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HPV after 1 encounter in the last year?

Hi everyone,

My history: Im a female, I got out of a 4 yr relationship back in 2012. I didnt sleep with anyone until late 2016. Since then, I was with this new guy about 4-5 times. I slept with him once in the the last year in January (protection used).

About a year ago I got screened for hiv, syphyllis, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea- all negative.

Symptoms: around July i noticed 1-2 round fleshy soft pale bumps on outer left labia. They look like maybe skin tags. I have some other firmer bumps on the right side along my bikini line that may be fordyce spots.

Diagnosis: I went to the walk-in and doc said they didnt look like warts, more like skin tags or possible reaction to new creams, soaps etc? He wasnt sure. I went to my family doc and he said well they may be warts! and referred me to an obgyn.

Question: I have to wait to see the obgyn but im scared and confused. It seems unlikely reading the forum that I got warts from this guy back in Jan, and even IF i got it from him when we met late in 2016, its likely my body would have taken care of it by now. I know its slightly possible but any ideas? Isnt it very unlikely I actually got warts? I also read they usually go around opening/inner labia and not around pubic hair. I dont smoke, drink, I started going to a gym in May. Im healthy.
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When you go in to see your obgyn, insist on a biopsy. It's the only way to know definitively. Do not let yourself be talked out of it. Until the results come back, don't worry anymore about hpv. If the results come back confirming hpv, post here and I'll talk you down from your ledge. Best wishes on the results.
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Thanks for that. I will do so unless the gyne says its nothing. I saw 1-2 of the bumps today had a hair sticking out of the middle which leads me to think it may not be warts.

I am a bit confused about incubation times. Dr HH says on here in old posts that you can break out a few months after exposure, up to 2 years. But he also said 50% will likely deal with virus in a few months after infection, 90% cleared in 2 years.
Im wondering how you can get outbreaks several years later if your body is likely dealing with it once infected?
I'm not sure how, but one thing seems to be clear. The science is lacking in some respects. Keeping in mind just how many different strains of wart causing hpv there are coupled with all the different individual immune systems and then the millions and millions of people who get it, it makes more sense that they're is a wide range of incubation and clearance times. Additionally, some strains are less common so that is an added variable.
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Small update: i have been putting a warm compress and polysporin on a very tiny bump i had in the upper area of my outer labia. It seemed to completely flatten out after a few days and now I can barely see where it was.

I tried that again on some similar bumps along my right bikini line. Another very tiny bump seems to be completely gone, i cant see where it was. I will keep trying it for a few days but im hoping this means it may be enlarged sebaceous bumps.

My gyne appt is on sept 10th. Will keep you updated. Hoping for good news.
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UPDATE: great news I went to the gyne. He did the vinegar test, he put it on the bumps. They did not turn white.
He said warts will usually turn white and look like cauliflower. He said he thinks its enlarged hair follicle or oil glands.

Also he said if they get bigger or multiply to come back. He said warts will often get bigger. Mine seemed to have shrunk a bit since I switched soaps and tried hot compresses.

He said I can book a colposcopy which is where they look with a large magnifying camera. But he didnt think it was necessary.
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Congratulations! Stay healthy

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