What are the Genital Warts Testing Methods?

October 29, 2009 by admin 

There are many ways to go about Genital Warts testing. The most common of them would be the simple visual examination. You must be aware that this testing method is not 100% accurate. This due to the fact that this Genital Warts testing method relies heavily on the fact that there will be physical signs visible to the naked eyes which is not always the case.

In the case you do not have any physical sign of Genital Warts but you still suspect you might have some there a re other genital warts testing methods available.

You see some genital warts can appear as small lesions on the infected area. They can be red, large and gathered in clusters. They can also have a cauliflower like appearance. On the other hand some warts can be flat and almost invisible to the naked eye.

In the case that they are almost invisible to the eye, the physician will take into account your other symptoms. Other methods of genital warts testing will be used. One technique requires daubing a small amount of vinegar on the affected area. If you are infected the warts will turn white. These genital warts testing method can of course only be accomplish if the warts are on the outside genital area. For parts like the vagina or the cervix, other genital warts testing methods must be used.

One of those methods is called a Pap smear. This kind of test should perform on a regular basis for anyone, but if you are infected by genital warts, those tests should be performed very three months, even if you don’t suffer from the infection anymore. If you have three consecutive good result you may consider taking those test on a more normal routine, but still you should continue having them performed.

Another common genital warts testing method is called the colposcopic exam. This method is performed by using a speculum to part the walls of the vagina. Than an Acetic acid is then applied to the affected area. If there are some red spot visible after the application, a special dye will be applied to those suspects area. In the case the dye does not take, a sample will be taken and sent for genital warts testing.

This article only enumerates a few of the possible genital warts testing methods available to you. If you are interested in finding out more about genital warts testing I would advise you to consult your physician or family doctor.


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