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Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Not at all : These are two different stds caused by two different virus. Genital warts is caused by hpv and leads to warts. Herpes is caused by hsv and leads to painful ulcers and blisters. ...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


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Can you catch genital herpes and genital warts by using a infected dirty towel or wash cloth?

Can you catch genital herpes and genital warts by using a infected dirty towel or wash cloth?

Viral contamination: Possibly you could contract herpes or warts in this manner - especially if the towel was used by an infected person. Would you use a dirty towel? ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Lot of positives: Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis. Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You dont treat history of exposure. ...Read more

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If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

Water ok.: Water will remove over 90% of the viral load on your skin. Using the soap Would only be beneficial if there was oil residues or massive amounts of contaminant on your hand but you weren't able to wash off with water. ...Read more

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Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?

Angiokeratomas : is it a std that is not curable and will always come back such as genital herpes or genital warts?

Not an STD, harmless: Angiokeratoma is not an STD and has nothing to do with sex. (The large majority of skin problems of the genital area are not STDs.) Antiokeratomas may recur, but it's not a serious health problem. Discuss it with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?

Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?

Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can a paper smear let u no if u have genital wart or genital herpes.?

Can a paper smear let u no if u have genital wart or genital herpes.?

Not exactly!: A pap smear is a test done to detect abnormal cell changes in your cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. At the time of your pap, hpv testing may be done which detects the virus that is known for causing most cervical cancers. Genital warts are also caused by hpv viruses, but diferent strains (6, 11) than those that cause cancer. Herpes testing requires either culture of a lesion or bloodwork. ...Read more

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How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

How do genital warts and genital herpes differ?

Very different: Genital warts look like warts anywhere else. They're flesh-colored and not fluid-filled. Herpes looks like either small blisters or shallow ulcers on a red base. In addition, herpes lesions come and go; warts just stay there. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Different organisms: They are two different infections. One causes blisters and one causes warts(like you would get on you thumb or foot). ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes can you give your partner genital warts? I have genital herpes and my wife just found out she has genital warts

If you have genital herpes can you give your partner genital warts? I have genital herpes and my wife just found out she has genital warts

Herpes : Herpes virus and genital warts are different viruses. Patients can have "latent" infections for years that then surface, so it doesn't necessarily mean a patient gets an infection from their current partner. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more