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
How long for genital warts to go away without treatment?
I read that genital warts often-80% of the time- go away on their own. How long does this usually take? A month or so? Several months? A year? How long should one wait before pursuing medical treatment?
I wish I had the answers to this. I have vaginal warts, just found out and have had 2 acid treatments, will have 2 more, one a week. I just couldn't stand to have them growing. I really hope that this is all it takes and they don't come back over and over. :(
I do know that treating smaller warts (which I have) is easier than larger as it takes more treatments to get them to respond when they are larger.
I am sure male external skin is dif than my vaginal skin so it might respond different or there might be different treatment options...I don't know.
I have read that warts can go away on their own and that most people's system passes HPV in a 1 to 2 year time frame. When you have warts present they are highly contagious. So you need to take care with your sexual partners. I am finding the first patch I have caused two on skin that came in contact with it. So it can spread in your own body via contact. I asked my doc is this was right and she agreed.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.