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I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?

Anywhere: The most common areas to spread hpv are the cervix and the penis, but the genital areas, anus, hand and possibly the mouth can too. Theoretically, any touching could, but it is thought to be primarily via sexual contact. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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How common are oral warts from genital hpv? Can you get them when you share a cup with someone who has oral warts or am i just paranoid?

How common are oral warts from genital hpv? Can you get them when you share a cup with someone who has oral warts or am i just paranoid?

HPV and Oral Cancer: While the number of people with oral hpv infection has increased, the transmission is still considered to be sexual. Sharing a cup with someone with known oral hpv (which is not easily detected unless they have hpv + oral cancer) does not seem to be a risk factor. Smoking, having multiple past sexual partners (or a partner who does) and known genital hpv infection increases the risk for oral hpv. ...Read more

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I've read it's not necessary to disclose to every partner that you at one time had HPV (a genital wart) since it's so common, especially if treated and symptom free for many years (2007)? True?

I've read it's not necessary to disclose to every partner that you at one time had HPV (a genital wart) since it's so common, especially if treated and symptom free for many years (2007)? True?

Untrue: HPV is a sexually transmitted disease- many diifwrent viral types; however- it is your adult responsibility to make a full disclosure. Also,- condoms will help. ...Read more

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If a girl has HPV and she is showing common cancer symtoms related to hpv. Can a dude who has sex with her contract warts on his genitals?

If a girl has HPV and she is showing common cancer symtoms related to hpv. Can a dude who has sex with her contract warts on his genitals?

Maybe,maybe not: The hpv strains that trigger cervical cancer are different from the ones that produce genital warts, but the girl may also be infected with the wart strains and not show outward lesions. The cervical cancer strains can cause throat, penile or anal cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of thigh warts? I did cryotherapy but one more popped up... Why? Diagnosed with HPV 3 months ago. Still, have them.

Here are some ...: Thigh is not a common site for wart. How was you diagnosed to have HPV — by microscopic tissue exam or by blood test or just by its appearance? Accumulated experience has told us that some 50% of treated patients expect wart recurrence in follow-up regardless of the methods of Rx. Besides, some patients have no visible HPV lesion, but just harboring its virus as carriers. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I had a bump on inner left thigh lasered off today, doctor seemed hesitant to call it a wart, normal pap test, no hpv, what else could it have been?

I had a bump on inner left thigh lasered off today, doctor seemed hesitant to call it a wart, normal pap test, no hpv, what else could it have been?

Many things: There are many things that could look like a wart on your thigh. Seborrheic keratosis, dermatofibroma, skin tag, lichen planus, etc. Hard to tell now that it is gone. Next time consider shaving it off and sending it to the lab... ...Read more

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No stds, possible hpv warts/skintags inner thigh. Got handjob from masseuse, not sure if she had blood/semen on hands. Any risk of hiv or other std's?

No stds, possible hpv warts/skintags inner thigh. Got handjob from masseuse, not sure if she had blood/semen on hands. Any risk of hiv or other std's?

No STD or HIV risk: The inner thigh is an unlikely site of genital warts, so skin tags seem more likely. In any case, warts take at least 2 months and often up to 9-12 months to show up after acquring HPV, so nothing to do with more recent sexual exposures. STDs are rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, even when genital fluids are used as lubricant -- and for sure zero risk for HIV. ...Read more

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Is hpv/genital warts permanent?

Usually not: HPV DNA may persist in tissues long after all visible signs of infection (warts, abnormal pap smears) are gone. But it isn't known how often this really happens. Most important, the immune system usually suppresses or cures the virus to a point that warts and abnormal pap smears do not return and the virus cannot be transmitted to partners. So for all practical purposes the infection is gone. ...Read more

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How could you get HPV or genital warts?

How could you get HPV or genital warts?

Skin contact.: Most cases, if not all, are due to skin-to-skin contact with someone who has warts. ...Read more

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How could HPV or genital warts be avoided?

How could HPV or genital warts be avoided?

Limit contact: Limit your sexual exposure. Use condoms.

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How to know if you have HPV genital warts?

Pap test: The combination of a Pap test (cervicovaginal cytology) and an HPV DNA test is the best way to know if you may have genital HPV. In addition, the doctor or other provider who performs these tests will alos perform a physical examination to see and feel if there are any lesions that can be identified with the naked eye. Be well. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have HPV genital warts?

Physical exam: Physical examination of your genital area by a healthcare provider would be a good place to start to answer the question of having possible genital warts. The doctor might want to perform a pap test or biopsy to confirm the clinical impression. ...Read more

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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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How can you know if you have HPV genital warts?

How can you know if you have HPV genital warts?

See a doctor: Physical examination by a skilled healthcare provider is the best place to start to determine if you may have genital warts. The human papillomavirus (hpv) can cause warts on the penis, scrotum, anus, vulva, vagina, and cervix. These may be visible. Tests such as the pap test and hpv dna tests can also be performed in laboratories to see if hpv is present. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can doing laundry together spread HPV genital warts?

No: Hot water, detergent, bleaching agents and dryer heat will kill any HPV transferred onto clothing. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

How can I know for sure if I have HPV (genital warts)?

Biopsy: Your doctor can be pretty certain on examination but to know for sure requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can there be a recurring effect to HPV / genital warts?

Can there be a recurring effect to HPV / genital warts?

For some patients: It depends on the strain of the virus; some strains are more aggressive and prone to cause recurrences, while others are not. Also, the patient's immune status is very important as well. Immunocompromised states are a risk factor for recurrences of hpv-mediated disease (cervical dysplasia, genital warts). ...Read more

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What's a good way to address genital warts caused by hpv?

See your GYN Dr: Dr. Can treat them appropriately. Not a problem that you can take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have hpv, does this mean you also have genital warts?

If you have hpv, does this mean you also have genital warts?

Not necessarily: Of the many dozens of hpv strains, two strains are known to cause genital warts, 2 strains that are associated with cervical cancer and far more strains not associated at this time with anything. Therefore, you can have hpv with or without having genital warts. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of HPV (genital warts) in men?

What are some symptoms of HPV (genital warts) in men?

Here are ...: Seeing newly developed bumps of variable size and elevation with no discomfort mainly on the penis, occasionally at urethral opening, around anus, or rarely even in the throat, depending on personal sex lifestyle. At times, one may feel some burning urination since concomitant STD-urethritis by gono / chlamydia may happen. Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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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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Can touching a skin wart and then touching the genitals cause hpv?

Can touching a skin wart and then touching the genitals cause hpv?

Genital warts: Warts are caused by strains of the HPV, but skin warts are caused by a different strain than genital warts. Touching a wart on a regular skin surface does not spread it to your genital skin. HPV is a family of dozens of different strains, some producing various types of warts but most that do not. Each strain is very specific to where it is found. ...Read more

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Does HPV genital warts 100% came with sex, or can the body make them?

Does HPV genital warts 100% came with sex, or can the body make them?

Person to person: The viruses that cause these specialize in sexual transmission. I'd question the story of someone with warts claiming never to have had sex, but I'm also wise enough not to argue or call them a fibber. Many people who carry these particular HPV strains don't show warts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there other causes of genital warts besides hpv?

No: The human papillomavirus (hpv) causes genital warts. There are more than 40 different strains of hpv. Typically, spread by sexual contact. The good news is that they are usually treatable (either with medication or surgery)... But may recur... See your doctor. ...Read more

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I've got just been diagnosed with HPV and genital warts. Advice please?

Caution, Care: Genital warts/hpv are common but the recurrence after treatment is high up to 50%; this is reality. So, take caution not to spread it by using condom(not100% protection), and informing sex partners of what you got. Female partners require more vigilant pap smear for early detection of cervical cancer.

Meanwhile, keep up with healthy lifestyle as the long-term care of life. Talk with experts. ...Read more

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Can genital warts appear for the first time 5 years after contracting hpv?

Can genital warts appear for the first time 5 years after contracting hpv?

Yes: They can be format in your body for a very long time. If you are young your body might clear the infection without you knowing you have it. If it does not clear, the warts can appear at any time, many years later. It is often a problem on a faithful marriage if the infection was caught beforehand ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for genital warts(hpv) to eventually go?

Varies: If you are lucky they will respond immediately to simple topical treatments. They can persist for months even with treatment and occasionally will recur after apparently successful treatment. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more