There are a thousand posted questions about the difference between HPV and skin tags or hemorrhoids, and so I won't ask too much about that. But i was wondering what type of doctor I can go to to physically examine me. I am new to Texas and do not have a family doctor down here, and I wasnt sure if there was a better option for this. There arent any "proctologists" in the area but a bunch of gastroenterologists. Can anyone tell me what type of doctor to go to?
About the lump: i noticed it a few days ago after having some blood when wiping. I believe the bump has been there a while, but I never actually looked to examine it's demographics. A few days ago it was rather round and someone painful to the touch. Now, a few days later it has "dried up" a bit and looks like it just a bit of skin clumped together. I have no idea what it is, and I'm worried about it. Please help!
Actually, a general practioner should be able to examine the area and treat it. If it is something out of the ordinary he/she should be able to refer you to the appropriate specialist, ie. gastro/proct/dermatologist
I went to the doctor today and he, after about 5 seconds, said it was unfortunately a wart. Which leads me to a bunch of questions, that I don't know can be answered. Three weekends ago was the first time my partner and I did not use a condom, after nearly a full year of protected monogamous sexual contact; i see why it was a bad idea now.
The doctor said nothing about taking off the warts there in the office but prescribed aldara. Are there more effective treatments for the wart, or should I give the cream a go?
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