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How quickly would a genital wart grow from the first sign of it appearing? I have read that they continue to grow and if a bump that suddenly appears stays the same size, it is probably not a wart.

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It really depends on your immune system, you can have HPV for years and it not be active until you get really sick, stressed ect. They can get big or stay small, you can have them removed as well, and most HPV cases will clear on their own with in 2 years.
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Thanks. I am asking because I went to 2 doctors about a red bump on the end of my penis. It just showed up and was there for less than 2 days. My regular Doc said it didn't look like anything, but I went for a second opinion. The second Doc is a Derm who specializes in wart removal. He looked at it and right away suggested it could be a wart and encouraged burning it off. I asked him if hes positive and he said it could be. Since I was there, I had him zap it just in case. I also have to other small bumps that I had not noticed until recently, but they didn't look anything like the bump the Derm burned off. He didn't even notice them. I'm not convinced the first bump was a wart and it seemed he was really pushy to get rid of it for the money's sake. But, in the end I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. Any thoughts on the other 2 small bumps? They are on the very edge of the glans, almost invisible when erect. Just confused. The red bump was closer to the tip. Arghhhhh...

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