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Can you spread HPV warts by kissing someone?

Can you spread HPV warts by kissing someone?

Not as we usually ki: Genital warts might be spread by contact with the genital skin. Kissing elsewhere is not a risk. Most people, not all, will clear this virus(es) in a few weeks with few or no symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Are there any ways to spread anal warts from HPV to the penis?

Are there any ways to spread anal warts from HPV to the penis?

Yes: Certainly very likely during anal intercourse. Risk for male to have anal warts spread from his anus to his own penis. Would advise against sex until all anal warts have been treated. ...Read more

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If I have HPV warts on my tongue can I spread it by smoking with others ?

Yes: Hpv can be transmitted in your saliva to another person. If you pass a cigarette to another person with your saliva on it, you may pass the virus. It is safer, but not completely safe, if you are not having an outbreak but i would recommend not sharing smokes. ...Read more

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Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Yes it can: But more important is that we are seeing an increase incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus secondary to hpv and warts. Get the warts removed and get regular exams of that area with a colon and rectal surgeon to check for development of anal carcinoma. ...Read more

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Im male. I have small white bumps clustered and spread out in cornre of lips they dont hurt an havent changed in 4 days. Is this HPV warts?

Im male. I have small white bumps clustered and spread out in cornre of lips they dont hurt an havent changed in 4 days. Is this HPV warts?

Cluster: It possible could be. Are you sexually active and have oral sex with men or women? If the lesion is present and not going away I would go to a dermatologist and get it biopsied and then treated. ...Read more

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I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a flap of skin or similar, while a wart is flat. Because warts contain virus, they can be infectious. To be sure, see your provider. ...Read more

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Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

No: Hot water, detergent, bleaching agents and dryer heat will kill any HPV transferred onto clothing. ...Read more

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I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body  can spread it?

Anywhere: The most common areas to spread hpv are the cervix and the penis, but the genital areas, anus, hand and possibly the mouth can too. Theoretically, any touching could, but it is thought to be primarily via sexual contact. ...Read more

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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