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If you are complaining about genital rash or similar symptoms, you should use Instant Consult to connect with a qualified doctor who will recommend an appropriate course of action

Can I Get a Genital Warts Test Online?

No, you cannot test for genital warts online. Diagnosing genital warts requires a visual and physical examination by a healthcare professional and sometimes a swab test to check for human papillomavirus (HPV). Some places may offer an online screening for genital warts, but it’s more of an initial consultation rather than a definitive diagnosis.

If you’re not sure, you can start by booking an online consultation with one of our AHPRA-accredited online doctors. We at Instant Consult understand that getting medical help for sexual health issues like genital warts can be daunting. Aside from the inconvenience of driving to a GP clinic, discussing STI symptoms with your doctor in person can sometimes be awkward.

With our telehealth services, you can talk to a fully qualified doctor from the comfort of your home or wherever you are in Australia. You can consult from your bedroom, inside your car, or anywhere you feel comfortable. Whether you’re looking for medical advice or need a genital warts test online referral, our doctors got you covered.

What Causes Genital Warts?

Genital warts is caused by certain types of HPV. This virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activities, including oral sex and unprotected sex.

While there are many types of HPV strains, only a few low-risk ones, such as HPV 6 and HPV 11, lead to the development of genital warts. However, not everyone infected with HPV will develop genital warts, as the immune system plays a key role in fighting off the virus. Some people’s immune systems can clear the virus naturally without any symptoms.

Note that while the HPV strains that cause genital warts are not typically associated with cancer, other high-risk strains can lead to more serious conditions like anal or cervical cancers. That’s why getting tested is crucial so any serious health conditions are addressed immediately.

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Common Symptoms of Genital Warts

First off, genital warts is a symptom of HPV infection, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). They can vary greatly in appearance and may not always be easy to spot. Here’s what to look out for:

  • Small bumps or growths: These can appear in the genital area, including the vulva, cervix, penis, scrotum, or around the anus. They might be tiny and difficult to see.
  • Clusters: Sometimes, genital warts group together, forming a shape that resembles a cauliflower.
  • Discomfort or itching: While not always painful, genital warts can cause discomfort or itching in the affected area.
  • Changes in colour: Warts may be the same colour as your skin or slightly darker.

It’s important to remember that symptoms can vary from person to person. Some might not notice any signs at all. So, if you suspect you have genital warts or have been exposed to HPV, it’s crucial to talk to a healthcare provider or visit a sexual health clinic.

What to Do If You Think You Have Genital Warts

As mentioned, diagnosing genital warts requires a physical examination and a swab test. If you think you have genital warts or have been exposed to a sexual partner with an HPV infection, here’s what you can do:

  • Don’t panic. Genital warts are a common condition and can be treated.
  • Avoid any sexual contact. This reduces the risk of spreading the infection to sexual partners.
  • See a healthcare provider. You can connect with our online doctors for an initial screening. Depending on your symptoms, they may refer you to a clinician or a sexual health specialist for a physical examination.
  • Get a genital warts test. In some cases, we may refer you to a testing centre or pathology services for a swab test to confirm the diagnosis and also rule out other STDs like herpes. Women may also have to undergo a Pap smear. This test checks the cervix for changes caused by HPV.

While genital warts are a treatable condition, early diagnosis is key to managing it effectively. So, if you think you have one or are at a high risk of contacting one, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor.

How Instant Consult Can Help

Instant Consult offers a convenient and confidential way to address concerns about genital warts. Here’s how our online doctors can help:

  • Medical Advice: Our telehealth consultation platform lets you get general medical advice at home or wherever you are most comfortable.
  • STI Test Referral: If needed, they can refer you for an STI test. This helps confirm the diagnosis and rule out other conditions. You can even schedule a follow-up consultation where our doctor can explain your results.
  • Specialist Referrals: If your case requires more specialised care, our doctors can refer you to a sexual health specialist too.
  • Online Prescriptions: This is especially helpful if you need quick relief from the itch and discomfort caused by the warts. You can receive prescriptions for topical creams without having to see a doctor in person.
  • Medical Certificates: This might be necessary if you need time off work to manage your condition.

To book a consultation, simply download the Instant Consult app or visit our website. Sign up or log in to your account. Then click on the “Request a Consult” button. One of our doctors will connect with you in 15 minutes. During the video call, you can receive medical advice, request for genital warts test referral, and more.

Genital Warts Treatment Options

If you tested positive for genital warts, treatment options typically include:

  • Topical Treatments: Creams like imiquimod, podophyllotoxin, and sinecatechins are applied directly to the warts. They help by boosting the immune system or destroying wart tissue.
  • Cryotherapy: This involves freezing warts with liquid nitrogen. It’s a quick procedure but might require several sessions.
  • Surgical Options: For larger or resistant warts, surgical removal might be recommended. This can be done through excision, laser therapy, or electrocautery.
  • Chemical Treatments: Certain chemicals can be applied by a healthcare provider to burn off the warts.

Also, you may want to consider getting an HPV vaccine to prevent future infections. Remember, protecting yourself and your partners plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of HPV and managing genital warts effectively. With the right care and precautions, you can manage this condition and maintain a healthy, active life.

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