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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. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

How many/what strains of HPV warts cause penile cancer?

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 more

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Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Least painful treatment for genital warts?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. The last painful is probably topical trichloroacetic acid, which still hurt. ...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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How are genital warts treated?

How are genital warts treated?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more

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Are genital warts curable ?

Are genital warts curable ?

Yes: Most people will clear all the warts but it is more difficult if they are extensive or have been present for a long time because they may have spread to areas where they are not even visible. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Whats the best medicine for HPV genital wart?

Consider Aldara (imiquimod): There are 3 medicines that may be self-applied for genital warts: aldara cream (imiquimod), condylox and veregen (sinecatechins). I think most doctors tend to prescribe aldara, which stimulates the immune system. Other treatments are done in the office--freezing, acid or surgical removal. ...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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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

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more