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any advice? i have never had sex, yet i fear that i may have genital warts?

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Dr. Peter Wilk
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Not likely: Don't be afraid. Genital warts are common and they are contagious. They are spread almost exclusively by sexual encounters. While intercourse is the most common way to spread them, genital fingering or touching of an infected person can result in self-infection. Warts are small bumps, usually painless. They may cause itching and bleeding. There may be only a few or may be a lot.. Peter wilk, md.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I have never had sex, yet I fear that I may have genital warts?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Your fear for contracting HPV is understandable. Clinically, you're free of it, suggesting either you never got it or you have coped with it well. Fact: Some 1% of sexually active adults in the US have wart although some 10-15% of the US population are tested positive for HPV DNA; this implies many HPV-infected are free of clinical disease of warts. So, I wouldn't spend much time to worry about it

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