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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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Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.

Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.

Manage it: There's no way you can prevent genital warts from becoming more numerous unless you are willing to get them treated scientifically. You're almost an adult now. Please get with your physicain. ...Read more

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If you share a sex toy such as a dildo a day or two after a person infected with genital warts used it, is there a chance I may have gotten it ?

If you share a sex toy such as a dildo a day or two after a person infected with genital warts used it, is there a chance I may have gotten it ?

HPV: The virus does not survive long on inanimate objects, but it can be spread in the short-term if sex toys are shared between partners. ...Read more

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I am a male who thinks I have become infected with HPV (genital warts) is there some kind of DNA swab test i can do to find out if that's what it is ?

I am a male who thinks I have become infected with HPV (genital warts) is there some kind of DNA swab test i can do to find out if that's what it is ?

Genital warts: Usually can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. Most experienced doctors can give a good diagnosis on careful physical examination. If you have any concerns, you should see a doctor to get an opinion and treatment. These warts are caused by hpv and that could cause cancer in a woman who gets it on her cervix. Best to get it checked. ...Read more

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If a penis with genital warts accidental goes into my anus during sex, will that area become infected?

If a penis with genital warts accidental goes into my anus during sex, will that area become infected?

HPV: Possibly. But it all depends on your previous history with hpv. It is unlikely to get a new infection if you already have been exposed in the past. There is also the vital gardisil vaccine that you should have if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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I don't see any genital warts, does that mean I am not infected?

I don't see any genital warts, does that mean I am not infected?

Genital warts: While you may not actually see genital warts, they may so small, microscopic even, that there would be no way of seeing them. A dermatologist may be able to spot them and prescribe accordingly. And make sure your partner(s) don't have them. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Warts: Any wart is caused by a virus and is spread by contact. So touching or picking or scratching an area with warts can spread them. Avoid any unnecessary contact--your skin or another's to avoid spread. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Help please? How long does it take genital warts to appear after infected by hpv?

Unique to individual: The time gap between exposure to hpv and subsequent possible development of warts or precancerous changes is unique to each person and in part depends upon the strain of hpv. A person with impaired immunity (hiv / organ transplant recipient / other immune dysfunction) will have a more difficult time fighting off hpv infection. Hpv is also more aggressive in cigarette smokers. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV ?

How long does it take for genital warts to appear after being infected with HPV ?

Weeks: It can take several weeks after exposure. You will get genital warts if you have been exposed to the specific hpv strains that cause warts versus cervical dysplasia. ...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