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My boyfriend went to the doctor yesterday and found out he has genital warts i asked all my sexual partners (there weren't a lot) and they all were either tested or are in relationships w/ girls who have been tested and none of them seem to be infected. I

My boyfriend went to the doctor yesterday and found out he has genital warts i asked all my sexual partners (there weren't a lot) and they all were either tested or are in relationships w/ girls who have been tested and none of them seem to be infected. I

It : It will be difficult to know where he got them. Mouth burning after oral sex is not a common finding with contracting genital warts. He may have gotten them from a prior sexual partner as well, as they don't always show up right away. The most important thing is that he treats them completely, and that you both always use condoms to prevent infection. You should also have a gynecological examination and let your doctor know about your concerns. ...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


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I had a freazing done due to a bad papsmear, I had the same sexual partner for the time of freazing till now. 15 years later I had genital warts. I had them cut off.Can stay stay in you that long or did I get it from my partner?

I had a freazing done due to a bad papsmear, I had the same sexual partner for the time of freazing till now. 15 years later I had  genital warts. I had them cut off.Can stay stay in you that long or did I get it from my partner?

2 dif HPV types : Precancerous cells on the cervix causing abnormal pap smears are caused by different types of hpv than those causing genital warts. With hpv it is next to impossible to know when you acquired it and yes it can live dormant in your body forever. About 80% of unvaccinated americans will contract hpv in their lifetime making it so very common. ...Read more

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What else could cause for genital warts besides sexual intercourse?

What else could cause for genital warts besides sexual intercourse?

Other means: Vast majority of genital warts are by sexual transmission. As it caused by virus, hpv may possible to get implanted on a genital abrasion by any other means. ...Read more

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I have something suspicious genital warts, I'm a girl and I just have masturbation and dont have any sexual relationship does masturbation cause of it?

Not masturbation: You can't have genital warts if your genitals have not been in contact with another person, usually that person's genitals -- i.e. sexual contact, with or without pentration. If no such exposures, it is very unlikely you have genital warts. There are other kinds of skin bumps that can involve the genitals. See a doctor for professional assessment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wht virus cause genital warts.Is the reoccuernce of warts is possible.How dangerous is this virus....How does it spread in a sexual cnct?

HPV: Human papillomavirus (known as hpv) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. There are many types of this virus and some are associated with genital warts. There are multiple cancers, especially cervical cancer in women, associated with the virus--though these cancers do not directly arise from the genital warts. Talk to your doctor about screening tests and hpv vaccines that are available. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital warts without sexual contact?

Is it possible to contract genital warts without sexual contact?

Yes: It is a wart and it caused by a virus. Touching there with the virus on your hand could spread it there. ...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 ?

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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My hubby was told last friday he has genital warts. What r the risks for me since we r sexually active? Also are they curable?

Two fold risk: Your immediate risk is getting genital warts caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv). Available treatments can be curative. Females (9-26 yrs) should ask their physician about a preventative vaccine. Left untreated, your second risk if the hpv you get is of the "high risk" (6, 11, 16, 18) type is later on developing precancerous or cancerous lesions in the cervix or genital areas. ...Read more

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If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.

If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.

Possible small %: There are several strains or genomes of hpv most genital warts belong to 6, 11, , 16, 19 hpv virus of different strain may cause. 90% of time no. ...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