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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Wht virus cause genital warts.Is the reoccuernce of warts is possible.How dangerous is this virus....How does it spread in a sexual cnct?

Wht virus cause genital warts.Is the reoccuernce of warts is possible.How dangerous is this virus....How does it spread in a sexual cnct?

HPV: Human papillomavirus (known as hpv) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. There are many types of this virus and some are associated with genital warts. There are multiple cancers, especially cervical cancer in women, associated with the virus--though these cancers do not directly arise from the genital warts. Talk to your doctor about screening tests and hpv vaccines that are available. ...Read more

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How does a child get hand warts caused by HPV virus?

Different strains: There are lots of different hpv strains. The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't stds which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious. ...Read more

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Recently got a wart removed from my shaft. The biopsy results came back. HPV negative but says warts caused by papaloma virus. what is the difference?

Recently got a wart removed from my shaft. The biopsy results came back. HPV negative but says warts caused by papaloma virus. what is the difference?

Conflicting report: HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus, so your post is unclear. Your options are: 1. call your doctor for clarification 2. download a copy of your pathology report and request a Virtual Consult with a HealthTap physician. We can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?

Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

If I have the job virus that had caused cervical cancer, not warts, can my husband still  be at risk for genital warts?

Yes: Assuming "job" is a mispelling for "same" or "hpv". The virus that causes genital warts does overlap with the virus that causes cervical cancer. There are different strains of the same virus and the strains most likely to cause cervical cancer tend not to produce as many warts and the strains that cause visible warts in men are a bit less likely to cause cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more