Re: Genital warts- question for females
Not all warts look like cauliflower. Some warts can look like little flesh-colored pieces of skin sticking off ("skin tags" is a common benign condition totally unrelated to HPV, but if you search for it, it will give you an idea of what mild warts can look like).
Genital warts DO tend to have a characteristic appearance, and they are pretty common, so your doctor was probably correct in his diagnosis. I applaud you for getting a second opinion though! When you see the next doctor, you may want to ask him what they are if they are not genital warts. Having an answer might make you feel less anxious.
There is no reason for you to feel disgusting. HPV is very,very common (most people have it at some point in their lives, many never know they had it). Just like a cold or flu, it's only a virus, it says nothing about you. And, unless I'm misinterpreting things, you've only ever been with one person, so that person must have given it to you, and I'm willing to bet you don't think of them as disgusting or diseased.
Maybe this will also help you to think of things a different way -- low-risk HPV is only a cosmetic problem! It doesn't do anything at all to your actual health, so your life can go on just the same as it was before. Good luck!