How common is it for somebody to get genital warts?

HPV is common. 70 - 80 % of young women in the U.S. Have or have had hpv. There are several types, some can cause cervical cancer, some cause almost no trouble at all, and some cause warts. Warts are primarily cosmetic, although they can be transmitted sexually. Reducing the bulk of the warts can be done with chemicals or other means of cautery. Your immune system is ultimately going to get rid of the hpv.
It depends. Genital warts are caused by a certain strain of human papilioma virus. Ther are over 100 strains of this virus, some of which cause cervical cancer, and one that causes warts. Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease, and some say that 60 % of the population has some strain of the virus. The wart strain is very common, but can be prevented with with an available hpv vaccine. Male or female, see a dr.

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Are genital warts common after you get all 3 vaccines?

Depends. If you were sexually active before you received the vaccine, you could have HPV despite the vaccine. The Gardasil covers 4 strains of HPV which is the cause of most, but not all genital warts. If you received the vaccine prior to sexual activity, the vaccine is highly effective for the 4 strains covered. Read more...
Depends. Genital warts can be caused by a strain other than the one you were vaccinated for. While not common it does happen. The vaccine protects against a few of the strains but not all. Also other STDs may cause warts, lesions, or ulcers. Read more...

Rubbed common wart on penis on accident. Washed with soap and water. Will I get Genital warts? I'm so scared

Different warts. There are many different types of wart viruses - and each of them has their preferred living areas. Genital warts are caused by special wart viruses that attack that area - so I don't think you need to be seriously alarmed about what happened here. If you see a dermatologist, you can get rid of that common wart that's troubling you. There are good treatments out there for all kinds of warts. Read more...

How to get ride of genital warts?

GENITAL WARTS RX. Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel are two of the prescription medications that dermatologists and recommending for genital warts. They are expensive. There are no over-the-counter medications for this as yet. Best luck. Read more...

Could an individual get genital warts?

Yes. Genital warts - caused by hpv virus - are common, but not dangerous. Symptoms include itching and bleeding they are contagious - and should be treated. Treatment depends on how many warts are present - a few can be coagulated or frozen in a doctor's office. A lot often requires a trip to the operating room. They all can be treated and removed. Peter wilk, md. Read more...

Can you get genital warts from a toilet?

Yes possible. Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets. Read more...

Can you get genital warts from the sheet?

Genital warts. Generally, about two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts develop them within three months. Genital warts are indirectly associated with use of birth control pills due to increased sexual contact without the use of barrier protection, multiple sex partners, and having sex at an early age. You cannot get genital warts from bed sheets. Skin to skin contact. Read more...