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Genital warts/vaginal skin tags....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 15, 2011
  • 03:43 AM

So I went to the doctor last week and I showed her something that I found "down there". She right away said that it was a condyloma or "genital wart" I started to panic and cried. She didn't hesitate at all when she said it was genital warts. She swabbed it then sent it off for HPV testing. She was very adamant about it being genital warts and HPV, she just wanted to see what type of HPV. I got the results back and they were negative. The nurse told me that it's probably "skin tags". The nurse obviously decided to "diagnose" me before she even spoke to the doctor. I was relieved but upset because they had me sooo worried the last few days and now they are like "Oh, it's nothing". To me they don't look like skin tags, and why would skin tags grow inside the vagina. I am waiting to go back in 3 weeks to get a biopsy but I might change doctors. I love my doctor but she made me so concerned. To me she shouldn't have jumped to conclusions and been so sure...... Any input? It's growing in like lines or small bumps. There are MULTIPLE but aren't that big, they are fleshed colored. There are a few clusters where the bumps are maybe 1 to 2 mm. No stupid comments please.... :(

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  • They probably are condylomas. But you should understand that to a dr a condyloma by itself doesn't mean anything dangerous, and that might be the reason she didn't realize the fear you felt.It is the specific type of HPV that caused the condylomas which concerns the dr. Some types of HPV are dangerous, but most are not. And since there are numerous types of HPV, the clinician only screen for a few HPV types which are known, or at least suspected, to be dangerous.
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