Q&A: How could I have got genital warts?

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Hi, Recently I've been so obsessed with genital warts and don't know if I have them or not, my husband's been to a doctor and does not have them, and I've never had sex with any one else, i wanted to know if there's any other way for me to have them thank you — fatemeh


Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD - LocateADoc.com

First of all, you want to be sure that you have genital warts, or Condyloma, before you become obsessed about it, especially if your husband does not have it. I would recommend seeing your Family Doctor or Gynecologist for an annual exam, and he or she should be able to diagnose if you have it or not.
 If you do have this condition, it is an STD as you probably know, so you would have had to get it from somebody else. If you have only had sex with one person, then it would have to come from him. Many patients, especially men, can be difficult to diagnose, and can carry the virus without showing physical symptoms, which is why this infection is very prevalent. I hope this answers some of your questions.

--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
Stuart, FL

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