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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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After reading I could spread hand wart to genitals and mouth. I have stopped everything like touching or eating with hands. I'm scared :( what to do?

After reading I could spread hand wart to genitals and mouth. I have stopped everything like touching or eating with hands. I'm scared :( what to do?

No need for fear: Well, I understand your concern and obviously don't know how badly your hands are affected by these "warts" but obviously not wanting to use your hands to eat or touch ANYTHING is a little extreme. Have you seen your doctor about treatments? There are a number of options including surgical removal if these things are that pervasive and annoying. ...Read more

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Can hand warts transmit to genitals. Im a virgin and only had two encounters of handjobs. But have 3 warts on scrotum. And one pigmented please help!!

Can hand warts transmit to genitals. Im a virgin and only had two encounters of handjobs. But have 3 warts on scrotum. And one pigmented please help!!

Probably not warts: Hand warts almost never are transmitted to the genitals. And if you had warts from the handjobs, they would be at the sites of maximum friction during sex, i.e. on your penis, not the scrotum. There are many kinds of skin bumps other than warts, and most bumps on the scrotum are not genital warts. Do not self diagnose; see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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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