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Can you have kids with having genital warts?

Can you have kids with having genital warts?

Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read more

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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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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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Can genital warts still be passed to another person when there are no genital warts present ?

Possible: If the warts are too small to be seen readily or HPV ( the virus causing genital warts) is being shed from the host, transmission to another person would be possible. ...Read more

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If i had genital warts but they are completely gone can they still be contagious?

If i had genital warts but they are completely gone can they still be contagious?

Rarely: The wart virus is with you for life, but when they are clinically gone, your immune system keeps them in check and they are not normally communicable. It is not unusual for stray warts to reappear occasionally over a few years and then be gone. To reduce communicability, it is also best to be sure no virus remains on the cervix or vagina with colposcopy or pap smears. They can be hard to detect. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had genital warts 5 month ago. Are they contagious? Can i still get them?

My girlfriend had genital warts 5 month ago. Are they contagious? Can i still get them?

Perhaps: If the warts are no longer present she would not be able to spread the infection. The question whether or not warts are present would have to be answered by a gynecological examination. ...Read more

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I had genital warts removed yesterday and they are still bleeding today. Is that normal?

I had genital warts removed yesterday and they are still bleeding today. Is that normal?

A little, yes.: A slight amount of bleed or seepage is normal. If it worsens, see the surgeon who performed the removal. ...Read more

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Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?

Not necessarily : You run the risk of the warts enlarging and spreading- requiring more extensive treatment if not treated. If treated you should do much better. ...Read more

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I have genital warts and I've been using this cream and Dr said they will fall off and 6wks and it's been 3 months and they are still present ?

Stronger treatment: Depending on what cream you are using and how often, the lesions can take several weeks to resolve. However, if you've been applying a topical for 3 months without improvement, I would go back to your doctor who may advise you of a stronger treatment option such as liquid nitrogen ("freezing") in the office. I hope this helps and good luck! ...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


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