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Author Topic: Condyloma (Genital warts)  (Read 1016 times)

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Offline hoffnung

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Condyloma (Genital warts)
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:03:21 am »
Hello everyone

I'm going through quite an embarrassing problem and seek your advice if anyone has experienced anything similar. I've been diagnosed with Peri and intraanal condyloma (Internal and external warts). I'm scared of surgery and I keep reading that the recurrence rate is high, I hear that there are also other options such as Imiquimod cream, but I don't know. Has anyone here been through this before? Could you please advice me on what your experience was like and if you were left with scarring after the operation?

Any help is appreciated  :(

Thank you

 

Offline fabio

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 10:03:27 am »
Hello,I dealt with this right at the time I got diagnosed (it was how I found out I was hiv positive as well).
So I had a "giant condyloma" that was way up my behind and some stuff on the outside of my bum hole. As you can figure it was quite uncomfortable and I bled a lot,not to mention the whole trying to find a person who would operate me with this "rare" case of condyloma was difficult. I spent 4 months with this and it was so painful and I lost so much blood that I considered suicide back then. And I had to deal with hiv as well.
However,the best thing is to deal with this fast. The earlier you get rid of it the better. Of course,yours might not be as severe as mine,but judging by my experience if you deal with this now you can find the reocurence (if any happens) will be easier to deal with,because these start as small bumps if you do yearly tests and don't develop as fast.
My after surgery was a lot more difficult because as I said above it was quite huge and I couldn't go to the bathroom without stool softeners. Also I couldn't stand on my feet for 2 weeks because I had lost a lot of blood.
Now I am doing perfect,had no reocurence since then (it's been 2 or 3 years almost) and my bodily functions are ok,my hydraulics are great and I don't feel any weird discomfort any more.

Offline hoffnung

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 05:22:14 pm »
Fabio

Thank you so much for your reply snd sharing your experience. It really helps to know that someone else has been through this.

I'm still very scared about the surgery and I don't know what to expect :( :(

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 08:01:10 pm »
HI THERE,...

I had external warts removed through surgery, quite a while ago.  I can't remember when, but it may have been around 2006. It may have been sooner.

It was outpatient surgery, and I believe i was put completely out for this.

This was a response I made in this thread, from 2014 about my experience:

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=56799.msg661029#msg661029

Hey P,

Once again, I can only share my personal experiences,...

I only had the external warts.  I believe I had the surgery done on a Friday.  I returned to work on a Sunday night.  Honestly,  I wish I had taken at least 4 days off.

There was some bleeding, and a lot of discomfort, throughout those 4 to 5 days after surgery, which is why I doubled up on the underwear, and made sure I had sterile gauze strategically placed in the underwear to prevent seepage of any blood throughout the underwear and the  pants i was wearing. ( and thankfully, that didn't occur)

I had several clusters of external warts removed. I had nothing internally.


Besides the sit baths, get some moist wipes, to help after a bowel movement.  Those came in very handy. Also, stool softeners, for a few days to at least one week, after surgery.

Once the healing starts, it progresses each day very quickly !


Ray



It can be very uncomfortable for probably 4-5 days after surgery, But the outcome was great.

All these years later, I have not had them return !

Just type  WARTS into the search box, and you will get some more older threads on this subject.

Take care---Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 08:11:51 pm »

I just wanted to state that I only had surgery twice. I had Inguinal hernia surgery
done ( 2001) and removal of the warts. The hernia surgery was a cake walk compared to the wart surgery.

But once you have this done, you will feel great about yourself again ! And as I stated in the previous post, I've never had them return !!

Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 1/14/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of March 13,20,  Viral load remains <40

CD 4 @422 /  CD4 % @ 16 %

  
 68 years young.

Offline fabio

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2020, 06:52:42 am »
We're here for anything you want to talk about. It's a hard process to get through it alone.
How are you doing now? Do you have any difficulty or pain? Have you scheduled a treatment plan?

Offline Jackmydin

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Re: Condyloma (Genital warts)
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 03:35:16 am »
Thought I would share my experience in dealing with genital warts. I had kind for quite a while, because i never stick well with the imiquimod cream doc gave. It kind of burn my skin where I applied to even I followed the doc instructions. 2 or 3 times a week.

However if you want a quick removal, and don't mind a little pain, apple cider vinegar actually works pretty well. Usually the cream takes a good 16 weeks to complete the treatment. So what I did was acv to completely remove the obvious ones, then cream on till its gone. You have to be patience with the cream, first 4 to 5 weeks you wouldn't notice a difference for some people.

 


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