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Doctor insights on: Hpv And Genital Lesions

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If i had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs ?

If i had HPV lesions on my genitals and touch my self and handshake someone with out washing my hands could they get HPV touching them selfs ?

Highly improbable: While there are reported to be non-sexual routes for hpv transmission, the overwhelming majority of hpv transmissions are via sexual contact. Advice to avoid the contact route you've described, and otherwise wash hands after casual contact with your genitals (i.e. Wash hands after using the restroom). Lastly, if you have awareness of active hpv lesions please seek medical attention for treatment. ...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


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Can HPV lesions appear not on your genitals but on your pubic hair area and lower abdominal?

Can HPV lesions appear not on your genitals but on your pubic hair area and lower abdominal?

Yes: Lesions of condyloma definitely can grow on the low abdominal and suprapubic skin areas near the genitalia. ...Read more

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Can you have both oral and genital hpv?

Yes: They are caused by different strains of the virus and one can acquire both strains on either the oral or genital structures. ...Read more

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How common is genital HPV in the U.S.?

Here are some ...: Genital warts occur in about 1% of all sexually active adults in the U.S. although HPV DNA can be detected in 10-15% of the US population. ...Read more

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How to treat oral HPV if any? This is for my knowledge. I only have genital HPV

Depends: If you have the HPV that causes genital warts then sometimes a specialist that does surgery of the throat may have to laser off the lesions. The other HPVs that cause cervical cancer can cause throat cancer as well. If you have a persistent throat issue see an ENT physician for evaluation. IF trying to get rid of the HPV, use a condom even with oral to lower exposure to aid your immune system. ...Read more

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If my smear test came as "clear" can I still have hpv that causes genital wharts?

Yes: Past exposure and infection with wart producing strains can be confirmed or excluded by blood tests that look specifically for those strains. The "smear" by itself is a simple way to look for cervical changes due to other HPV strains associated with cervical cancer (not wart strains). ...Read more

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Best way to avoid new genital HPV warts from appearing after old ones have been removed in men? Medication/topical solution required please

Best way to avoid new genital HPV warts from appearing after old ones have been removed in men? Medication/topical solution required please

Need treatment: You have to under go complete treatment, your partner also need to be checked for genital herpes, if you both have it , you two have to get it eradicated same time , when free of hpv virus , then only you will not get them. Remember this virus is very difficult to get rid of it completely from body. ...Read more

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Difference between oral hpv-16 and genital hpv-16?If i tested negative for genital HPV does that mean i don't have HPV orally?( gave unprotec oral sex)

Difference between oral hpv-16 and genital hpv-16?If i tested negative for genital HPV does that mean i don't have HPV orally?( gave unprotec oral sex)

HPV: There is no test for hpv that is universal or cover all parts or tissues of the body. Hpv 16 is one of over 100 strains of hpv. The genital test does not cover any oral exposures. There is no oral test for hpv that is readily available. ...Read more

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Hpv (Definition)

HPV stands for Human Pappiloma Virus which is a group of Viruses that are responsible to cause Cancer of Cevix in women and Cancer of Anus and mouth in both sexes.It usully transmitted by Sexual intercourse,vaginal,anal and oral sex It is ...Read more