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My friend noticed some bumps in her genitals, is this a sign of infection? What are the other symptoms of HPV infections?

My friend noticed some bumps in her genitals, is this a sign of infection? What are the other symptoms of HPV infections?

Many asymptomatic: Many people with genital hpv infections are completely asymptomatic. Genital warts may appear as flat lesions, small cauliflower-like bumps or tiny bud-like protrusions. In women, genital warts appear most commonly on the vulva but may occur near the anus, on the cervix or in the vagina. If someone is concerned that she/he could have hpv, then i recommend a visit to a health clinic or doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 oral HPV infections rare?Less common than genital?I'm in monogamous marriage.Was hpv+ before hyst for benign reasons.Told I don't need to worry?

Are oral HPV infections rare?Less common than genital?I'm in monogamous marriage.Was hpv+ before hyst for benign reasons.Told I don't need to worry?

HPV: Oral HPV is common. The same types of HPV that infect genital areas can infect the mouth and throat. HPV in the mouth and throat is called “oral HPV.” Some types of oral HPV can cause cancers of the head and neck area. Other types of oral HPV can cause warts in the mouth or throat. In most cases, HPV infections of all types go away before causing clinical problems. ...Read more

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Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?

Delayed treatment: Most genital wart cases remain mild, with small and relatively few warts. There are no known reasons why some progress to giant warts; it's random. Anyway, it is prevented by treating warts when still small. There is no reason to suspect your sex partner(s) would get anything other than an average, mild infection. Once treated and warts gone, you won't be infectious anyway. (OCD? Sounds possible.) ...Read more

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Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

Does HPV cause genital discharge? If not, what are its symptoms then for female?How do I know that an infection is happening (CIN) other than Pap test

HPV is not: directly associated with vaginal discharge, but is associated with chronic cervical inflammation, cervical cancer and Sexually Transmitted Infections/STI. May times HPV positive women have NO symptoms - which is why it is so important to get SCREENED in your 20's. The only way to diagnose an active INFECTION is with clinical exam and CULTURES. See your GYN provider. ...Read more

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If a woman is infected with hpv type 6 and has 2 genital warts can the infection be passed on to a man if he only used his fingers?

Yes: HPV can be transmitted through sexual contact, without penile penetration. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hpv.html ...Read more

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I have hpv(genital warts) that have persisted. I now have a canker sore for the last approx. A week. I have a bacterial throat infection to, related?

I have hpv(genital warts) that have persisted. I now have a canker sore for the last approx. A week. I have a bacterial throat infection to, related?

Not related: I can't put the three issues together as a related issue. Hpv has the potential of regressing locally and resurfacing later. The other issues arise from different sources. ...Read more

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Can person with history of Hpv infect his partner ? Although with no genital warts ..

YES: Most cases are not just from visible warts, but from what is called an asymptomatic carrier state. HPV is an STD: CONDOMS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO...or get tested for exposure- a PAP and viral studies will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to infect the partner who gave me HPV with genital warts, if I have them and she doesn't show any visible signs of having them?

Yes: There are different strains of human papilloma virus so you could give one strain to your partner and your partner could theoretically give you a different strain. You do not have to have visible warts in order to be infected or to be infectious. ...Read more

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Is it possible for genital wart causing HPV to infect a new host via washed and dried underwear previously worn by someone with active warts?

Very unlikely...: For viral particles to gain access to body surface, there should be a compatible surface with cells and environment for the virus to harbor and replicate. So, the circumstance your described should pose almost zero odd to contract the virus. If contracted, personal humoral immune defense will try to fend off such invasion. All in all, for average healthy person, one should be okay to survive... ...Read more

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I had oral sex With my husband from 3years ago he had genital wart dose i get oral hpv ,it possible infect my family through eating same dish saliva?


 I had oral sex With my husband from 3years ago he had genital wart dose i get oral hpv ,it possible infect my family through eating same dish saliva?

Unpredictable.: One won't know she has oral HPV in the mouth or throat unless there's an abnormal spot or lump. Tiny spots of HPV would not be noticed by the person. Some strains of HPV don't cause big problems. One should get vaccinated against the bad strains of HPV (Gardasil-9 vaccine), to help prevent ano-genital infections. In real life, sharing food or water is fine, but maybe not chewing for somebody else. ...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. Adam Lewis
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more