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Can genital warts really lie dormant for years?

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Louise000000 Wed 15-Jul-20 18:05:40

Sorry to anyone who has read my other post in relation to my stbxh yesterday, but everything is now being churned up for me and one thing that keeps playing on my mind is 8 years into the relationship with my husband he had to get treated for genital warts.
He said the gp says they can lie dormant for years. Now I'm questioning everything.
There was also a situation when I found pictures of his penis in his deleted folder on his phone. One explanation he gave was that he took them for himself and another time he said he had taken them to send to me.
Sounds so dodgy thinking back now, if it was a friend telling me I'd be suspicious!!

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Whathewhatnow Wed 15-Jul-20 18:19:04

Dick pics are never, ever, ever going to be innocent. You know that.

I mean, warts can lie dormant for years but in this situation?? Nope.

Well done for making him an ex. flowers

Whathewhatnow Wed 15-Jul-20 18:21:16

Honestly what the bloody hell is it with dick pics?? They were never a feature of dating or sex lives till a decade ago. I dont want to see someone's cock! .. anyway, digression, but really?? Really? Is that what you think I want to see? No.

LM1991 Wed 15-Jul-20 18:49:36

Yes they can lie dormant.
Bit odd about the dick pics if he's never actually sent you any?
I would let it slide but I would keep an eye open for any suspicious activity

LM1991 Wed 15-Jul-20 18:49:43

Yes they can lie dormant.
Bit odd about the dick pics if he's never actually sent you any?
I would let it slide but I would keep an eye open for any suspicious activity

danni0509 Wed 15-Jul-20 18:58:54

Yep they deffo can lie dormant. You can also get flare ups years after an outbreak.

thisstooshallpass Wed 15-Jul-20 19:02:31

I read they go undetected because we don't inspect our genitals as much as we should do, and, we don't really know what we are looking for?

HelpMeh Wed 15-Jul-20 19:06:43

Genital warts and herpes can lie dormant. Dick pics generally don't.

Louise000000 Wed 15-Jul-20 19:14:23

Well he's stbxh so I'm just going back through things.
Yea the dick pics are weird, it's the 2 different explanations too confused

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whiplashy Wed 15-Jul-20 19:30:25

Yes

mindutopia Wed 15-Jul-20 21:20:24

I work in sexual health. Yes, they absolutely can. They are often fairly hard to notice unless you are really in tune with your genitals. It's normal to get an initial ish outbreak. But then they can go away and pop up 5, 10 whatever years later. The dick pics on the other hand.... hmm

Choppedupapple Wed 15-Jul-20 22:14:03

Did he ever send you dick pics?

Louise000000 Wed 15-Jul-20 22:46:58

@Choppedupapple never!

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