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Doctor insights on: Hpv Genital Warts Avoided

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Will high risk HPV cause genital warts?

Possibly, not always: High risk hpv infection may lead to genital warts in some people but not in all people. Some infected people have no warts and are "silent carriers" of the virus. Some people with intact immune systems can combat the viral infection and clear it without developing warts / precancer / cancer. Smokers, people with poor diets ; folks with diminished immune function are more like to develop lesions. ...Read more

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Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

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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Are genital warts dangerous?

Are genital warts dangerous?

Warts : Genital warts pose the greatest threat to women exposed to certain strains of the virus responsible for genital warts. In some cases, cervical cancer may develop. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable?

Are genital warts curable?

Yes: There are many ways to treat genital warts. They may be treated at home with over the counter treatments like salicylic acid wart remover. Prescription meds as Aldara (imiquimod) or verigin. However, they are most commonly treated at the dermatologist office with liquid nitrogen or laser. I prefer to use the pulsed dye laser as the cosmetic response is the best. ...Read more

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Are vaginal warts contageous?

Are vaginal warts contageous?

Depends: If related to an infectious process like papilloma virus or other sexually transmitted disease yes. The person should see their ob_gyn who can examine and do appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Can genital warts cause penile cancer?

Slightly higher risk: Genital warts and penile cancer are caused by different types of HPV. People with genital warts may have a slightly higher risk of penile cancer, but only a little bit. With or without past warts, penile cancer is very rare. And it's always easily curable, without serious surgery, if treated early. See a doctor to have warts treated, and get seen soon if any future bumps or sores on the penis. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Can han warts cause genital warts?

Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one that causes common warts on your hand is not the same one that causes cervical cancer. Regardless, watch where and who you touch with that hand, and see a dermatologist to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Does HPV or genital warts cause bacterial vaginosis?

Does HPV or genital warts cause bacterial vaginosis?

No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is caused by an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora. The normal bacteria that live in the vagina are taken over by other native bacteria usually gardnerella, mycoplasma, and mobiluncus species to name a few. Causes are numerous and usually are not pinpointed but can include antibiotic use, douching, and vaginal ph changes. Hpv has not been linked to bv. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Will low risk HPV and genital warts affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The only way hpv affects pregnancy is if the wart is so big it would affect the baby's head/body coming out of the birth canal. This is a very rare situation. Genital warts are common enough that many women have them during pregnancy. You can always talk to your ob/gyn and discuss for his/her opinion as well. Good luck with pregnancy! ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...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. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more