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I am 40 in a 4 year relationship one person..and just got Genital

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I am 40 in a 4 year relationship one person..and just got Genital warts.
Did I get them from current partner?
Does this mean she was unfaithful
I remember 7 or 8 years ago having something similar there also..but it went in time itself.
Recently I have been on anti biotic for nose and ear which would have lowered my immune system..would this be a factor?
Or can you carry this HPV virus for years and warts appear anytime etc..
Is it possible I have the virus dormant myself.
We have absatained from sex minute I saw warts..what chance is she infected?
We have unprotected sex.
Really panicking as suppose to marry this girl and have kids..and have all insecurities about myself now and her..
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Give me a moment as I read your stem fully and carefully.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Did I get them from current partner?
That is a possibility.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

However you should remember that your partner may not have cheated with you and may have got it decades earlier.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

HPV can stay in the body for a long period of time without causing any symptoms and can be transmitted from one person to the other during this period of time.

Customer:

are you answering?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Another thing to keep in mind is that you may have had this in your body for many years and may just have had this outbreak.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Did you get my posts above?

Customer:

yes so I could have this more than 5 years in body you are saying?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Customer:

I have had warts on hand and verrucas before etc...and had I thought a spot on penis before maybe wart...but it went....so it maybe she has no infection?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes that is a possibility

Customer:

so how is it treated please? will it re occur...?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There is no cure for the HPV but the wart can be treated.

Customer:

Can we have unprotected sex again sometime? in the future as trying for baby? Whats the re occurrence possibility?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that firstly both of you should get tested.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If both of you are positive then its okay you can have unprotected sex without any issues.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you are positive and she is negative then you can have unprotected sex at the risk of transmission.

Customer:

What is the treatment for warts genital then.

Customer:

how long does it take to go etc..on average..they are very small..and only 3

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There are many treatment options.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

such as imiquimod

Customer:

I want to be sure I have right information to explain to partner.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

podophyllin

Customer:

so I am right saying I could have this long before I met her..if she not infected?

Customer:

even at 40

Customer:

she is 27

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy).Electrocautery

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you could have had this long before.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You could have had this for years without knowing it

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

Is re occurrence major with these please?

Customer:

or can it be decade again before I see anything or never

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Recurrence is possible yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may or may not happen

Customer:

no way to tell?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So no one can say for sure

Dr. Shahzad MD :

no way to tell

Customer:

is their anything I can do to help not have this?

Customer:

I am stressed...not active exercise after antibiotic I read immune system a lot to do with outbreaks.?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you are right

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Immune system does have a lot to do with this.

Customer:

One last question to clear my mind....if we both go to clinic...is their anyway a GUM clinic can tell exactly how you got this and when? eg: time frame..as in she is negative I am positive...and they say well a year ago...then you understand? then she believes I cheated etc...

Customer:

or is it something just happens and no test can prove how long or when I got HPV?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

is their anyway a GUM clinic can tell exactly how you got this and when?
Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sorry

Dr. Shahzad MD :

there is no way to know how you got this

Customer:

which is it explain please?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and when you got this

Dr. Shahzad MD :

there is no way to know exactly when and how you got it

Dr. Shahzad MD :

One thing that can be done is an IgG and IgM antibodies. If IgM is positive it means recent infection in the last few weeks.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If IgG is positive then you cannot tell when you got it or how you got it.

Customer:

do they do this at gum clinics?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Customer:

so I understand if she is IGM negative...and I am IGM positive it means I got it recently elsewhere?

Customer:

she would think then I was with someone else?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you have not slept out or cheated then you have nothing to worry about.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will not have the IgM positive

Customer:

I did oral uncovered and sex with condom? panicking now I am going to loose her.

Customer:

with female

Customer:

I made a mistake..and am panicking now I will loose everythign

Customer:

everything

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The best thing to do is to be honest with her if thats possible.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and apologize.

Customer:

well they can only tell me isn't it I am iGm positive as we are going separate?

Customer:

is that true? they cant tell her?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

They will only tell you.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its up to you to share the reports.

Customer:

SO if I am and say its IgG then no way of telling it just happened? or when she gets results will they tell her how??? from me?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Well its up to you two to share the results with each other.

Customer:

but what I am asking is their anyway she will know how?

Customer:

if I don't share?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No

Customer:

you positive?

Customer:

please

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Customer:

thank you peace of mind for now.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your should ask the treating doctor or the lab to keep results confidential.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just to make sure.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But I am sure they will.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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