A 27-year-old female asked:
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if your pap comes back negative for hpv for genital warts , could you have genital warts?

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: External genital warts may not be present in the vagina and cervix so the pap may be negative.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014

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