A 24-year-old male asked:
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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
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
Dr. Derek Haas answered
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
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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