Dear Doctor, a few months ago during a conversation with some friends, I heard that a woman i had sex with about 3 months earlier had genital warts. Is it true, I dont know but I became very concerned. I pay attention to my penis like im sure all men do and had never noticed any changes or problems on the skin of my penis but I went ahead and inspected my entire pubic hair region as well which I had never done before so its hard to tell how long these two bumps had been there. I was freaking out, sure i had warts. Anyways, there were 2 of them. Two small growths that kinda looked like a wart or bump\blister in my pubic hair region about 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the base of my penis, a little to the right. They were raised, very smooth almost a light pearly shiny pinkish or flesh colored, and completly round and symetrical in every way; not too large but obviously bigger than a pimple...Also larger and lighter than the pics of follicitis ive seen on the net. One was slightly smaller than the other. I've read your forums extensivly to find that most genital warts are on the penis shaft and are sometime cauliflower-like in texture and asymetrical in shape, correct? To my relief, these growths? were none of these. Well, I removed these 2 growths about a week later (they hadnt changed at all) by squeezing\pinching them off with my thumbs. They bled quite a bit. The appearance of the skin now exposed was not like that of other common warts that i've scratched off my hands ect. in the past. No little pores or seeds... just a flesh wound. After a few days of neosporin and healing I began to apply finger nail polish to the area as i've heard this smothers warts so they cant breath and kills them? Well, its been nearly a month since this and all that remains now is a slightly pink area where they were, you can barely see an outline of were they ounce were. In this time, ive noticed that the skin around the hair follicles in my pubic region is often slightly red like and infamation or something but never any large bumps ect. PLEASE, CAN YOU EASE MY MIND by saying, chances are great that these were not warts and were skin tags, a swollen hair follicle, molluculus (spelling?). Can warts be completly smooth and completly round and symetrical in the pubic hair region? Almost all websites state that female genial warts are on or in the vagina or cervix, how could i have caught it up away from my penis in this area, wouldnt it take to the penis first? Can you give me an estimated percentage of cases like this you've encountered that ended up being genital warts or something else rather than just saying most of the time or usually. Sorry, i would not be so anal but i was foolish and removed them myself and now cannot get a doctor to really check it out or biopsy the growths now. very worried.
THANK YOU SO MUCH DOC.
I have no trouble telling you that I very much doubt these were warts. You didn't do yourself any favors by picking them off, as I'm sure you realize. My advice is to leave them alone, apply nothing, and show your doctor next time you go.
Just curious though; if not a wart, #1.What would your guess be as to what they were? There is really nothing i can show my doctor at the next visit. And #2.Have you ever heard of that nail polish trick to smother a wart, do warts need air\does it work?
Dont know if it will matter but wanted to add;
The surface of the 2 growths were completly uniform in appearance and texture (smooth). No bumpiness or changes on the surface just smooth skin.
Last comment. This anxiety is killing me, I need to see a shrink. Anyways, Just wanted to add that they had a clearly defined border around the outer edge; Perfectly symetrical and perfectly round in shape.
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