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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

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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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

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

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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I have been diagnosed with genital warts I wash my hands after using the restroom. Is it possible to pass them to my baby while changing my baby's diaper or giving her a bath? Im very worried, what should i do different?

I have been diagnosed with genital warts I wash my hands after using the restroom.  Is it possible to pass them to my baby while changing my baby's diaper or giving her a bath?  Im very worried, what should i do different?

Nothing: There is minimal chance YOU could spread this germ to your baby & hand washing should remove even the most remote risk. Your statement does not list babies age or whether the mom has or had genital warts. Babies exposed to genital warts during a vaginal delivery can acquire the germ. It may stay hidden for months and arise as genital or vocal cord warts up to 2 yrs later. ...Read more

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I found a wart on my hand. Is it possible that that she may contract genital warts as a result of insertion during forplay?

I found a wart on my hand. Is it possible that that she may contract genital warts as a result of insertion during forplay?

Possible, but...: Theoretically, self transmission may occur but very unlikely provided there is no micro-injury to break skin or mucosa - the external barrier as the first line of natural defense - so to allow HPV virus to gain its beachhead into the affected cells for replication. If the first line is broken, the internal humoral immunity as the second line of defense takes over to kill invading virus. So, ... ...Read more

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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.

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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If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?

Water ok.: Water will remove over 90% of the viral load on your skin. Using the soap Would only be beneficial if there was oil residues or massive amounts of contaminant on your hand but you weren't able to wash off with water. ...Read more

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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?

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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I had a wart on my hand and knee.but they resolved without treatment.If I have genital warts will my body be able to clear it? Good chance?

Best to be treated: Other kinds of skin bumps can look like warts, and nongenital warts are uncommon in adults -- so maybe those weren't warts. Although your immune system will eventually clear your genital warts, it can take months or years. Much better to see a doctor or clinic and have them treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can genital warts due to HPV be transmitted through hand to throat?

Can genital warts due to HPV  be transmitted through hand to throat?

Highly unlikely: Only a few studies have looked at how people get oral hpv, and some of these studies show conflicting results. More research is needed to understand how oral hpv is passed on, how it can be prevented, and who is most likely to develop health problems from an oral hpv infection. ...Read more

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If you touch the genital warts on scrotum and put your ur hand in your mouth. Will you get oral hpv? Possibility? Scared!!

If you touch the genital warts on scrotum and put your ur hand in your mouth. Will you get oral hpv? Possibility? Scared!!

Possible?: Sure, many things are possible in life. That is one of the main reasons to remain monogamous... meaning to have very few sexual partners in one's lifetime. That way, a couple can do pretty much anything they want to do, and still have a low exposure to various germs. In life, if one is a worrier, DON'T do the risky stuff. It's really that simple. ...Read more

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Had pharyngitis 3 months back. And have genital warts.I touched my warts and put my hand in my mouth.white patches at back of throat. O.P cancer?

Had pharyngitis 3 months back. And have genital warts.I touched my warts and put my hand in my mouth.white patches at back of throat. O.P cancer?

Too soon to be: cancer,but could be warts. See ENT Dr. and have this checked out. They can remove them in the throat and eliminate your risk of cancer down the road. ...Read more

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I have genital warts caused by hpv so what I should do?and does touching my genital areas will transfer the warts to other parts of my body ?

No significant risk: Genital warts almost never are transmitted to other areas of the body. They also are not transmitted to other persons, such as your baby. The genital types of HPV don't easily infect other areas. To be as safe as possible, just use common sense hygiene, like washing your hands after using the toilet and before handling your baby, e.g. changing diapers. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to transfer my genital warts to my mouth?

Is it possible to transfer  my genital warts to my mouth?

Yes: The virus is transmitted by touch so easily can be transferred from genitals to the mouth. ...Read more

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Is it possible that genital warts can be transferred to the eyes? Can genital Warts cause blindness? If not how so?

Is it possible that genital warts can be transferred to the eyes? Can genital Warts cause blindness? If not how so?

Not common: I've personally never seen a case of genital warts in or around the eyes. I wouldn't say its impossible but that its very uncommon, even with exposure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

What happens if I just discovered small genital warts I know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.s.a.p?

See a doctor: See a doctor or clinic for professional diagnosis and treatment advice. Over the counter chemicals and various folk remedies have not been studied scientifically and it isn't known how well they work, if at all. Some apparent warts actually are other skin conditions. Self treatment may change the appearince of skin bumps, without curing warts but making it harder to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i just discovered small genital warts i know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Can you tell me if i just discovered small genital warts i know its a concern but can I get rid of them a.S.A.P?

Yes: Small warts are easily treated with cautery or laser and this is quick
they may return once or twice after treatment
there are creams that treat the disease over a period of time and will treat areas where the virus is not exhibiting itself as warts. ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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Can genital warts be hard?

Yes: Genital warts are harder and raised from the normal skin. May be slightly darker in color. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital warts?

Meds or destruction: There are some home treatments that you may use by prescription. The two best that i like are Condylox (podofilox) Gel or veragen gel. At the office i prefer to treat genital warts with both liquid nitrogen and the pulsed dye laser. ...Read more

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How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX: Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel are two of the prescription medications that dermatologists and recommending for genital warts. They are expensive. There are no over-the-counter medications for this as yet. Best luck. ...Read more

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Can han warts cause genital warts?

Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one that causes common warts on your hand is not the same one that causes cervical cancer. Regardless, watch where and who you touch with that hand, and see a dermatologist to get rid of it. ...Read more

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How are genital warts usually spread?

Contact: Warts are spread by contact with infected skin. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

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