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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Genital Warts Without Having Hpv

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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I have genital warts from HPV if I get treated and live healithierwill they go away for ever?

I have genital warts from HPV if I get treated and live healithierwill they go away for ever?

Possibly: Warts are strange things, sometimes they go away completely without any treatment, sometimes they get worse with treatment. Living healtier, not smoking, etc, help your immune system fight it off, and there are various treatments depending on size and location. ...Read more

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Can you get HPV from sharing a towel with someone who has genital warts or sitting on a toilet?

Can you get HPV from sharing a towel with someone who has genital warts or sitting on a toilet?

HPV: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. Hpv can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners—even when the infected person has no signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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If i've had all 3 HPV shots before i was sexually active, is there a chance i could still get genital warts ?

If i've had all 3 HPV shots before i was sexually active, is there a chance i could still get genital warts ?

Yes : However less likely. There are dozens of hpv's and the vaccines under question target the ones that are implicated in female cervical cancer. The vaccines do not confer immunity to some of the hpv's that can cause genital warts. ...Read more

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Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine ?

Regarding genital warts, is it impossible to get them if you've had the HPV vaccine ?

Incorrect: There are many strains of hpv virus that are capable of causing genital warts. The hpv vaccines protect against 2 or 4 of the more common / more worrisome hpv strains. Warts caused by other strains of hpv are still possible. The vaccine gives good protection against the 2 strains most responsible for causing cervical cancers. ...Read more

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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

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If I have HPV (genital warts) and i get the vaccine, could that prevent my partner from getting it?

NO: Only when you are free of disease , other wise you will infect your partner , even with condom possible to get infected , as it is virus. ...Read more

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I just found out I have high risk HPV (no genital warts) can my boyfriend get it from performing oral sex?

All things HPV:: No oral spread. The best summary of the HPV virus, in all its forms, is the one on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus I learned a lot & you will too! Many of your fears will be eased (and some might be raised). It's good that you know you have a high risk type so you will be faithful about getting follow-up PAPs & early treatment if your PAP's show suspicious lesions. ...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


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