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Doctor insights on: The Truth About Genital Warts

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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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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


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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

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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Can you tell me about genital herpes inside their urethra?

Can you tell me about  genital herpes inside their urethra?

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

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Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Different organisms: They are two different infections. One causes blisters and one causes warts(like you would get on you thumb or foot). ...Read more

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Is HPV and genital warts two different things?

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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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?

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 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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Question about herpes simplex virus 2. Is that the good kind?

Question about herpes simplex virus 2. Is that the good kind?

Worse than HSV-2: There's no "good kind" of herpes, but hsv-2 is worse than hiv-1. It's sexually transmitted and causes recurrent genital herpes, whereas hsv-1 usually just causes cold sores. ...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 is some basic knowledge about condyloma acuminata (hpv virus)?

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 more

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Genital warts removed from base of my penis. However aware that still a carrier of HPV. Worried about infecting future safe partners. ?

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

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Can the HPV that causes genital warts ever go away for good?

Can the HPV that causes genital warts ever go away for good?

Here are some ...: Once contracting HPV, this virus will stay with us forever, but doesn't mean you'll develop visible warts. However, if you're within the recommended age, i.e., ...Read more

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We are told that the HPV that causes genital warts is highly contagious but what "zone" of body skin actually carries this contagion?

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

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Do women have genital heroes outbreaks inside of the virgina?

Do women have genital heroes outbreaks inside of the virgina?

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

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Help docs, is herpes the same as genital warts?

Help docs, is herpes the same as genital warts?

No, different: Herpes and genital warts are entirely different. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2 (HSV1, HSV2). Warts are caused by particular types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Google both HSV and HPV and you can learn a lot about both of them. ...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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What are the home remedies for genital warts? Is it true that genital warts is sign of cervical cancer?

What are the home remedies for genital warts? Is it true that genital warts is sign of cervical cancer?

No home remedies: Certain types of gential warts can be associated with the development of cervical cancer.That is the purpose of receiving the vaccine to prevent genital warts so that we can eliminate cervical cancer. ...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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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more


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Warts (Definition)

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