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Are genital warts the same warts some people get on their hands?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Genital warts come from infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted disease which also causes cervical cancer in women.
Warts on the hands come from frogs ;-).

In brief: No

Genital warts come from infection with hpv, a sexually transmitted disease which also causes cervical cancer in women.
Warts on the hands come from frogs ;-).
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine

In brief: Somehwat

Both genital warts and common warts are caused by strains of the hpv virus.
They are caused by two different strains. Each strain of hpv tends to have favorite body parts in which to develop warts. Some strains focus on the penis, others on the female cervix, some on the hands, and some on the feet. While it is possible to spread to other areas, warts tend to usually stay on their home turf.

In brief: Somehwat

Both genital warts and common warts are caused by strains of the hpv virus.
They are caused by two different strains. Each strain of hpv tends to have favorite body parts in which to develop warts. Some strains focus on the penis, others on the female cervix, some on the hands, and some on the feet. While it is possible to spread to other areas, warts tend to usually stay on their home turf.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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