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Can I get genital warts around the anus?

Can I get genital warts around the anus?

Yes: Yes, that's a common place to get them. They're called anal warts when they're in that location.

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Can i get genital warts on my face?

Can i get genital warts on my face?

No: Genital warts are only on the genitals. The terms often used are to describe the location... For example plantar warts are called that because they are on the plantar surface of the foot. If they are located elsewhere, they can't be "plantar" warts.

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Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Warts: Warts are all caused by human papilloma virus, but different strains cause different types of warts. [see chart] if your husband has common warts on his hand, theoretically you could get them on your vagina, but they would not be the genital wart strain.

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What happens if I masturbate and I have a finger wart can I get genital warts?

What happens if I masturbate and I have a finger wart can I get genital warts?

No: Wart viruses are specific to the type of skin they live in. Genital warts inhabit specific types of tissue, including the male and female genitals & the anal skin.In people with weak immunity,(AIDS) they can be found on the oral lips. Skin warts are specific to thicker skin surfaces including that of feet/hands and regular skin.

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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.

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My biopsy results were abnormal. The dr said i had condyloma. Does this mean I have low risk hpv? What is the treatment? And will i get genital warts?

My biopsy results were abnormal. The dr said i had condyloma. Does this mean I have low risk hpv? What is the treatment? And will i get genital warts?

Not necessarily: If you are referring to a cervical biopsy, you have cervical hpv. Most condyloma are low risk hpv, but it is possible to be high risk type. Mild dysplasia requires no treatment. 80% of this will clear spontaneously. Generally cervical hpv does not cause external or vulvar warts/condyloma.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it possible to get genital warts from toilet seats ?

Genital warts toilet: Not very likely! scabies, crabs, possibly; warts, very rare if never.

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What to do to not get genital warts from my girlfriend?

Not that much: Unfortunately, short of not having intercourse (of any form: oro-genital, genital-genital, or anal-genital) there isn't much you can do to reliably prevent transmission of hpv. Condoms don't reliably prevent the spread of hpv.

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How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

How old must you be to get genital warts surgically removed?

No limit: Genital warts usually by definition are caused by genital contact -- which should not be occurring in children/pediatrics. Your name is "mommy" so i interpret this to be female: if there is abuse, this needs to be reported, the patient removed from the circumstance, and then treated. Surgery, laser therapy, liquid nitrogen, podophyllin, etc are all possible methods of treatment.

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If I smoke after someone who has genital warts can I get it ?

No: HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, is found in semen and vaginal secretions, and is not transmitted by saliva. It is possible, although rare, for HPV to be spread through oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). The virus does not survive generally in oral fluids and the chances of transmission through smoking the same cigarette as someone with HPV would be highly unlikely.

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I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

I am always safe, should I still get tested for genital warts?

No: Despite condom use the viruses that cause genital warts can still be spread. In females, pap smears test for most of the harmful viruses. In msm (men who have sex with men), "anal pap smears" can be done. Hpv, which is a vaccine, can help protect a person from contracting the most common viruses that give rise to genital warts and cervical cancer. Both males and females can get this vaccine.

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Do I have to get treated if I have genital warts or will they go away?

Usually go away: 80% of women with genital warts will have spontaneous resolution with-in 12 months. However, treatment with one of the current immune system modulating medications specifically intended for genital warts can decrease that time to a few weeks or a couple months for most women. Genital warts are not usually painful, but if the warts are painful, treatment for a quicker resolution is warranted.

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