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The Truth About Genital Warts
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
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
Rare, very painful: A few percent of men with newly acquired genital herpes have urethral involvement. Most also have obvious external herpes but rarely it is the only symptom, i.e. pain and redness at the opening and/or serious pain on passing urine. If you have symptoms like this and might have been exposed to herpes, see a doc or clinic ASAP. With milder symptoms, herpes probably isn't the cause. ...Read more
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
Whats responsible for a horrific case of HPV genital warts? Scared my current minor (two tiny warts) HPV infection to give bad one to partners. OCD?
Delayed treatment: Most genital wart cases remain mild, with small and relatively few warts. There are no known reasons why some progress to giant warts; it's random. Anyway, it is prevented by treating warts when still small. There is no reason to suspect your sex partner(s) would get anything other than an average, mild infection. Once treated and warts gone, you won't be infectious anyway. (OCD? Sounds possible.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral: This is a very common type of infection that most of us have been exposed to at some point. It's estimated that up to 92% of sexually active adults have some type of hpv infection (there are over 100 subtypes). Condyloma (warts) are caused by hpv type 6 & 11. Transmission is by touch & is basically the same as a wart on any other part of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genital warts removed from base of my penis. However aware that still a carrier of HPV. Worried about infecting future safe partners. ?
Here are some ...: Once infected with HPV, its virus will almost stay with you forever although you may have no clinically detectable visible warts. In reality, just exercise higher diligence & vigilance for safer sex. Besides, make sure to have regular PAP smear for sex partner. There is no practical need to be overly anxious about it; just move & live on; if seeing something, deal with it timely. ...Read more
We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?
Genital Warts: Genital warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes type two is most likely found between ones belly button and thigh. Yes, it is possible to become or have an infection inside of the vagina. 90% of people infected with herpes never have an outbreak and thus do not know where they are infected and as of yet there is no test to tell where one may be infected without an outbreak. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the home remedies for genital warts? Is it true that genital warts is sign of cervical cancer?
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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