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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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On December 11th i received a protected oral sex from a CSW, it was brief 1 or 2 min. What are my risk from Genital Warts form this exposure.

On December 11th i received a protected oral sex from a CSW, it was brief 1 or 2 min. What are my risk from Genital Warts form this exposure.

Protected means ?: If the protection was working, the risk is tiny... call it 0% chance (mathematically rounding off). Of course, different people have differing ideas of what "protection" is, and how protected one must be before one uses the word "protected". Life is full of uncertainties... and spending time with sex workers just happens to be one of them. ...Read more

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If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

Yes: Assuming "job" is a mispelling for "same" or "hpv". The virus that causes genital warts does overlap with the virus that causes cervical cancer. There are different strains of the same virus and the strains most likely to cause cervical cancer tend not to produce as many warts and the strains that cause visible warts in men are a bit less likely to cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

I have low risk hpv.Genital warts will the HPV vaccine protect me from the other 3 hpv? Will the vaccine be effective in preventing hpv-related diseas

Yes: If you get the 4 strain vaccine & have not been infected by the other three strains, the vaccine can benefit you in building your immune protection from those strains. ...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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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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I just found out I have high risk HPV (no genital warts) can my boyfriend get it from performing oral sex?

I just found out I have high risk HPV (no genital warts) can my boyfriend get it from performing oral sex?

All things HPV:: No oral spread. The best summary of the HPV virus, in all its forms, is the one on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_papillomavirus I learned a lot & you will too! Many of your fears will be eased (and some might be raised). It's good that you know you have a high risk type so you will be faithful about getting follow-up PAPs & early treatment if your PAP's show suspicious lesions. ...Read more

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Can u tell me about low risk hoc that causes genital warts?

HPV: I assume "hoc" should be "hpv". Of the 100 hpv types, about 60 cause warts mostly on the hands or feet. The other 40 or so are sexually transmitted, and are drawn to the body's mucous membranes, such as the moist layers around the anal and genital areas. Low-risk hpv strains, such as hpv 6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts, which rarely develop into cancer. But they are contagious. ...Read more

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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. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more