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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What type of HPV causes red warts the on arm and other genital warts to grow?

What type of HPV causes red warts the on arm and other genital warts to grow?

Various serotypes: There are well over a hundred different types of hpv which all grow on the human skin and mucous membranes. It is very difficult to type them without a special virology laboratory. Normally only the genital warts ared typed as some have been associated with cancer in that area. ...Read more

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Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Are flat warts on feet dangerous? will freckles turn to warts?

Not dangerous: Flat warts usually remain painless and cause no important health problems, but sometimes those on the sole of the feet can become larger "plantar warts", which can be painful and more difficult to threat. If in doubt, see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. Warts do not become freckles; they are entirely different. ...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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Are all bumps found on testicles genital warts?

Are all bumps found on testicles genital warts?

Not at all: There are many different causes of "bumps" or lesions on the scrotum, some are infectious, others are not. Please see your doctor right away for a full exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i get genital warts on my face?

Can i get genital warts on my face?

No: Genital warts are only on the genitals. The terms often used are to describe the location... For example plantar warts are called that because they are on the plantar surface of the foot. If they are located elsewhere, they can't be "plantar" warts. ...Read more

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Are the warts on my hand contagious?

Are the warts on my hand contagious?

Yes: Warts are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus), of which there are many different strains. Since it is a virus, you can pass it on to others, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Can the warts on my anus cause by HPV spread to my penis?

Yes it can: But more important is that we are seeing an increase incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus secondary to hpv and warts. Get the warts removed and get regular exams of that area with a colon and rectal surgeon to check for development of anal carcinoma. ...Read more

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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

They are related: Warts are mostly caused by viruses, and the ones that cause genital warts fall into one group of subtypes. The warts on fingers and feet, plantar warts, are in a different family. But all are contagious, so it is wise to be careful and limit exposure of your skin to any skin with warts. ...Read more

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Do hard bumps on the foreskin meant genital warts?

Do hard bumps on the foreskin meant genital warts?

Maybe: Maybe or maybe not. A doctor or other health care professional should be able to tell you the answer. ...Read more

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Does genital warts be on your butt cheek?

Possibly.: Genital warts can involve cervix, vagina, perineum, anus, perianal skin, scrotum, penis, anus, mouth, tongue, throat... If you have a "butt" lesion/growth that you question may be a wart, please see a doc or go to a clinic for an examination. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more