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Are genital warts the same as warts i get on my hands?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Simple warts and genital warts come from a different strain of virus.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Both are caused by a virus.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Somehwat: Both genital warts and common warts are caused by strains of the hpv virus. They are caused by two different strains. Each strain of hpv tends to have favorite body parts in which to develop warts. Some strains focus on the penis, others on the female cervix, some on the hands, and some on the feet. While it is possible to spread to other areas, warts tend to usually stay on their home turf.
Amherst, MA
A 35-year-old male asked:

Can you get genital warts on your hands?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Warts are warts 1st.: Warts are an infection with a strain of the human papilloma virus. They are not just 'genital' or not. They infect the skin where ever you are exposed.

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