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in 1 and 1/2 year he has been operated 8 times.

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Symptoms :a small boil comes up with continuous discharge at the anus and penis.
Doctors cannot find a solution though.They operate it but it comes back after every two months interval.
Require some suggestion from expert doctors how to overcome this.He is at age 74.
Within 1 and 1/2 year he has been operated 8 times.We can send all scanned copies of medical papers .Kindly suggest us.

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replied December 4th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A40764

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

There is a possibility that it might be a viral infection and chances of genital warts seem to be present as it keeps on recurring and in order to transmit the virus one does not necessarily need to have any symptoms or any warts. The virus simply lives on and under the skin.

It definitely requires a detailed examination and investigation reports to comment regarding this. You could have attached the investigation reports with the query itself that would have helped me in suggesting you better. You can discuss with the treating doctor to prevent recurrence. Usually at this age immunity is also decreased so that might also be causing recurrence. Surgery is the preferred method when medications do not seem to help.

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