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|undefinedcreature - Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:19 am||
Thanks in advance for your medical responses
few months ago,I noticed the appearance of some dark formation on my penis, I do not recall they were there before.
They are not painful nor itchy, I only have sex with one female.
below some pics, appreciate if you can direct me on what I need to do and if those formation are some sort of a disease.
|Brenda Jones, RN - Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:14 pm||
Go to the Center for Disease Control/CDC website and find information on the HPV virus/Genital Warts. According to the CDC, HPV can cause painless warts of various shapes on the genital area. They can be flat, or raised and show up as one wart, or in clusters. A large majority of the population has the virus, but many never have any visible symptoms. People can be infected for years before a genital wart appears and unknowingly pass the infection on without realizing they are infected. There is no specific test used to diagnose HPV; only the diagnosis of a wart from a Doctor can be made. There is removal options for people with genital warts, but most go away on their own. They can be present for several months. The presence of warts does not increase the risk of passing the infection on to a sexual partner. A Genital Wart is a symtom of HPV-not the infection itself. Hope the CDC resource helps and be cautious if you choose to search for pictures on the internet as these pictures usually show extreme cases and do not represent the majority. Good luck.
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