For Genital Lesions: Show While You Tell

April 1, 2007

It is sometimes difficult for women with genital warts to visualize their lesions. Offer patients a hand-held mirror so that they can see what the lesions look like, and recommend that they use a similar mirror at home to monitor the lesions' size and number.

 

It is sometimes difficult for women with genital warts to visualize their lesions. Offer patients a hand-held mirror so that they can see what the lesions look like, and recommend that they use a similar mirror at home to monitor the lesions' size and number. This is especially important when a conservative treatment approach is chosen. The mirror can also be used to teach vaginal self-examination.
- Tysha S. Holmes, PA-C
  Columbia, SC

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