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A 25-year-old male asked:

I had a wart besides my scrotum and one in between my legs, or that zone and were removed. my family has many warts, and my grandfather had a wart on his genital zone. could it be genetics and its a common wart? im a virgin, no sexual contact?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Common wart: Various strains of the HPV virus cause warts in specific tissues. The location of the wart on normal skin surfaces like near the scrotum /on the legs/on fingers/is specific to the strains involved. Acquisition is by chance contact with the germ, not passed in genes. Genital warts are caused by different strains passed during sex.
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Noticed small bump near anus while wiping. I am virgin with no sexual contact, is genital warts possible without sex? Is it spreadable in bathrooms?
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I agree- sounds like a hemorrhoid skin tag, rectal irritation ( proctitis) and/or hemorrhoiditis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Can one get genital warts without ever having any sort of sexual contact at all?
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Last updated Dec 8, 2020

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