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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?

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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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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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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Can one get genital warts without ever having any sort of sexual contact at all?

Yes possible: But most of the times, of course not all of the times, genital warts are due to sexual contact , as the transmission is by virus ( hpv ) can get transmitted by non sexual means also. ...Read more

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Okay I have genital warts. Are they just spread threw sex and only sexual things? Can i kiss my niece and hold her with out giving it to her?

Safe to hold niece: Genital warts are very common. A person gets them through genital to genital contact almost exclusively. Washing your hands after genital or sexual contact is all you need do. ...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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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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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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexual Health Issues (Definition)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these ...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