Thank you for responding! I was diagnosed when I was 17 and I am now For some reason, my immune system hasn't grasped onto surpressing the virus. I don't know why and it's disheartening because I'm a constant worrier about things like this and sexual health. I've been taking echinachea on and off through out the years but never really stuck to it routinely.. From what I've noticed in the past, I only had like one or two tiny ones show up on seperate occassions in the past 5 years.
I'm trying to tackle that now and stick to taking my vitamins religiously every day. My dr said I may have been exposed to another hpv because "the warts shouldn't be a problem still". So, maybe my partner has already been exposed to hpv before me and has now passed that new one to me? I have no idea. She treated me earlier this month for a few small warts with the acid and I've had a few other tiny ones show up around the same area..
But now I also have another tiny one.. They never really hurt at all.. Do you know if I should be washing myself in any particular way?
Especially when I have an outbreak? How come they say not to touch them because they will spread? STI's are so confusing to me! You may very well have been exposed to another genital wart strain since your last.
I am surprised you say your boyfriend has not shown any signs of warts but not everybody shows symptoms. Did your DR bio the warts to make sure they are indeed warts? With washing i personally have not read anything saying anyting in particular. They are not spread by sex as it is believed that the whole genital area is infected and therefore you cannot spread the warts as the areas are already infected.
I've just gone to 3 doctors in my time with the supposed warts and they've all just looked at them and said that's indeed what they are. I guess detecting hpv in my pap smears, has backed that up for them as well. So they never said anything to me about questioning if they really are warts or not. Thank you for all the other information!! It's helped me a lot.