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Genital warts Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Genital warts. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. Where in the genital region are the warts (condyloma acuminate)?

    Why: e.g. vulva, vagina, clitoris, cervix, around the anus, penis, scrotum.

  2. Have you had any previous genital warts?

    Why: genital warts recur even after appropriate therapy in a high percentage of patients. If left untreated genital warts may resolve on their own, remain unchanged, or grow.

  3. Have you ever had a pap smear of the cervix? If so, have you ever had an abnormal pap smear and when was the last pap smear?

    Why: Genital warts are caused by one or more types of human papilloma virus (HPV), most commonly 6 and 11, but sometimes types 16, 18, 31 and 33. The importance of HPV infection is that types 16,18, 31 and 33 are involved with the development of cervical cancer, vulval cancer and penile cancer. The risk of cervical cancer developing from vulval warts is small.

  4. Sexual history?

    Why: The human papilloma virus that causes warts is usually (but not always) transmitted sexually. HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in developed countries.

  5. Local itching or burning?

    Why: In most cases, the genital warts are without symptoms but some people complain of local itching and burning.

  6. Pain with intercourse?

    Why: may occur if the warts involve the entrance to the vagina.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Genital warts:

The following list of conditions have 'Genital warts' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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