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If my canker sore is exposed to the strain of HPV that causes mouth warts, what is the probability that I will get mouth warts?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Nobody knows

Nobody knows the answer to such a question.
To find out, a researcher would have to find people with canker sores and proven exposures to HPV strains... and then figure out if they got exposed to HPV at exactly the times they also had canker sores... As you see, it's too complicated. Best to just get the Gardasil (newest version) vaccine and not worry about the HPV. Do get any warts treated.

In brief: Nobody knows

Nobody knows the answer to such a question.
To find out, a researcher would have to find people with canker sores and proven exposures to HPV strains... and then figure out if they got exposed to HPV at exactly the times they also had canker sores... As you see, it's too complicated. Best to just get the Gardasil (newest version) vaccine and not worry about the HPV. Do get any warts treated.
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