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If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

Doesn't stop wedding: People with contagious diseases get married, everywhere, everyday. It does create a dilemma, as the uninfected spouse doesn't want to catch the infection. First, genital HPV viruses are common, and many people don't know they have them. Therefore, one can get vaccinated (self-pay if no insurance). One can get warts treated to remove them. We can't remove HPV-infected cells that we can't see, yet. ...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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How to get ride of genital warts?

How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX: Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel are two of the prescription medications that dermatologists and recommending for genital warts. They are expensive. There are no over-the-counter medications for this as yet. Best luck. ...Read more

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Could an individual get genital warts?

Could an individual get genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts - caused by hpv virus - are common, but not dangerous. Symptoms include itching and bleeding they are contagious - and should be treated. Treatment depends on how many warts are present - a few can be coagulated or frozen in a doctor's office. A lot often requires a trip to the operating room. They all can be treated and removed. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Yes possible: Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets. ...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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What to do to not get genital warts from my girlfriend?

Not that much: Unfortunately, short of not having intercourse (of any form: oro-genital, genital-genital, or anal-genital) there isn't much you can do to reliably prevent transmission of hpv. Condoms don't reliably prevent the spread of hpv. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

No limit: Genital warts usually by definition are caused by genital contact -- which should not be occurring in children/pediatrics. Your name is "mommy" so i interpret this to be female: if there is abuse, this needs to be reported, the patient removed from the circumstance, and then treated. Surgery, laser therapy, liquid nitrogen, podophyllin, etc are all possible methods of treatment. ...Read more

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If I smoke after someone who has genital warts can I get it ?

No: HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, is found in semen and vaginal secretions, and is not transmitted by saliva. It is possible, although rare, for HPV to be spread through oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). The virus does not survive generally in oral fluids and the chances of transmission through smoking the same cigarette as someone with HPV would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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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