Aldara risks

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Avatar n tn I was seeing a dermatologist, he biopsied the larger wart and prescribed Aldara, which took forever, but eventually worked (by ~May). So I thought I was done... Then I moved after graduating college. Noticed another brown raised wart on my scrotum, as well as a flesh colored raised area on the ring that joins the head of my penis to the shaft. I went to a new doctor and opted for a urologist. His bedside manner was rushed and inconsiderate, and I don't think he knew too much of warts.
Avatar n tn I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced these symptoms and there personal opinion on whether or not they think I have this. I do have a history of HPV with 2 small genital warts about 3 years ago which cleared up with Aldara.
Avatar n tn we have not had intercourese or exchanged any bodily fluids other then kissing. I wanted to know the risks of all types of physical contact ( mutual masterbation and oral stimulation). and if there are things I should just completly avoid and exactly what the risk is to me.
Avatar n tn i would continue with the Aldara,u have to rid urself of these warts!these are only external correct?chances of passing to child nil if their on the outside and corrected i believe.there is a gal who posted awhile back that she has internal warts...owee!has 2 get them outta there!i have a very good taking a cardio class and am going to get my immune system back 2 tiptop shape.And u can do this 2!It is good u have a good partner...thats a rarity in these times it seems....
Avatar m tn She started me on Aldara which is terrible but somewhat bearable. I take frequent breaks between applications because I can get so sensitive from it. The last time I used it (about 3 weeks ago now) I had (what I thought) to be a terrible reaction to Aldara: I had a low grade fever, nausea, dizziness, and many open ulcers that formed "down there". I cried and dreaded every time I had to urinate because it hurt so badly.
Avatar n tn I'm thankful that it isn't posing any health risks to me though and my boyfriend has been very supportive. I just feel resentful...period...even though I know I can't really blame anyone. I just want to get rid of them...and have sex again! It's been so long andhe's been so patient but it's getting to be very hard. Thank you for your input once again.
Avatar f tn Hi Grace, she did a pap test for HPV testing and she prescribed aldara. HPV testing is so expensive, i dont know if there's a test for herpes as well here too. I am afraid I will be deported. And I am in a muslim country. They did blood test, but the nurse just told me CBC, they can't detect any disease such as herpes or HIV?
Avatar n tn Any additional treatment recommendations to reduce the recurrence? Aldara? any risks associated with it? Ultra sound? Effectiveness? Anyone have stats of recurrence and time periods? I have heard that 6-24 months is the expected period of time with age making it a little longer.... Not really too bothered by it, just minorly frustrating to think its all clear and then see 1 pop up again...
Avatar n tn I understand the condition, the risks, and the overall prognosis. My main questions for you are about Aldara. I've read that some of the side effects can be quite bad, causing serious irritation to the point of ulceration in some cases. What should I expect? Also, the biopsy of one of the lesions was only taken less than a week ago and I'm still healing--the stitch has not even fallen away. So do you think I should wait until the biopsied area has fully healed?
4437866 tn?1388123224 I myself have warts as well and still treating it with aldara for 3x a day, but since you're pregnant, i dont know if it's advisable for you to use it since aldara is a strong treatment for genital warts. Have you tried to go to another doctor for second opinion since your doctor doesn't want to take action for it?Just try to go to another doctor so you will know what to do with it since your doctor is not giving you any information about HPV.
Avatar n tn We all face risks in life, such as a decision to drive on the freeways. We use seatbelts and avoid drugs and alcohol before we go on the road, but we still drive and accept the remaining risk of injury and death. So with HPV (and other STDs): reasonable, common sense approaches to safety make sense, but not to the point of completely giving up on sexual rewards. 2 and 3) You've got it right (with the correction "not" systemic).
Avatar n tn i had genital warts on my penis treated by surgery 2 years ago. Before surgery i had them for over a year. I started treating them with aldara cream and at first they seemed to go away after about 6 or 8 weeks maybe. But they came back. This time they were resistant to aldara and they got pretty big and ugly. my urologist said we shoudl do surgery and send for pathology just to rule out cancer. anyways, they came back as condyloma.
Avatar n tn i have gone 3 times to the doctor to have them frozen off.each time they have come back. i have used aldara twice but it didnt work at all.i have 6 warts. 5 of them r the size of the tip of the pen and 1 is the size of the opening of a straw.(they might be this small because i keep having them removed i havent let them grow.i have read that over 40 million peolpe r affected with hpv.however about only 1 % are affected with genital warts.
Avatar m tn Finally 5 years ago I did get rid of them with multiple burning sesions by my doctor and applying all sorts of medicines condilox ,aldara etc in my anus,and some natural oils that helped me alot. Now after all this torture I am still very worried if they come back that I will need to pass all this torture again and possibility to infect my wife as well.We are planning to have a baby.
Avatar f tn You can have them removed by your provider or you can try something like aldara cream for a few months to see if that helps. No way to know if you contracted hpv from your rape or from your current partner. You also should make sure that you had proper follow up for std testing after your rape. you have to wait 3 months after the incident for hiv and herpes testing. are you on the pill for your endo?
Avatar m tn Ever since then, they have returned every three or so years and go away after cryo and aldara. I have been vigilanant not to reexpose my wife. For 8 years I have lived on the edge, afraid that I will hurt her. Every year when her pap and HPV screen are negative I breath a sigh of relieve. This past December that streak came to an end. She has a great ob who we have kep in the loop the entire time since we discovered my issue.
Avatar m tn ) With larger numbers, freezing with liquid nitrogen is my second choice, and is often used in my STD clinic. Although imiquimod (Aldara) works, it is slower than the other methods. As for itching, I have no advice. Normally MC doesn't itch -- so perhaps that's not the correct diagnosis, or something else also is going on. Discuss this with the STD clinic whn you see them. It might be wise to keep the area as dry as possible most of the time, especially after treatment.
Avatar f tn Despite this fact, only a tiny minority of persons with HPV get the consequences of infection (primarily women and primarily cancer and pre-cancerous lesions and PAP smears, as you have been doing are a superb means of reducing risks for canncer). HPV is the most commonly acquired STD. Over 85% of sexually active women will have HPV infection at some time in their lives. The figure for men is less well studied but similar.
Avatar n tn I'm female, well past the age of 26. I take immunosuppressive drugs for a kidney transplant and had two HPV outbreaks 5 years ago, but haven't had an outbreak since then. I'm in committed, consensually nonmonogamous relationships with Fred (4 yrs) and George (1 yr). When George and I met, he told me he'd had genital warts for >6 months and was about start Aldara. After several months of no results he applied an OTC product (!
Avatar f tn I just recently confirm that the small lamp at my genital is a wart,, the doctor prescribed Aldara 3 times a week,, doing some research about genital warts,, if the warts gone is it still possible that Im still highly contagious to my bf? how long will I use Aldara? I was like so afraid after finding out that i got HPV. Every article I read says there is no cure for the disease it self,, its getting in my nerve ,, my bf dont know anything about it, Ive been trying to avoid sex with him.
Avatar f tn The best medicine is your immune system, because the immune system is the thing which ends up taking care of viruses since there really is no antiviral treatment out there. I say use the Aldara cream, ask your health care provider about it. You apply the cream to the affected spot 3x a week every other day for 16 weeks. Aldara is a immune system modifier, using your immune system to battle the virus itself.
Avatar f tn However, once pregnant, you'll need to tell your Ob about your past warts so she can be on the lookout for recurrence. Vaginal delivery in the presence of warts risks HPV infection of the baby's larynx, which sometimes is serious. But prevention is easy, although it sometimes means a cesarean section. I hope this information has been helpful. I suggest you also discuss all this with the doctor treating you, perhaps printing out this thread as a framework for discussion.
Avatar n tn You might have already been tested for HIV at that time.) But based on your sexual lifestyle and practices, your risks for HIV clearly are zero or close to it--and EBV, CMV, and other viruses (perhaps including some not even identified) are far more likely causes of that illness than HIV.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, I had a recurrence in early December 2009 and was again treated with surgical excision and given Aldara cream to use as prophylaxis. Recently, I had my annual gyne exam, and my gynecologist verified that she did not see any new lesions either. In an attempt to put my mind at ease over this whole ordeal, she agreed to run a HPV test that would also test for HPV types 6 and 11, (the results are not back yet).
801603 tn?1239573778 Hi, Yes right now the warts r visible in some areas. I was having them treated with the ointment aldara (i think it is called). My Gyno hasn't seemed too worried about them. Me i worry myself sick. I am figuring my sex life is over as of now. The Dr. and nurses seems to just say they go away on their own. Yes they do usually but, i am a very large woman which with their breeding ground is more potent with a larger woman. I just pray all the time.
Avatar m tn For example, you could speak to your doctor about podophyllin, podofilox (Condylox is the most common brand), imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara); or perhaps laser cautery or electrocautery. Another approach might be to continue to have them frozen, while also adding podofilox or imiquimod. "Do I have more aggressive strains of these viruses that makes them come back?" Probably not. No particular wart-causing HPV strains are believed to be inherently more aggressive than others.
Avatar m tn On the fifth day I went to a Dermatologist, he said it might be genital warts ( on the fifth day after exposure!!!) and prescribed Aldara 5% cream every day for 5 days, three days after that I returned for a follow up as things did not go any better. The Doctor said it is not warts nor Herpes for sure. He said it is Allergic Contact Dermatitis and gave me Topical corticosteroid 0.1% cream and Xyzal tablets.
Avatar m tn The UK expert told me that warts on dry surfaces such as penis and shaft respond less well to topical ointments such as podophollyxin and freezing TCA or aldara is best. But for moist surfaces topical ointments work fine. So don't despair if you think they aren't going ask your health care or GP for another type of treatment and they will eventually go. In terms of people worried about recurrence, I have found that doctors never like to say never after the 3 months.
Avatar n tn Since I saw my doctor (8-10 weeks ago) I've been using (off and on, not like I should be) Aldara for the warts, they seem to be disappearing but very slowly. Should I have these removed? I read that it can take up to 16 weeks for the warts to be gone. What type of doc should remove these? PCP or dermatologist? Can HPV be transmitted to new borns? my wife and are thinking of having a baby. I think that it's for now. This is a great forum! Thanks in advanced for your assistance!
Avatar n tn 50+ male being treated with Aldara for genital warts (HPV) Monogamous for 18 years of marriage; the same can be said of my wife. Promiscuous before marriage but was never aware of any signs of genital HPV. Wife has shown no signs. Life is currently very stressful: have not worked for 18 months; wife is unemployed; two children; working long hours as I start a business. Is my experience evidence of a reoccurrence? Can genital HPV resurface after 18+ years?