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How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

HPV is common: 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv. ...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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Are genital warts common after you get all 3 vaccines ?

Depends: Genital warts can be caused by a strain other than the one you were vaccinated for. While not common it does happen. The vaccine protects against a few of the strains but not all. Also other STDs may cause warts, lesions, or ulcers. ...Read more

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If i finger my girlfriend with a common wart on my finger can she get genital warts from this?

If i finger my  girlfriend  with a common wart on my finger can she get genital warts from this?

Unlikely: No, it is highly unlikely the she will get genital warts from your common wart. They are caused by two different types of the human papilloma virus (hpv). ...Read more

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Rubbed common wart on penis on accident. Washed with soap and water. Will I get Genital warts? I'm so scared

Rubbed common wart on penis on accident. Washed with soap and water. Will I get Genital warts? I'm so scared

Different warts: There are many different types of wart viruses - and each of them has their preferred living areas. Genital warts are caused by special wart viruses that attack that area - so I don't think you need to be seriously alarmed about what happened here. If you see a dermatologist, you can get rid of that common wart that's troubling you. There are good treatments out there for all kinds of warts. ...Read more

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How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

How common is it for a 17 year old to get cervical cancer with genital warts and an iud? I have had the IUD for 4 years now. And, i just got rid of my genital warts. But, I do not get regular pap tests.

The : The fact that you have genital warts means you have been exposed to the hpv virus, there are 100's of types of hpv, some causing warts, and other types causing cervical cancer. The only way to tell if you have cervical changes from hpv is to have a pap smear. However, new guidelines from the american college of gynecologists (acog) recommend pap smears not be done until age 21. Acog states, " although the rate of hpv infection is high among sexually active adolescents, invasive cervical cancer is very rare in women under age 21. The immune system clears the hpv infection within one to two years among most adolescent women. Because the adolescent cervix is immature, there is a higher incidence of hpv-related precancerous lesions (called dysplasia). However, the large majority of cervical dysplasias in adolescents resolve on their own without treatment" you should still visit your doctor for their input, and other testing, mainly std when indicated. Even though you have an iud, you still need to protect yourself against std's, this can be done by using condoms with any sexual encounter, including oral, anal, and genital. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get ride of genital warts?

How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX: Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel are two of the prescription medications that dermatologists and recommending for genital warts. They are expensive. There are no over-the-counter medications for this as yet. Best luck. ...Read more

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Could an individual get genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts - caused by hpv virus - are common, but not dangerous. Symptoms include itching and bleeding they are contagious - and should be treated. Treatment depends on how many warts are present - a few can be coagulated or frozen in a doctor's office. A lot often requires a trip to the operating room. They all can be treated and removed. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Yes possible: Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets. ...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