A 24-year-old male asked:
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today i went to hospital to check the warts in my genital area and the dr told me it is molluscum contagiosum and he remove it by foreceps ,is it hpv?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not HPV: Molluscum contagiosum is an entirely separate virus than HPV. Within 2-3 months, new MC bumps will stop appearing and it will be gone forever. There are no complications or serious outcomes, nothing to be worried about.
Answered on May 30, 2016
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Dr. Derek Haas
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Not HPV: No, HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is caused by the pox virus. MC is acquired by direct physical contact and is usually self-limited. HPV can cause genital warts which look different than the MC lesions.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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