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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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What causes warts? Can warts from ones hands transfer to genital warts? A wart recently started to grow on the inside of my thumb? What causes warts? Also, i recently read that warts can be caused by hpv. If I have warts, does that mean I have hpv? A

Dr. Michael Tomeo
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What causes warts?  Can warts from ones hands transfer to genital warts? A wart recently started to grow on the inside of my thumb?  What causes warts?  Also, i recently read that warts can be caused by hpv.  If I have warts, does that mean I have hpv?  A

Viral infection: Warts on the skin are caused from the human papilloma virus and is transferred by human contact. They can also be transferred from one skin area to another within the same individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts is a medical condition characterized by bumpy outgrowths on the genitals and in the genital region. It caused by certain strains of a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). These strains do not typically induce cancerous changes, unlike the strains that can ...Read more


Dr. Cynthia Point
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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

Dr. Cynthia Point
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Can you get genital warts on your hands?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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Can you get genital warts on your hands?

Yes : You can get them on hands.

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Are genital warts the same as warts I get on my hands?

Dr. James Ferguson
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Are genital warts the same as warts I get on my hands?

No: Simple warts and genital warts come from a different strain of virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Natasha Sandy
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Is it possible that hand warts cause genital warts?

Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Is it possible that hand warts cause genital warts?

Possible: It is possible.

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Can genital warts spread to the lip by hand? (man)

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Can genital warts spread to the lip by hand? (man)

Yes: You should avoid direct contact with genital warts. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Husband has warts on hand.If he touches my vagina can I get genital warts?

Warts: Warts are all caused by human papilloma virus, but different strains cause different types of warts. [see chart] if your husband has common warts on his hand, theoretically you could get them on your vagina, but they would not be the genital wart strain. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Is it more likely to catch genital warts on ure hands threw masterbation than it is to catch then in ure mouth from oral when warts are inside urethra?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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Is it more likely to catch genital warts on ure hands threw masterbation than it is to catch then in ure mouth from oral when warts are inside urethra?

Some times possible: Warts are caused by human papilloma virus hpv all hpv are not same by geno type hpv 16, 18, 31 cause genital wars also cause ca of cervix location depends on geno types, possible to get implanted other locations. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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What are the odds genital warts could be spread from scrotum to hand contact? The person said they were polyps but i think he was lying.

Dr. Robert Killian
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What are the odds genital warts could be spread from scrotum to hand contact? The person said they were polyps but i think he was lying.

HPV: In general here is what we know about the wart virus. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the hundred plus strains of this virus by the time they are in their early twenties. Every person under 26 should have the hpv vaccine. Transmission of the virus is skin to skin. So, yes, if by chance you are the rare person without hpv exposure at your age your hand can pick it up from another's skin. ...Read more

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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


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