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Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

HPV: It all depends upon the strain of hpv you get. The unfortunate news is that distinguishing strains is not readily available with testing. But, the bad strains of hpv can cause throat and rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

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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Can genital warts cure it self? Can they go away and not come back or be spread? Are they just spread threw sex? Can this cause cancer?

Can genital warts cure it self?  Can they go away and not come back or be spread? Are they just spread threw sex? Can this cause cancer?

Maybe, maybe: The best answer will be provided by your dr or gyn, after an examination of this lesion. It could be many things, and we can not know if your diagnostic impression is correct. In some cases yes, would be the right answer to most of your (multiple) questions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How does HPV cause genital warts and cancer at the same time?

How does HPV cause genital warts and cancer at the same time?

Double answer: There is good evidence that the wart producing strains just produce warts.However, you get the non-wart strains (associated with cancer) the same way and often never know you have them unless specific testing is done. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Slightly higher risk: Genital warts and penile cancer are caused by different types of HPV. People with genital warts may have a slightly higher risk of penile cancer, but only a little bit. With or without past warts, penile cancer is very rare. And it's always easily curable, without serious surgery, if treated early. See a doctor to have warts treated, and get seen soon if any future bumps or sores on the penis. ...Read more

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Will getting a gardisil shot protect me from genital HPV and other HPV strands that cause cancer if i already have genital warts caused from hpv?

It will not protect : You from the type of hpv you have now but can protect form other strains of hpv there are many different strains and the gardisil protects against 2 strains the 2 most common strains taht cause genital warts - one of which you already have and the 2 most common strains that cause cervix cancer please s=discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more

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Does the HPV which cause genital warts is more or less to become cervical cancer?

Genital warts: Certain strains of hpv found in genital warts are associated with cervical cancer. Patients and their partners need to be treated and counseled. Females should see a gyn physician to check for cervical dysplasia or cancer. ...Read more

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Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Can the version of HPV that causes cervical cancer be contagious or give you genital warts ?

Different strains : There are over 120 extreme's of hpv. Types 16 and 18 are the most common that cause cervical cancer. Six and 11 are the most common types that cause genital warts. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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