Gardisil

Hello, I have noticed I have a singular wart on my gential area but it does not bother me. I have had sexual intercourse but my partner is unaffected, should I be concerned?

A genital wart is caused by a virus.  Often they are visible but sometimes they are internal and are not visible. 

There are certain strains of the virus that are more serious than others in that they can progress to cause different types of cancers. 

Your primary health care provider or Corner Health can do testing to determine any risk. 

Gardisil is the vaccine that can prevent genital warts.

I'm 25 and have a glossy skin colored bump on my labia. I've had it for as long as I can remember and have STD and STI screenings annually. I've had two STI's simultaneously in the past and that's it. My OB has never seemed to be concerned with it but I've also never raised the question, thinking she would mention it if she felt she needed to. I used to get UTI's and kidney infections a lot when I was younger and had one with each of my past pregnancies, but not this one. I had my first pap when I was 14 and it came back abnormal but it hurt too bad to do a second time. Since then I've only had 1 abnormal when I miscarried and was diagnosed with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, the 2 STI's I mentioned. I took the meds, went back and it was all clear. This was between my first and second child. I also have very heavy but short lived menses. I'm a redhead, so I hear that's common for us. I guess I'm just worried it may be HPV; Being why I included my history. I don't think it's herpes as it's only the one and never goes away or ruptures or even hurts. Any advice would be appreciated. I also have a pic but i don't know if that's acceptable or appropriate.

The lesion you describe could be a skin tag or HPV.  It is best to make an appointment with you primary care provider or OB/GYN.  Also, you are still within the age to receive Gardisil to protect again the HPV strain that can cause cervical cancers. 

You can always schedule an appointment at Corner Health to discuss further. 

 


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