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What's the difference between warts on your hands and the warts on your genitals caused by hpv?

Different strains. Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. The ones on your hands, feet and other locations are just a different strain of the hpv. Strains 16 and 18 cause cervical and oral cancers. Read more...

What causes warts? Can warts from ones hands transfer to genital warts? A wart recently started to grow on the inside of my thumb? What causes warts? Also, I recently read that warts can be caused by hpv. If I have warts, does that mean I have hpv? A

Warts . Warts are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) and can be spread to other people or to other areas of the body. Warts on the hand are a "different subtype" of hpv compared to genital warts. Typically they don't spread from your hands to other areas of your body but it can happen. For example, occasionally, i will have a patient have warts on their hand and one develops on their neck or lip, but this is not common. Treatment options are discussed at the link below. I hope that helps! Read more...
Viral infection. Warts on the skin are caused from the human papilloma virus and is transferred by human contact. They can also be transferred from one skin area to another within the same individual. Read more...

Can I pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?

Let me explain. Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. Read more...

Can genital warts due to HPV be transmitted through hand to throat?

Highly unlikely. Only a few studies have looked at how people get oral hpv, and some of these studies show conflicting results. More research is needed to understand how oral hpv is passed on, how it can be prevented, and who is most likely to develop health problems from an oral hpv infection. Read more...