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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it more likely/ common for women to show symptoms of hpv than men? (genital warts)

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Genital warts: Probably not. The opposite probably is true, because of the obvious differences in genital anatomy. Warts in the vagina often aren't noticed, and it's not easy to see much of women's genital areas.
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Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Provided original answer
After acquiring a wart-causing HPV infection, typically it takes several weeks for warts to appear and it can be as long as a couple of years.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2019

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