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Doctor insights on: Hpv Genital Warts Avoided

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

If a guy has HPV (genital warts) he cannot get married in order to avoid transmitting of the virus to his lover? Ex: She is above 26 years old.

Doesn't stop wedding: People with contagious diseases get married, everywhere, everyday. It does create a dilemma, as the uninfected spouse doesn't want to catch the infection. First, genital HPV viruses are common, and many people don't know they have them. Therefore, one can get vaccinated (self-pay if no insurance). One can get warts treated to remove them. We can't remove HPV-infected cells that we can't see, yet. ...Read more

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I'm a man, should I get human papilloma virus vaccine to avoid genital warts and cancer?

I'm a man, should I get human papilloma virus vaccine to avoid genital warts and cancer?

Yes!: Yes, of course! the vaccine has been approved for men and boys for two years now (gardisil that is, Cervarix is not approved for boys/men yet). It is approved for the prevention of anal cancer and it's precursors caused by hpv and genital warts as well. ...Read more

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Is hpv/genital warts permanent?

Is hpv/genital warts permanent?

Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read more

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How to know if you have HPV genital warts?

How to know if you have HPV genital warts?

Pap test: The combination of a Pap test (cervicovaginal cytology) and an HPV DNA test is the best way to know if you may have genital HPV. In addition, the doctor or other provider who performs these tests will alos perform a physical examination to see and feel if there are any lesions that can be identified with the naked eye. Be well. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have HPV genital warts?

Physical exam: Physical examination of your genital area by a healthcare provider would be a good place to start to answer the question of having possible genital warts. The doctor might want to perform a pap test or biopsy to confirm the clinical impression. ...Read more

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Is HPV and genital warts two different things?

HPV causes warts...: Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus that infects the skin and mucus membranes (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, perianal skin, anus, mouth, throat). It is most often spread through sexual contact. Some people with hpv develop warts that are triggered by the virus. Some people can also develop precancerous and cancerous growths caused by hpv. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have HPV genital warts?

How can you know if you have HPV genital warts?

See a doctor: Physical examination by a skilled healthcare provider is the best place to start to determine if you may have genital warts. The human papillomavirus (hpv) can cause warts on the penis, scrotum, anus, vulva, vagina, and cervix. These may be visible. Tests such as the pap test and hpv dna tests can also be performed in laboratories to see if hpv is present. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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


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