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What follow-up care is necessary after treatment for genital warts?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are some steps you should take after being diagnosed with genital warts. In some cases, treatment won't be necessary and the warts should go away by themselves. In other cases, your doctor may recommend certain medications or surgical procedures to treat genital warts. You should tell any sex partners that you're being treated for genital warts, so they can get tested and treated if necessary. Remember that the virus that causes genital warts doesn't always go away even after treatment, so always use condoms. Women should also get regular Pap tests to make sure there aren't any internal abnormalities.

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