How does a gynecologist check for genital warts?

How does a gynecologist check for genital warts?

The visual exam and the speculum exam are the most important for diagnosing genital warts. Sometimes a doctor may use a magnifying source or colposcope to see some areas more clearly. Some doctors may use an acetowhite test to make the warts more visible.

How do you test for genital warts?

Diagnosis and Tests

  1. Pelvic exam: A woman may get a Pap test as part of a pelvic exam to check for cervical changes caused by genital warts.
  2. Blood tests: Your provider may test for other STDs often associated with genital warts.
  3. Anal exam: Your provider uses a device called an anoscope to look inside the anus for warts.

Can a Pap test can diagnose genital HPV in females?

They never develop symptoms or health problems from it. Some people find out they have HPV when they get genital warts. Women may find out they have HPV when they get an abnormal Pap test result (during cervical cancer screening).

Who can diagnose genital warts?

People often feel embarrassed by growths in their genital area and do not see a doctor. But seeing a dermatologist can provide peace of mind because you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A dermatologist can diagnose genital warts by examining the warts during an office visit.

Does gynecologist treat HPV?

Treatment for HPV in the cervix If you have an abnormal HPV or Pap test, your gynecologist will perform a procedure called a colposcopy. Using an instrument that provides a magnified view of the cervix (colposcope), your doctor will look closely at the cervix and take samples (biopsy) of any areas that look abnormal.

Do genital warts show up on STD test?

Your doctor will examine you or take a biopsy (a sample of the wart) to see if you have genital warts. They might draw a blood sample to test for HIV and syphilis. Depending on the results, they may also refer you to a specialist for further testing.

What does it mean if HPV is detected on Pap smear?

If you get a positive HPV test, your physician has detected one or more high risk strains of the virus on the Pap test of your cervix. If the virus stays with you for a long time, it can cause cell changes that can lead to several types of cancer.

How long does it take for HPV to show up on a Pap smear?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection Some types of HPV cause cell changes to the cervix that can cause an abnormal Pap test. When symptoms do develop, they usually occur 2 to 3 months after infection. But symptoms have been known to occur from 3 weeks to many years after infection.

Does genital warts show up on STD test?

Should I see a dermatologist or gynecologist for genital warts?

If you want to treat your genital warts, it is best to see a dermatologist. You should not use a wart medicine that you can buy without a prescription. These medicines treat other types of warts. Genital warts require different treatments.