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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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How fast do genital warts grow?

How fast do genital warts grow?

Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more

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Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Please tell me can genital warts spread to other parts of the body?

Yes: Although it is unusual for HPV induced genital warts to spread to other skin sites, they can spread to mucous membranes and also to the vocal cords. SO, if you have active genital lesions, partner should avoid oral sex. Also can transmit to infant during birth, so make sure to tell OB if you have lesions and you are pregnant. Then you both can discuss options to reduce risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Can you spread genital warts through a toilet seat? Is my family at risk?

No: Life's hard enough without this kind of worry. Be thankful for a healthy family. Genital warts are easily managed nowadays in any case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to other areas of the skin?

Can genital warts spread to other areas of the skin?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by strains of human papilloma virus (hpv) some of which cause cervical cancer, anal warts & cancer, pharyngeal warts & cancer. If you are affected, have your fp check thoroughly for other sites, especially the cervix with pap smear & dna testing to prevent/id cervical cancer early. Hpv vaccine protects against these cancer-causing strains. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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Can you spread genital warts ny washing yourself with a towel during an outbreak?

Can you spread genital warts ny washing yourself with a towel during an outbreak?

Yes: If the contaminated towel were used fairly soon after use and the virus found a break in the skin to invade. Considering the virus can survive and infect from the smoke created by laser treatment, it shouldn't have trouble surviving a wet towel. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Can genital warts spread to areas in which you were not infected?

Warts: Any wart is caused by a virus and is spread by contact. So touching or picking or scratching an area with warts can spread them. Avoid any unnecessary contact--your skin or another's to avoid spread. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of genital warts fast?

Genital Wart: Hi, you need to see a doctor, s/he might give you a cream that you apply on the wart or they treat it in the office themselves by applying medication or freezing it or removing it surgically. ...Read more

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Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

No: Hot water, detergent, bleaching agents and dryer heat will kill any HPV transferred onto clothing. ...Read more

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Can genital warts be spreaded by wasing with a towel during and out break. If so how long does the virus live on the towel?

Can genital warts be spreaded by wasing with a towel during and out break. If so how long does the virus live on the towel?

Possibly 1 week. : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv is when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves in unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...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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Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.

Manage it: There's no way you can prevent genital warts from becoming more numerous unless you are willing to get them treated scientifically. You're almost an adult now. Please get with your physicain. ...Read more

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Can genital warts virus spread from bed sheets?

Unlikely: Need repeated body to body contact , theoretically possible as it is is a virus but unlikely to happen considered as sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can you spread genital warts if take a bath with someone ??

Can you spread genital warts if take a bath with someone ??

No risk at all: HPV infections, with or without genital warts, are only transmitted to partnes by intercourse. No risk at all from bathing, sharing towels, or even sleeping together if no sex. No worries at all! ...Read more

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I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body  can spread it?

Anywhere: The most common areas to spread hpv are the cervix and the penis, but the genital areas, anus, hand and possibly the mouth can too. Theoretically, any touching could, but it is thought to be primarily via sexual contact. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cure it self? Can they go away and not come back or be spread? Are they just spread threw sex? Can this cause cancer?

Maybe, maybe: The best answer will be provided by your dr or gyn, after an examination of this lesion. It could be many things, and we can not know if your diagnostic impression is correct. In some cases yes, would be the right answer to most of your (multiple) questions. Best of luck. ...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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With genital warts -this virus can spread from towels n material? Underwear towel ?, is washing them clearing the virus? How do u control this virus,

With genital warts -this virus can spread from towels n material? Underwear towel ?, is washing them clearing the virus? How do u control this virus,

Unlikely: It is common belief genital warts are transmitted by skin to skin contact only (sexual contact ), other means possible but unlikely . You can control them by various accepted treatments. ...Read more

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Genital Warts (Definition)

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Warts (Definition)

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