Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community
HPV Misdiagnosed
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding HPV issues such as: genital warts, causes, diagnosis, cervical cancer, HPV in men, PAP tests, treatment, telling your spouse or partner

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HPV Misdiagnosed

Hey

To begin, about a year ago I went to go see my family doctor because I had bumps all over my chest, arms, and genital regions. He though it was lichen planus or possible molluscum. Gave me  ratio-ectosome cream to treat it and it went away. In April, I noticed a small bump that almost looked like a skin tag in my genital region. Not much longer after that, what I though was lichen planus, starting appearing on my wrist/hands/chest/ and genital region again. At this point there were about 3 of this smooth round bumps in my genital region. They didn't resemble lichen planus so I decided to go get them checked out. Also the cream I had before wasn't working as well anymore. So I went to the schools walk in clinic and saw the nurse practitioner and upon glancing at the bumps she stated they were the result of HPV. I did my research online, and the bumps I have in my opinion do not look like your standard genital warts. They are quite smooth and round compared to genital warts which have the cauliflower look.
My question is; is it possible that I do have molluscum and have been misdiagnosed with HPV?
Would it be worthwhile to visit a doctor to get a second opinion?
Thank you
1067212_tn?1353964002
Definitely get a second opinion. The bumps could be anything and it isn't difficult to misdiagnose. I would go to a sexual health clinic or a dermatologist just to be sure. If you are sexually active you are at risk so I wouldn't rule it out, it's just strange you have these bumps all over your body.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top STDs Answerers
101028_tn?1348750963
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
veryworried420
3149845_tn?1415046551
Blank
Life360
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Jswtich90
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jockojohnson
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
FearedALot
Chennai, India