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Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth(saliva, gums)?

Not so fast: The cancer associated strains that are known to cause cervical cancer can also cause throat,penile & anal cancer. The germ is specific to the sexual practices of those who carry it. Genital/oral/anal strains are specific to those types of skin, so they do not live on your shoulder/feet/etc. but they are capable of living in several sites. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Does the type of HPV that causes genital warts also cause mouth warts?

Rarely: Genital HPV warts are usually limited to the genital skin. In certain conditions like HIV which can severely weaken the body's immune system, HPV associated warts can occur on the vermillion or red part of the lips. When warts occur on the normal skin beyond the lips, it is a different wart virus strain,the one that produces the common wart. ...Read more

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

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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What's oral hpv. And is its transmittable with open soars, warts or lesions in mouth only.

What's oral hpv. And is its transmittable with open soars, warts or lesions in mouth only.

Yes by body to body: Hpv infections transmitted only by repeated body to body contact only ...Read more

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Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...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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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Is genital herpes and genital warts the same thing?

Not at all : These are two different stds caused by two different virus. Genital warts is caused by hpv and leads to warts. Herpes is caused by hsv and leads to painful ulcers and blisters. ...Read more

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Blisters in the mouth. Hsv?

Blisters in the mouth. Hsv?

Not usually: Hsv is more likely to cause blisters on the lips (cold sores) than blisters in the mouth. The exception is primary herpes (the first episode), especially in children. Ulcers in the mouth can be aphthous ulcers or may be caused by other viral infections, HIV infection, or syphilis. Herpes would be lower on the list. Chronic, recurrent, or non-healing oral ulcers should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Do genital warts multiply in number, covering the entire genital area?

Do genital warts multiply in number, covering the entire genital area?

Yes: Since genital warts are a viral infection they can spread as any other infection. It is possible to have them be extensive enough to cover the area. This problem needs help by a dermatologist as this infection can be spread to others. ...Read more

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What does oral HPV infection look like? Does oral HPV cause bumps in the mouth?

No symptoms: You can have oral HPV without any signs/symptoms at all. There is no reliable test for it. Your best bet is to get the vaccine (gardasil) and limit (if not eliminate) your exposure. Condoms and dental dams help but are generally thought to be ineffective. ...Read more

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Are the following conditions the same HPV virus, condyloma acuminatum and warts ?

Yes, sorta: There is more than one kind of wart and more than one kind of wart virus. Condyloma accuminata are genital warts and should not be confused with plantar warts or other skin warts. Condyloma are from hpv (human papilloma virus). ...Read more

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Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Are genital sores and genital herpes the same?

Yes, maybe: If you have soreness, burning blister on the genital area is most likely a herpes genitalia. The term "sore" is not specific. I'd advise having a doctor lookat you. ...Read more

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Do all strains of HVP cause warts? Is sexual contact the only way HVP warts occur?

Do all strains of HVP cause warts?  Is sexual contact the only way HVP warts occur?

Not clinically: There are two well known HPV strains that are clinically associated with genital warts.These are passed by genital to genital contact.There are dozens of HPV strains that do not produce genital warts & at least 7 associated with cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

No: In people with genital herpes, the virus is only present in the infected skin and the nerves supplying that area. It cannot be transmitted through urine or saliva, and probably not semen. ...Read more

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Are genital lesions and genital warts the same thing ?

Are genital lesions and genital warts the same thing ?

No: Genital lesions can be warts or other lesions like chancres, herpetic ulcers, granulomatous lesions etc. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more