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Online genital warts diagnosis.

Have you found small lumps on your genitals? Connect with a doctor for a genital warts diagnosis at a time that suits you at Tia Health.

Access the answers and health care you need, when you need it.

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man talking to doctor online about genital warts

Online genital warts diagnosis.

Have you found small lumps on your genitals? Connect with a doctor for a genital warts diagnosis at a time that suits you at Tia Health.

Access the answers and health care you need, when you need it.

Book now

What are genital warts?

Genital warts are the most common STI , and are characterized by the growth of small bumps on the genitals. They are caused by a low-risk strain of the Human papillomavirus (HPV). More high-risk strains of HPV can lead to cancer, or cervical dysplasia. Both men and women can contract genital warts, however they are more serious in women because of the cancerous complications of the virus.

What are genital warts?

Genital warts are the most common STI , and are characterized by the growth of small bumps on the genitals. They are caused by a low-risk strain of the Human papillomavirus (HPV). More high-risk strains of HPV can lead to cancer, or cervical dysplasia. Both men and women can contract genital warts, however they are more serious in women because of the cancerous complications of the virus.

man speaking to doctor about genital warts

A genital warts diagnosis may be likely if you are experiencing more than one of these symptoms, and you should visit your doctor:

  • Appearance of lumps or swellings on the genitals which may look like a cauliflower on the top

  • Genital itching or discomfort

  • Bleeding during intercourse

  • Unusual vaginal discharge

Where do genital warts grow in women?

Females may discover genital warts in the following locations:

  • Inside or outside the anus or vagina
  • On the vulva
  • On the vaginal walls
  • On the cervix

They can also grow in your throat or mouth if you have had oral sex with an infected individual.

Where do genital warts grow in men?

Males may discover genital warts in the following locations:

  • Around the anus
  • On the tip or shaft of the penis
  • On the scrotum

They can also grow in your throat or mouth if you have had oral sex with an infected individual.

Are certain people more at risk of getting a genital warts diagnosis?

Yes, the following are risk factors for developing genital warts:

  • Being under 30
  • Being sexually active
  • Having unprotected sex
  • Having multiple sexual partners
  • Having another STI
  • Smoking
  • If your mother had genital warts during childbirth
  • Having a weakened immune system

How can I prevent getting genital warts?

The best methods for preventing a genital warts diagnosis are:

  • Practice safe sex and always use condoms.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners
  • Get the vaccine

When should I see a doctor to help with an online genital warts diagnosis?

If you are experiencing any symptoms, then it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

Are genital warts serious?

No, genital warts are not serious, but the condition is linked to serious complications. These include:

  • Cervical cancer especially is known to be closely linked to the genital HPV infection. Other cancers associated with HPV are vulva, anus, mouth, throat, and penis. For women, regular PAP tests are important for picking up on any abnormalities.
  • Side effects for pregnant women. These can be difficulties such as making it hard to urinate, inhibiting the stretching of vaginal tissues for childbirth, or excessive bleeding.

How common are genital warts?

Very. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of individuals will get the genital HPV infection at some time over the course of their life.

What treatments are available for genital warts?

There is no treatment for the virus, however there are a number of treatments that can eliminate the genital warts. Options include:

  • Medications or creams. There are different options available that are designed to either destroy the genital wart tissue, boost the immune system to fight the warts, or burn the warts off.
  • Freezing. Liquid nitrogen is used to form a blister around the wart and destroy it.
  • Electrocautery. Where an electrical current is used to burn off the warts.
  • Surgery. You will be placed under anesthesia, and the doctor will remove the warts using tools.
  • Laser treatments. This option uses an intense beam of light to get rid of the warts.

How do I prepare for my online appointment?

You can help the online doctor by noting down any concerns and answers in advance, along with any items relating to your sexual and medical history they should be aware of.

What will my online appointment be like?

Appointments usually take between five to thirty minutes depending on the individual need. The online doctor will ask for a description of your symptoms. This will allow them to determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment or a visit to a physical clinic.

How booking works.

“How do I connect with an online doctor about genital warts?”

Our virtual clinic is designed to provide you with secure, trusted and easy access to the advice and care you need when you need it.

Here is how to book an appointment:

Here is how to book an appointment:

Skip the waiting room and book a virtual clinic appointment instead

Step 1

Select which doctor you would like to see and whether you prefer a phone or video call. We have a variety of male and female doctors available to help you in several languages.

Step 2

Attend your virtual appointment from the comfort of your own home using your chosen method of communication. We do not require you to download any apps or programs.

Step 3

Receive guidance and genital wart treatment recommendations from the medical specialist. The doctor can share any necessary prescriptions with your chosen pharmacy, and you can opt to have medication delivered to your home for free or can collect in-person if preferred.

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Telehealth services are covered by the provincial health plans in British Columbia (MSP), Alberta (AHCIP), and Ontario (OHIP) but not currently in other provinces (check back soon as this is changing). Patients with valid coverage in these provinces will not be charged for their telehealth service. Patients in other provinces will receive a receipt that may be reimbursed through a health spending account or other extended/private insurance. If no coverage is available to you, then appointment pricing ranges depending on the appointment type you select. There are no time-based fees or additional fees if an appointment lasts longer than expected.
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