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I have recently been diagnosed with genital warts. I have been reading and reading, and I still can't get a clear picture of my situation. I have repeatly read that the body clears hpv in, give or take, two years but that people can have recurrences. Some people say that you always have it while others say you clear it. Now, I am aware i'm not gonna get a clear answer because its on and individual basis but i need to know if i'm just clinging to hope or if I can honestly expect to beat this. I want to have a relationship in the future and very much doubt i'll be able to with this. Do genital warts act the same as a regular wart that you would have on your hand? I have had a wart on my hand that keeps coming back repeatly. Can I expect the same from this infection? Please help. Thank you very much in advance for any guidance you can provide.


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replied April 20th, 2010
Sexual Health - Men Answer A11366
Hi there, thank you for posting your question on Ehealthforum. This is not intended as a substitute to visiting your own doctor.

Genital warts are usually self-limiting and transient. They are not, as you seem to suggest, a lifelong commitment.

They can be treated in any of at least four different ways: Burn or cautery. Acid, such as podpphyllin. Freeze or cryosurgery. Surgical excision. All these treatments may need to be repeated several times like weeding a garden.

There is another way however. Warts respond well to charm or suggestion, self-hypnosis or visualisation --- and no, I am not mad. Hold a tube of unopened poophyllin in your hand while you lie back and relax. Close your eyes and visualise your warts simply falling away from your body. Do this three times a day every day for a week. Carry the tube around with you in your pocket.



Dr Andrew Rynne.

www.andrewrynne.com



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