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Hpv genital warts
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If someone had genital warts 6 years ago and haven't had any symptoms for over 3 years is it gone or do they have it forever ?
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Dermatologist: Connie Pennington,
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Hello, this is Dr. Pennington. I am a colorectal surgeon. Genital warts can be removed, but the cause-which is HPV virus cannot be removed, so there is a chance they could come back. They have the HPV forever but they may not manifest warts again.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it's something that someone will always have to worry about giving to someone else for the rest of their life ?
Dermatologist: Connie Pennington,
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Unfortunately yes. The virus is forever. Do frequent self-examinations. If the warts ever occurred around the anus, see a specialist for anoscopy yearly. Sometimes the virus only manifest with warts once in a lifetime. Things that suppress the immune system--like steroids, immune suppressants, and extreme stress can cause a flare--or warts to appear.

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