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I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil.?

I'm not sure if I have hpv or herpes. The bumps don't look like either, and I've been tested for herpes before. Also never got gardasil.?

Herpes vs. HPV: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are viral infections that cause skin lesions. Herpes can appear on the mouth as cold sores (HSV1) or around genitals (HSV2). HPV can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes can cause ulcerated, black-ish lesions while HPV causes smooth round warts (see images). HPV does have a vaccine that (Gardasil) protects against some (not all) HPV strains. ...Read more

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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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What does oral HPV infection look like? Does oral HPV cause bumps in the mouth?

What does oral HPV infection look like? Does oral HPV cause bumps in the mouth?

No symptoms: You can have oral HPV without any signs/symptoms at all. There is no reliable test for it. Your best bet is to get the vaccine (gardasil) and limit (if not eliminate) your exposure. Condoms and dental dams help but are generally thought to be ineffective. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes symptoms? I have HPV and have had warts. However I haven't had them in 3 years. I started to notice one and now I am very itchy (only at night) and noticed after itching I have red bumps that look like razor burn. I haven't had sex in 2 m

Do I have herpes symptoms? I have HPV and have had warts. However I haven't had them in 3 years. I started to notice one and now I am very itchy (only at night) and noticed after itching I have red bumps that look like razor burn. I haven't had sex in 2 m

The: The description you give is not consistent with herpes, but it is still possible. Visit your doctor for an examination. If the area in question has resolved, you can request a herpes blood test that checks for antibodies for herpes type 1 & 2. If you are positive for type 2 then you have been exposed to genital herpes at some point. If the rash is still present then your doctor may be able to tell you if it is herpes or not by his/her clinical exam.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

What are shaving bumps compared to herpes and hpv bumps.?

All different: Shaving bumps (folliculitis): Shaved areas only (obviosly), red bumps, some pimple-like, often a hair visible in the center. Warts are painless, non itchy bumps, often firm or quite hard. Herpes: initial red bump becoming blister then open sore over a few days, then healing with scabs. Initial herpes and warts usually on genitals per se, e.g. labia minor, vaginal opening. But see MD if uncertain. ...Read more

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Minor bumps on penis, is this hpv?

Minor bumps on penis, is this hpv?

HPV causes warts.: A dermatologist should be able to identify the lesions on your penis. ...Read more

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Last week I found a tiny bump on my clitoris in the crease under the hood. It's not painful and hasn't grown. I've had the HPV shot. What could it be?

Last week I found a tiny bump on my clitoris in the crease under the hood. It's not painful and hasn't grown. I've had the HPV shot. What could it be?

See an OB/GYN: If you are concerned about this go and get it examined by a professional. Without seeing it, it is impossible to diagnose. Probably benign, but have it looked at. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have something on the opening of my vagina. It looks like a very dry bump. I'm scared its hpv. It's not painful.

I have something on the opening of my vagina. It looks like a very dry bump. I'm scared its hpv. It's not painful.

See OB/GYN: See your gyn to get it cheked out and correctly dx. So the proper treatment (if any needed) can take place. ...Read more

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In Oct. My daughter received her first HPV shot & in the area a small itchy, crusty bump formed. Tiny bumps around main bump.?

Allergy?: From this description, it sounds like your daughter may be allergic to the vaccine. That's rare, and such an allergic reaction should not last this long. But she should see her pediatrician (or whoever gave the vaccine) before she receives the second dose. ...Read more

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Left and right inner cheeks filled with white painless bumps that resolved on its own. Dentist didn't know what it was. Could it have been hpv?

Left and right inner cheeks filled with white painless bumps that resolved on its own. Dentist didn't know what it was. Could it have been hpv?

Hard to say: Hard to say without examination. More likely "linea alba" or white line which is dead tissue (like callus on hands/feet) from chewing or sucking inside of cheek between teeth where they meet. Could also be minor salivary ducts. Not likely HPV. Can have biopsy if they return, if you wish. See Oral Surgeon for that. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between fordyce bumps and HPV on the lips.

How can you tell the difference between fordyce bumps and HPV on the lips.

Very different: 1) They look different; find pictures online. 2) Warts rarely appear on the lips. 3) Fordyce spots (visible sebaceous glands) are usually far more numerous than warts would be. 4) FS's tend to be fairly evenly spaced, but warts generally are clustered. 5) Warts usually are asymmetric, e.g. one side than the other, FS's likely to be equal both sides of the midline. 6) Or see MD for reassurance. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex, bump on shaft a day and a half later, too early for hpv?

Had unprotected sex, bump on shaft a day and a half later, too early for hpv?

See a doctor: Have no idea what this is without looking, but in any event you should be tested for multiple stds. And in future do not have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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I got tested for hpv came back negative but I see a bump on the inner side of my vagina what can it be?

I got tested for hpv came back negative but I see a bump on the inner side of my vagina what can it be?

Many possibilities: There are all sorts of bumps and irregularities of the labia minor, vaginal lining, etc. It could still be a genital wart despite your negative HPV test. But probably not; genital warts rarely occur as single bumps, usually several. Various cysts, skin tags, etc are very common as well. You'll need to be examined in person, preferably by the doctor or clinic where your pap and HPV test were done. ...Read more

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I'm male. I have small white bumps clustered and spread out in cornre of lips they don't hurt an haven't changed in 4 days. Is this HPV warts?

I'm male. I have small white bumps clustered and spread out in cornre of lips they don't hurt an haven't changed in 4 days. Is this HPV warts?

Cluster: It possible could be. Are you sexually active and have oral sex with men or women? If the lesion is present and not going away I would go to a dermatologist and get it biopsied and then treated. ...Read more

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I have hpv. I have bumps around my vagina but not in it. One of them has gotten a lot bigger and is inflamed, it also is very painful. Is this okay?

I have hpv. I have bumps around my vagina but not in it. One of them has gotten a lot bigger and is inflamed, it also is very painful. Is this okay?

Is it OK with U: Hpv lesions can start out small & discrete early on but tend to expand & emerge as a thicker patch. They can also become secondarily infected by other surface germs. A trip to an obgyn to determine the extent of your lesions & discuss your treatment options can be worthwhile. While some lesions may disappear spontaneously in some, many require removal because of pain & spread. ...Read more

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Why do people get so worried about cancer causing strands of hpv? There's no ugly bumps and cancer is only a tiny possibility. Drs are causing a panic

Why do people get so worried about cancer causing strands of hpv? There's no ugly bumps and cancer is only a tiny possibility. Drs are causing a panic

Wrong: According to the latest cdc data, malignant neoplasms are the second cause of death in the us. Most cervical cancers can be prevented with a simple vaccination against hpv. Once you have the cancer, if it's not detected early, the chances of cure decrease dramatically with more damage to the body and the family. ...Read more

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Is it easy after giving oral sex to a female to get oral warts or HPV lesions. Other docs on here have said no but I am worried and have an oral bump.

Not common: You should definitely get your "bump" checked out. However, it is very rare for hpv to spread from the genitals to the mouth or lips with out any open sores. ...Read more

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I've noticed some kind of white small bumps inside of my urethra. My girlfriend is infected by HPV 16 so I'm afraid that I can have it inside my ureth?

Probably not HPV: First, since your partner has HPV16, you probably have it as well; maybe you infected her. If so, it probably will go away without ever causing harm. "White small bumps" in the urethra could be HPV but not typical, and HPV16 doesn't usually cause warts. Maybe you're just looking too closely and seeing normal mucus glands. To be certain, you'll need to see a doctor for professional exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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A small bump/rash has formed on arm at the site of her HPV shot in Oct. It looks like a scab but it’s raised w/some tiny bumps around it?

A small bump/rash has formed on arm at the site of her HPV shot in Oct. It looks like a scab but it’s raised w/some tiny bumps around it?

Doctor can check: The routine vaccinations we use in the US do not leave a scab at the injection site. Her doctor will want to examine the shot site, and want to know whether any skin breakdown happened spontaneously or was due to her scratching at the shot site. Her doctor will try to decide if there was an allergic reaction, a chemical reaction, or an infection at the shot site. ...Read more

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Small, more like in a line, hard little bump in between vagina and anus. Scratched it off came back & 1 more came also. Negative for hpv. What is this?

Small, more like in a line, hard little bump in between vagina and anus. Scratched it off came back & 1 more came also. Negative for hpv. What is this?

See Your Doctor: There are several dermatological conditions that can cause this, first, you must make sure you don't have Condyloma, a type of wart caused by HPV. Second, Molluscum Contagiosum may also cause flesh like lesions in that region. Both are sexually transmitted diseases. Other causes exist also. It is important to have a complete vaginal and anal/rectal exam with an anoscopy. See your Proctologist ...Read more

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Could I have cyst inside my vagina, little bumps close together? Doesn't look or sound like HPV?

Could I have cyst inside my vagina, little bumps close together? Doesn't look or sound like HPV?

Vaginal lesion: Yes, you could. It could be hpv. It could be remnants of your hymenal ring. If it is on the lateral wall, it could be gartner's duct cysts. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 24 white and have noticed some bumps on my penis. Flesh colour like above the 4 skin. What is the best way I can tell if it HPV or warts?

No, ...: Are they new and increasing in size and number? If so, it is most likely warts. Note: the hpv-exposed men wouldn't always develop warts; if developed, it is usually in 2-3 months after exposure to hpv, almost always sex-related although very rare autoinnoculation from non-genital sites does exist. So, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Had bump that looked like Bowenoid papulosis, brown raised. What is difference between hpv wart and BP? Was on tip of inner butt, not near anus.

Probably not HPV: If you're not a medical professional, you cannot rely on self-diagnosis of Bowenoid papulosis. Plenty of other skin lesions can be brown and raised. Genital wart also seems unlikely: a) the buttock is a possible but uncommon site; b) genital warts usually are multiple, not only a single lesion; c) new HPV infection causing GWs is uncommon over age 26. See a doctor, ideally a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A couple of months ago I got my second round of the HPV vaccine, and ever since then I have been getting hive-like bumps on my body, what can it be?

A couple of months ago I got my second round of the HPV vaccine, and ever since then I have been getting hive-like bumps on my body, what can it be?

Hives: Hives like bumps signify allergy. Repeated appearance of these signify that you are still getting exposed to the Allergan. It cannot be due to vaccination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more