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Hpv Penile Warts
Genital warts: The hpv types that cause external visible warts (hpv types 6 and 11) rarely cause cancer. Other hpv types (most often types 16, 18, 31, 33 and 35) are less common in visible warts but are strongly associated with penile and vulvar intra-epithelial neoplasia (pre-cancerous changes) and squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the genital area especially cervical cancer and less frequently invasive vulvar c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Most cases of penile cancer are due to hpv 16, 18, 31, and 45. These are the same oncogenic (cancer-causing) strains that have been implicated in the development of cervical cancer, anal cancer, and squamous cell cancers of the mouth, head, and neck. Other strains have also been reported to cause cancer as well. ...Read more
My derm says that repeated cryo for penile warts is + likely to cause scarring and sensation loss than imiquimod. True? He says imiquimod doesn't harm healthy tissue. It harms whatever it touches, no?
Yes, but! : Yes Imiquimod could harm whatever tissue it touches, but for penile warts if you have a lot, you may get better results with the cream then with cryo. Cryo can cause scarring and does hurt a lot when applied. Plus with the cream you can do it on your own without having frequent returns to the doctors office for cryo. Try the cream first if that's what your doctor suggested! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?
Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do the strains of HPV that cause warts on feet and fingers are also the stains that cause penile/urethral/anal cancer? I have warts, am i at risk?
I'm not sure if the tiny skin-colored bumps are on my penile shaft are skin-tags or HPV warts. Should i go to a dermatologist 1st? Or family physician
Hi i'm 24 white and have noticed some bumps on my penis. Flesh colour like above the 4 skin . What is the best way i can tell if it HPV or warts ?
No,...: Are they new and increasing in size and number? If so, it is most likely warts. Note: the hpv-exposed men wouldn't always develop warts; if developed, it is usually in 2-3 months after exposure to hpv, almost always sex-related although very rare autoinnoculation from non-genital sites does exist. So, see doc timely. ...Read more