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Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?

Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?

Different warts: (Human Papilloma viruses) tend to be on different parts on the body. So, a wart from the foot is not likely to become a wart on the genital area. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Common Warts (Definition)

Warts are caused by human papillomavirus.. There are more than 150 types of hpv and are associated with various clinical lesions and diseases. Common warts repressent about 70% of all cutaneous warts and show hyperkeratotic, clefted surface with vegetations. They are caused by hpv types 1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65, 77. They are transmitted by skin to skin ...Read more


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Good day..How long are common warts contagious??I Are genital warts contagious after 15 years if there are no signs? Pap smears show no trace?e

Good day..How long are common warts contagious??I Are genital warts contagious after 15 years if there are no signs? Pap smears show no trace?e

It's moot: Everybody has at least a few strains of HPV on board. Life's too difficult already, and love is too precious, to focus on 'Can I catch a wart?' Barrier protection is the norm for smart people nowadays for many even better reasons. If you've found someone special, don't let this stand in your way. And if it helps... 'nobody knows.' Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can han warts cause genital warts?

Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one that causes common warts on your hand is not the same one that causes cervical cancer. Regardless, watch where and who you touch with that hand, and see a dermatologist to get rid of it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of genital warts?

A virus: A sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus is the cause of warts. ...Read more

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What are the causes of genital warts?

What are the causes of genital warts?

Through sexual conta: They are caused by the human papilloma virus, (certain strains) that is transmitted from skin contact, most often during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Is hvp the only cause for genital warts?

Yes : One of the subtype of hpv virus is attributed for development of papillomas ( warts ) , 90% time by sub type 6 and 11 , ; also 16 and 18 . These two cause cervical cancer in 70% of cases. ...Read more

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What is genital warts and what causes it?

What is genital warts and what  causes it?

Genital Warts: Genital warts are soft growths on the skin and mucus membranes of the genitals. They may be found on the penis, vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix, and around and in the anus. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (sti).The virus that causes genital warts is called human papilloma virus (hpv). More than 70 different types of hpv exist. Certain types of hpv can lead to precancerous changes. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

HPV is common: 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv. ...Read more

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Can u tell me about low risk hoc that causes genital warts?

HPV: I assume "hoc" should be "hpv". Of the 100 hpv types, about 60 cause warts mostly on the hands or feet. The other 40 or so are sexually transmitted, and are drawn to the body's mucous membranes, such as the moist layers around the anal and genital areas. Low-risk hpv strains, such as hpv 6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts, which rarely develop into cancer. But they are contagious. ...Read more

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How common is it for a case of genital warts once cleared to return years later? Does this show up in practice or studies often?

Pretty uncommon: Genital warts can reappear several years after an initial episode. There are no statistics, but it's clearly uncommon; I would guess it happens in under 1% (and certainly less than 10%) of people with genital warts. Some probably are new HPV infections, but of course that depends on risk of new exposure to and infected partner. It's an inconvenience, not a serious health risk. Good luck! ...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. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more