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 Post subject: treatment, etc
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:06 am 

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I went to my doctor and she's not sure that what I have is HPV. First, what other conidtions might I have? I am pretty sure it's not a vaginal molloscum (it doesn't fit anything I've read about). What else might it be? Should I be concerned and have it biopsied? She didn't suggest that.

Secondly, she suggests putting acid on it to make it go away. There is only one "wart" but it's on some pretty sensitive skin. Is this the best option? I 'd like to get rid of it as quickly as possible....what other treatment options are available?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:14 am 

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Burning it off with acid is very effective and quick.

She doesn't want to cut it off and send it to the lab to see what it really is if she isn't sure what it is? Perhaps you want a 2nd opinion from a dermatologist in this case?

betsy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:19 am 

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Thanks for the reply, Betsy.

She has been very nonchalant about the whole thing, and seems very unconcerned.

If I seek a second opinion, how do I navigate that with my own doctor? Do I ask her to refer me to someone? Will this offend her?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:57 pm 

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A dermatologist is a good 2nd opinion. She won't be offended if you ask for a consult to one or if you don't need your regular provider to give you the consult for insurance purposes, just pick one and make an appointment.

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