An STD that Can Be Found By a Simple Pelvic Exam

Many women don’t realize that over 400,000 people in the US today have the STD that is genital warts.

Over 150 types of HPV exist, and many are aware of the types that cause cervical cancer, but not the types that cause genital warts.

A simple pelvic exam may reveal a genital wart that you have had, unrecognized for many years.

Even a HPV caused genital wart, also known as a condyloma, that has sat around for a long time can spread to other parts of your body, and infect your partner.

Since genital warts can be passed by sexual contact they are an STD, and they can be identified by actual inspection of the vulvar or vaginal tissue on a simple pelvic examination.

Ideally you would get a pelvic examination once a year with your gyno. Call for an appointment, 217-356-3736.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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