. I got it a couple years ago after getting waxed and it was EXTREMELY frustrating. I also thought it was just a skin tag, didn’t itch or hurt so I plucked it and then it just spread. Not to freak you out but definitely go back in and get checked out. Personally, it took almost a year for mine to go away. At first I tried just doing home remedies but it only went away after I went in and got some prescription cream. 

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