Prevention and Treatment of Frequent Genital Wart Re-Appearance After Treatment

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger

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How to Prevent Frequent Recurrence of Genital Warts?

Are you frustrated after numerous failed treatments for genital warts? Do your genital warts keep coming back? Doctors don’t completely understand why genital warts recur often in some people and not in others. Some of the known risk factors for recurrent genital warts include:

  • Poor diet or malnutrition
  • Smoking
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Lack of circumcision
  • Weak immune system
  • History of other STIs
  • A large number of lifetime sexual partners

If genital warts have been treated with medications (creams), remember this treatment is not effective for everyone. It is also possible that the incomplete removal of genital warts is leading to frequent recurrences. Some treatments are more effective than others. For instance, surgical excision is more likely to leave you wart-free than other partially effective therapies.

Genital Wart Removal in NYC

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day genital wart removal. Schedule an appointment today.

We also perform comprehensive STD testing for other infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance.  Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online.  

HPV Vaccination to Prevent Genital Warts

You can reduce the risk of HPV infection by getting vaccinated with the HPV vaccine called Gardasil-9. At New York Urology Specialists, Gardasil-9 is recommended to people between the ages of 12 and 45 years old. The vaccine is most effective when it is given long before a person becomes sexually active.

HPV Vaccination in Men and Women Over Age 45

However, the vaccine may have benefits in older men and women over age 45 who have had a limited number of sexual partners. Age is a proxy for the number of sexual partners. Gardasil-9 is most effective in people who have not yet become sexually active or have had only a few sexual partners. However, it may also reduce the risk of genital warts and precancerous changes in older men and women with multiple sexual partners.

Studies corroborate the link between vaccine effectiveness and the number of sexual partners. The prevalence of both high-risk and low-risk HPV strains is reduced in men and women who are vaccinated with Gardasil-9. The results are better in teenagers (ages 14-19) compared to older individuals (ages 20-24). The vaccine is highly effective in reducing the risk of genital warts and precancerous lesions. Talk to an experienced doctor at New York Urology Specialists to find out whether you are eligible for Gardasil-9.

What do Genital Warts Look Like?

You can find pictures of genital warts as well as before and after treatment images in our genital wart image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists

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STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI).  We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause. 

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman with urinary problems and bladder control problems.   

We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern, effective, and proven treatment methods.  He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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