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

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

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Warts: Warts are all caused by human papilloma virus, but different strains cause different types of warts. [see chart] if your husband has common warts on his hand, theoretically you could get them on your vagina, but they would not be the genital wart strain. ...Read more

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If you touch the genital warts on scrotum and put your ur hand in your mouth. Will you get oral hpv? Possibility? Scared!!

If you touch the genital warts on scrotum and put your ur hand in your mouth. Will you get oral hpv? Possibility? Scared!!

Possible?: Sure, many things are possible in life. That is one of the main reasons to remain monogamous... meaning to have very few sexual partners in one's lifetime. That way, a couple can do pretty much anything they want to do, and still have a low exposure to various germs. In life, if one is a worrier, DON'T do the risky stuff. It's really that simple. ...Read more

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What are the odds genital warts could be spread from scrotum to hand contact? The person said they were polyps but i think he was lying.

What are the odds genital warts could be spread from scrotum to hand contact? The person said they were polyps but i think he was lying.

HPV: In general here is what we know about the wart virus. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the hundred plus strains of this virus by the time they are in their early twenties. Every person under 26 should have the hpv vaccine. Transmission of the virus is skin to skin. So, yes, if by chance you are the rare person without hpv exposure at your age your hand can pick it up from another's skin. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more