NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Warts Specialist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical is skilled in offering women the most comprehensive array of care options, including well-woman exams and contraception counseling and treatment to help women from throughout New York City take control of their health and wellness at every stage of life.

Warts Q & A

How can I tell if I have vaginal warts?

Vaginal warts usually appear as whitish, grayish or flesh-colored bumps in or near the vagina, but because of their location, they can be difficult to spot. They can also cause mild soreness or itching. The best way to determine if you have warts is to have regular gynecological exams with a Pap test to look for signs of warts. If a suspicious lesion is identified, a small tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken for additional evaluation. An in-office diagnostic exam called colposcopy may also be used to examine abnormal areas of your vagina and cervix using magnification.

What causes vaginal warts?

Warts are caused by a virus called HPV (human papilloma virus) that's transmitted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. They can be transmitted during vaginal, anal or oral intercourse. Only a few types of HPV can cause warts; most HPV infections clear up on their own without causing warts

How are vaginal warts treated?

Warts can be treated with topical medication or removed with cautery (heat), freezing, or minimally-invasive surgical methods to remove the wart tissue. Even after removal, the virus can cause additional warts to appear, so regular exams are very important.

How can I prevent passing warts to a sexual partner?

First, you should be open with your partner about your infection just as you would want your partner to be honest with you. Vaginal warts are not uncommon, and they can be managed. The best way to prevent transmission is to use a condom each time you have sex. If you or your partner notices a bump on or near the genital area or mouth, a medical evaluation should be scheduled right away. In some cases, vaccinations may be helpful in preventing warts, especially in people who have not been sexually active.


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    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

    Melissa W.
  • Yelp

    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

    Kara H.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

    Ann T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

    Stacey F.
  • Yelp

    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

    Johanna P.
  • Yelp

    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
  • Yelp

    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
  • Yelp

    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

    Verified Patient
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