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How long does it take for HPV warts to show up after initial contact

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Few weeks: It can vary until they are visible .They could appear in a few weeks or even several months after contact.
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: Usually within 90 days of contact.
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Genital Warts: Although the majority of people infected with hpv never show any signs, some people will begin to start showing symptoms as little as 2 weeks after in ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Genital warts.: Not sure what you mean by "develop". If you see the hpv wart, it has developed. This usually happens 6 weeks to many months after exposure. The size v ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Unique to individual: The time gap between exposure to hpv and subsequent possible development of warts or precancerous changes is unique to each person and in part depends ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weeks: It can take several weeks after exposure. You will get genital warts if you have been exposed to the specific hpv strains that cause warts versus cer ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: They go away 4 a while & return. U should treat while active & avoid sex. Condoms help some but transmitting hpv is quite commonly still an issue. Abs ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: If you are lucky they will respond immediately to simple topical treatments. They can persist for months even with treatment and occasionally will re ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: warts are strange things. they can be there for months or years, then one day disappear. they can grow and multiply. you would have to be seen by doc ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
See below: The average incubation period starting with the sexual contact with an infected person is 2-3 months but can range from 1 to 20 months.The virus invad ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weeks: They typical treatment for hpv warts can take several weeks to completely clear up. See your doctor for the fastest, safest, preferred method in your ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Untreated or treated: Untreated genital warts take a variable amount of time to go away, with only 20-30% gone by 3 months. Treatment also takes a variable about of time: u ... Read More
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