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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: HPV Treatment


 excursion - Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:08 pm

Who would you go see for HPV treatment?

Urologist
Dermatologist


Thanks
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:49 am

This depends on the sites affected. If the lesions are on the anogenital skin, you should see a genitourinary physician (also referred to as venereologist in some countries).

If on body sites not related to sexual transmission, a dermatologist can be consulted.

Dr Anthony Solomon
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine
 excursion - Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:07 am

Thanks for the response! Well the wart is actually where my penis joins with my scrotum. In the past I would just visit a local clinic and they would burn them off but they would soon come back. I am hoping that by visiting a professional they might go away for good. I am just not sure who would be the specialist I need to visit.

Thanks
 excursion - Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:17 am

Also would a genitourinary physician be listed under any other type of specialty? They are not listed under my medical plans specialists.

Thanks
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:41 am

The location of the lesions falls under the classification of genital warts.

A genitourinary physician is synonymous with a venereologist or STD specialist. If these specialties are not listed in your medical plan, you may opt for a dermatologist or dermatovenereologist.

The presence of genital warts raises the possibilty of other STDs and treatment should be accompanied by screening for other sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, the STD specialist is the best choice for your condition.

Dr Anthony Solomon

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