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Genital Warts Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • What other medical conditions do you have?
  • Are you pregnant or do you plan to become pregnant? (for women)
  • Are you still having symptoms or visible warts?
  • Have you been using your medicine as directed?
  • When was your last Pap test and pelvic exam? (for women)
  • What are your symptoms? Are you noticing them only on your genitals or other places, such as the area around your anus?
  • When did you first notice these symptoms?
  • Do you practice safe sex with a condom every time you have intercourse?
  • Has your partner(s) been tested for STDs?
  • Have you ever had an STD?
  • Have you received the HPV vaccination?
  • What side effects are you experiencing with your genital warts medicine?
  • What is your main concern about a genital warts diagnosis?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have genital warts?
  • Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  • How do you diagnose genital warts?
  • What treatments are available for genital warts?
  • What are the potential complications of genital warts?
  • Am I always contagious? How can I protect my partner from getting genital warts?
  • How long does it take to get rid of a genital wart outbreak?
  • Can genital warts come back?
  • Should I have tests for other STDs?
  • Should I still get the HPV vaccine?
  • What screening do I need for complications of genital warts?
  • Is there another treatment that would work better or with fewer side effects?
  • Are my new or different symptoms related to my genital warts?
  • What is the best treatment for my genital warts?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Mar 14
  1. Anogenital Warts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/warts.htm
  2. Genital Warts. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355240


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