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Doctor insights on: Can Guys Get Genital Warts

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How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

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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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


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How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX: Aldara cream, Condylox 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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I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

No: Despite condom use the viruses that cause genital warts can still be spread. In females, pap smears test for most of the harmful viruses. In msm (men who have sex with men), "anal pap smears" can be done. Hpv, which is a vaccine, can help protect a person from contracting the most common viruses that give rise to genital warts and cervical cancer. Both males and females can get this vaccine. ...Read more

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Do I have to get treated if I have genital warts or will they go away?

Usually go away: 80% of women with genital warts will have spontaneous resolution with-in 12 months. However, treatment with one of the current immune system modulating medications specifically intended for genital warts can decrease that time to a few weeks or a couple months for most women. Genital warts are not usually painful, but if the warts are painful, treatment for a quicker resolution is warranted. ...Read more

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What to do if I was wondering if it was possible for a complete virgin to get genital warts?

Define virgin: To get genital warts, you need skin to skin contact with a donor source. Since they prefer to locate on the tissue outside the vagina, you do not need vaginal penetration to transfer the germ to a woman's genitals. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Hpv is a sexually contracted viral infection. It is contagious and has been linked to cervical and some penile cancers. There are some good new treatments so ...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