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Transfer Genital Warts From Hands
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
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
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
Aldara (imiquimod) instructs to apply to affected area with clean hands. I use it for genital warts and I dont trust touching it incase it spread. Is this safe?
Genital Warts: Use A qtip to applyGet a more detailed answer ›
Possible: It is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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