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Treating Hpv Warts
I am currently treating HPV warts. Do the strands that cause warts cause cancer? Is penile cancer rare in circumcised men?
Not so much: The really nasty warts are usually caused by strains that are less likely to produce cancer, but don't get complacent. The good news is that if you keep a good eye on yourself and your physician checks you regularly, you can get any little cancers removed before they mutilate you. Checks every few months for the rest of your life should be okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?
Genital Warts-Yes: Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and are highly infectious; easily transmitted via skin to skin contact (not just penis to vagina/anus/mouth). 90% of genital warts are caused by HPV subtypes 9 & 11, which can be prevented (but not treated) by the HPV (Gardasil) vaccine. See you clinician about treatment options and use male/female condoms to reduce transmission risk. ...Read more