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What are the causes of genital warts?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: A virus

A sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus is the cause of warts.

In brief: A virus

A sexually transmitted virus called human papilloma virus is the cause of warts.
Dr. Michael Flax
Dr. Michael Flax
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: HPV

Genital warts are caused by one of the several types of human papilloma virus.
Exposure to this virus is via contact with someone else who is already infected. Sexual contact is the primary way one is exposed and infected. Some hpv types are called "high risk" types because they can cause the lesion to become cancerous. If you are concerned then i urge you to see a dermatologist.

In brief: HPV

Genital warts are caused by one of the several types of human papilloma virus.
Exposure to this virus is via contact with someone else who is already infected. Sexual contact is the primary way one is exposed and infected. Some hpv types are called "high risk" types because they can cause the lesion to become cancerous. If you are concerned then i urge you to see a dermatologist.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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