How Do You Get Hpv Warts




Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for HPV warts to show up after contact?
    Two of my friends had sex, and he complains he got the HPV wart the day after he had intercourse with her. He had slept with another girl a week and a half before, and she has never had any symptoms. How long does it take for this to show up on a male? And does it go away ?

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      Warts don't show up the day after your exposed to them, they can take months to years to show up. Also, a wart does not develop in a days time, they take time to develop.

    Can a man get HPV by touching with his hand a girl who has HPV warts ?
    Assuming that a guy is touching with his hand a girl who has HPV warts and then he touches his penis - can he get HPV ? Or he can get it only through direct contact, such as touching his penis to her vulva / vagina ? Thank you very much !

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    What kind of doctor specializes in treating hpv?
    my bf has hpv warts on his penis area..we want to get it treated. what kind of doctor should he go to for this?

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      HPV is a virus that affects the skin. The doctor that treats skin problems is a dermatologist.

      Some people say a urologist.... if a male has warts in the urethra then a urologist is needed. The virus doesn't affect fertility.

      General physicians and Planned Parenthood also can remove the warts.

      There is no treatment for the virus doctors remove the warts or the cell changes the virus causes.
      It can take many months for the warts to regress. Treatment can irritate the sensitive skin tissue of the penis.
      Here are the treatments the CDC recommends No one treatment seems better than another.

    if someone has HPV warts and the body fights it off in early stages doesnt that mean its gone?
    90% the body fights HPV genitals warts in the early stages so if your get it in the early stages it should be completely gone and not come back right?

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      The body can in fact fight the HPV virus into a stage where you do not have as many symptoms. But if you have had genital warts in the past, it is VERY likely for them to come back.

      Here are some tips you can use to make sure they do not come back:

      Make a paste by crushing vitamin C tablets with water. Apply this on the wart and cover it with a bandage.

      Always wrap the genital warts to avoid them from spreading.

      Use castor oil over the wart and tape it. Do it twice daily.

      Stay dry and prevent any kind of moisture.

      Have garlic capsules or tablets.

      Apply vitamin E oil, clove oil, aloe vera juice, milkweed juice, the milky juice of the sow’s thistle plant, or milky juice of unripe figs on the wart.

      Douse lemon slices for two weeks with little salt in apple cider vinegar. After two weeks apply the lemon slices on the wart.

      These natural home remedies will help to give you genital wart relief. But if you want get rid of them completely then check out the resource below for an immediate solution.

    Will i get something for pain after genital wart removal?
    I just found out I have hpv/warts. I need to know if they give me something for pain after they freeze/burn them off. This is my first time being treated.

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      Here is info about genital warts and how to treat them:
      Good luck!

    Can you get hpv flat warts and raised at the same time?
    I had raised hpv caused warts, then got treated and they were gone in 6 months. That was the only break out I had. It has been over 5 years. I understand the virus is still with me, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm contagious. There are many conflicting reports though. My Hpv would be considered dormant though, right? Lastly, when you try the vinegar test, is the whiteness obvious, or can it be hard to detect?

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      Hi below as some facts that will help u understand more about this virus, hope this information and links helps answer your question. Ciao ♥
      HPV is passed from person to person, often indirectly. HPV on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the wart. It may take several months for HPV to appear if transmission occurs.
      Warts are contagious, excreting large loads of HPV viral particles. If a person with a wart on a finger were to touch a genital area in a manner vigorous enough to slightly break the skin, this might transmit the virus to that area

      Sadly, most areas of skin that possess HPV infection have no outward signs. Thus, the infection may be transmitted to the uninfected area of a partner without any knowledge of this fact by either partner. This is the manner in which almost all HPV infections are apparently transmitted. So, practically, if partners choose to have direct skin-to-skin contact between genitalia, then it may be impossible to know if HPV virus is being transmitted or not

      Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). They are very contagious and can spread to other parts of the body (such as groins, inner thighs and pubis) or to other person through skin-to-skin contact normally during genital sex, oral or anus. It can also spread through secondary contact for instance through a towel, sharing underwear or like especially if not washed thoroughly..

      Since you have genital warts, there is a high possibility that you got it from your sex partner(s). If you only have sex with your partner, then most likely they are infected too. It would be advisable to get them to go for check up. To prevent spreading to others, practice sex safe.

      Aldara is quite a new kind of drug that use to remove genital warts. Responses to the cream vary from person to person. It is common to experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking or scabbing at or around the application area during the treatment. Treatment with Aldara cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. Itching and/ burning is included.
      You normally need to apply the cream until the genital warts disappear or up to 16 weeks. New warts may develop during the Aldara treatment. It cannot cure hpv though and so far there is no cure for hpv. Your genital warts may be removed but hpv stays in your body. When you body immune system is not able to fight off the hpv, new warts will recur.

      Aldara cream may not remove all genital warts, if it does not work, you need to seek other treatment.

    If you have HPV-warts can your newborn contract it?
    Also can you get HPV-warts if there is no breakout on the other person but they have it.

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      yes. it is very possible

    I have HPV and warts as a result. After being with my GF she has gotten warts and cervical changes?
    I have HPV and warts as a result. After being with my GF she has gotten warts and cervical changes? I was under the impression that the strains that cause warts were not the cancer causing type?

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      That is incorrect. HPV can cause cancer because it causes the epithelial to reproduce at an abnormal rate and alter the cells' abilities to regulate reproduction.

      Don't freak out. Having HPV is not a guarantee that she will get cervical cancer. Here's a quote from the attached source: "But in a SMALL NUMBER of women, the virus survives for years and eventually converts some cells on the surface of the cervix into cancer cells."

    Is there a such things as non-HPV warts in the genital area?
    I am 16 year old girl and a virgin. I think i have a wart in my genital area but ive never had sex. Ive only masterbated with MYSELF i used a hairbrush handle and thats it. Is there any chance i have a non-HPV wart? Yes it is only one. I was told that if i put white vinger on it and it didnt turn white then it wasnt a wart. I did this procedure nothing happened. I am so confused. Helpp!

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      It could be a ingrown hair follicle instead of a wart there is no accurate way to say so if you are worried you should ask to go to the doctors and have it checked out. But to answer your question there is no such thing as non HPV warts you either have it or you don't. And since you never had sex I doubt you have HPV or warts at all but like I said go get tested please!

    My husband has had this wart looking thing on his penis since I met him?
    He tells me that hes had it since he was born but I don't know. It looks like a wart, or a raised mole type thing. If it was something like Herpes or HPV would it still be in the same place and the same size for over a year? Don't they go away and come back? Or would an HPV wart stay in the same place forever?

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      yes ! it is possible that he has it since he was born! why do you dont trust him.....

      anyway - of course it will be better if he will go to doctor!

    What can I expect when I break celibacy?
    My boyfriend and I have not had sex due to HPV warts. He's getting them frozen off in a month. It's been 7 months since we last had sex. We don't do any sexual activity beyond making out on the rare occasion.

    What can I expect when we get to have sex again after he heals? Will it hurt? Be awkward? I'm very excited the celibacy is ending but I feel nervous for some reason.

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      Expect that he can still transfer his HPV to you, even when he doesn't currently have warts, if he hasn't done so already.

    Do the scars from cyrotherapy treatment for hpv go away?
    I just recently got a cyrotherapy treatment (about 2-3 weeks ago) for hpv warts. The scabs have fallen off about 3-4 days ago but now there is a lighter skin pigmentation followed by a ring of darker skin (like most scabs look after you pick them). Does these scars go back to my skin color with time or is this permanent? I hope they go away. Any advice would be appreciated :) Thank you

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      It fades significantly, but it usually does take a bit of time. In a year, you won't notice them at all.

    What can I expect when I break celibacy?
    My boyfriend and I have not had sex due to HPV warts. He's getting them frozen off in a month. It's been 7 months since we last had sex. We don't do any sexual activity beyond making out on the rare occasion.

    What can I expect when we get to have sex again after he heals? Will it hurt? Be awkward? I'm very excited the celibacy is ending but I feel nervous for some reason.

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      I think no need to be nervous. good luck

    i have vaginal wall tearing. it hurts so bad to pee i just start crying and crying?
    is there anything the hospital can do for me. i also have hpv warts beside it and they are torn as well. can they give me numbing cream or something so i can pee?

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      First of all, have those warts removed right away, because they can spread and break out all in your vagina. Also have the specific type of HPV identified, because some could be precursors to cancer; then, do not have sex with anyone until you're cured of the warts, because your could give the virus to them. Now about peeing without pain, you can ask the doctor who is removing your warts.

    Is Hpv warts and yeast infections related?
    I was just wondering if you have hpv warts, can that also trigger a yeast infection and Bacterial Infection too, becuase it may cause a change in you vagina PH?

    just wondering if anyone had this problem ??

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    I have this wart like thing on the inside of my mouth left side towards back bottom of my cheek. What to do?
    I'm not sure if it's one of the HPV warts or maybe just my wisdom teeth ripping into my cheek when I chew. It doesnt bother me but sometime I bite into it with the back wisdom teeth..

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      i have hpv genital warts and the only way you can find out if you have an std in your mouth is by going to a doctor because hpv genital warts dont hurt dont itch dont do anything they are just bumps so it is scary to think you have this so i hope you dont iv been through this before ill keep you in my prayers good luck

    Who is more susceptible to catching HPV & Genital Warts, a man or a woman?
    Is it harder for a woman to catch HPV as opposed to a man? A friend of mine told me that if a woman has HPV (genital warts) it's more than likely she has had numerous sex partners. I don't see how that is possible, but figured I would ask anyway.

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      Woman in heterosexual relationships have a higher susceptibility of acquiring hpv than men in heterosexual relationships; do to the method of transmission.

    Can hpv be transmitted thru using a washing machine used by a person with hpv/warts?
    I know someone who is having hpv and genital it possible that after she uses the washing Machine with her undies and i use the washing machine will the virus of her warts be transmitted to my undies or clothes and be transmitted to my skin? Or private area?

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      Do not worry about transmission of genital warts or abnormal cell changes due to HPV through washing under-garments in the same washing machine. Transmission this way would be next to impossible.

    What are the chances of getting HPV from oral sex?
    I'm male. Let's say I know a girl who has HPV (genital warts). No external symptoms, but she did test positive a few years ago. If I performed oral sex on her, what are the chances I'd end up with HPV?
    EDIT: I didn't do it yet, just asking ahead of time.

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      Pretty good! She doesnt have to have external symptoms for it to be contagious. You can end up with genital warts on and in your mouth from performing oral sex on her.

    How could I have gotten HPV without ever having sex?
    I've never had sex or even fooled around with a guy, but I was recently diagnosed with HPV/Genital Warts.
    How is this even possible?
    What are the other ways of getting this?

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      All strains of HPV are transmitted through skin contact, sexual activity is not at all required. Don't worry about HPV, there is evidence that the human body is capable of fighting off the infection even though there is no technical cure, and you can always get the warts removed. In fact, the stats for people contracting HPV are through the roof! It's something like 80% of sexually active people that pick up a strain at some point, so if that many people contract it regardless of protective methods I'm sure its possible to pick it up in other ways. By the way, contrary to an earlier post, there was no vaccine for genital warts, the HPV strains that the vaccine prevented were not the strains that caused warts. But here is some good news: the strain that causes warts does not cause cervical cancer! Try not to drive yourself crazy wondering how you contracted it... it's not the end of the world, trust me. :)

    How can you tell that tea tree oil is healing your HPV warts?
    I was recently diagnosed with HPV and began to grwo warts, unfortunate yes, but obviously my own fault, in an regard, i do not have the money for medical treatment and have purchased tea tree oil to try to heal the warts, i have heard from many sources this works very well, but how can i tell if it is working or not?

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      Hello. Im so sorry you have to deal with HPV warts, and i have never heard of Tea Tree Oil helping them, but i have a list of things which can help you.

      Your doctor may be able to prescribe you some of the creams, talk to him/her and see the possible options. You may be able to go to the pharmacy and get these creams too.

      I have looked online for you too see if you can get some stuff to help online :) and i have found some great things, and some at quite a low price

      Heres some cheap things i found which will help

      Special Genital Warts Treatment:

      Vitamin E Oil:

      Castor Oil:

      Genital Wart Stick Remover:

      Wart Remover:

      Also take a trip to the GP if you can as they may be able to help. I would also say discontinue using Tea Tree Oil as this can be harsh on your skin. And try purchasing some of the above ^.^ .

      Also try reading this;

      You may also want to take multi vitamin tablets, with vitamin E & C mainly in.

      If you go to the doctors, they may get a nurse to put acid on the warts to burn them off, this is very painful, so try and remove them yourself first, with the above ^ i strongly recommend you trying the first link as its been recomnmend alot. and is meant to be great.

      Have fun and try practicing safe sex :) And also you'll be able to see if your warts are healing by them 'drying' up and getting smaller..

      Good luck

    Can someone give me all the details on HPV and Herpes?
    HPV - both warts and cancerous.

    Herpes - Genital, not cold sores. Yes, cold sores can give you genital herpes if you have oral sex.

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      Approximately 130 HPV types have been identified. Some HPV types can cause warts (verrucae), but those types don't cause cancer. Other types can cause cancer, but those types don't cause warts. Other types have no symptoms and are harmless. Most people who become infected with HPV do not know they have it.

      About 30-40 HPV types are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPV types may cause genital warts. Persistent infection with "high-risk" HPV types—different from the ones that cause warts—may progress to precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer.However most infections with these types do not cause disease.


      Symptoms of herpes outbreaks typically begin with pain, tenderness, or itching in the genital area and may also include fever and headache. Bumps and blisters may appear on the vagina, penis, scrotum, anus, thigh, or buttocks. Blisters soon open to form painful sores that can last up to 3 weeks.

      There's no cure for herpes. Once someone has been infected with the herpes virus, it stays in the body. Medications can alleviate the discomfort of outbreaks or limit their frequency. But it's better to prevent herpes infections. Anyone having sex (oral, anal, or vaginal) should take precautions against STDs and get screened for them regularly.

      Medication/ treatment of herpes:-

    Is it possible to get HPV from your mother?
    Is it possible for a mother to pass HPV(genital warts) down to her child during childbirth, but the virus lay dorment in the child for 10+ years?

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      yes, doesn't happen everytime but it can. With genital warts most people are carriers with no warts because their immune system is good and keeps the virus at bay. However people with lowered immune systems get the warts. Could be that you are really stressed or have been fighting something else and your immune system is otherwise busy.

      One thing though I'm pretty sure that if you got it from your mom during birth the warts end up not only on genitals but I'm not positive.

      Go to the doc get some cream and they go away. But know that you should tell any sexual partner!

    Is it possible to have a birthmark on a penis head?
    Is it possible to have a small birthmark on a penis head? I've seen it on someone and I think it's a birthmark.
    What could have it been if not a birthmark?
    a HPV wart probably not, because it is flat on the surface.

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      Just like the rest of your body.

    I need information on HPV and if sex is okay while healing?
    I contracted HPV genital warts from my husband, I have the symptoms of warts but he doesn't, I need to know if having unprotected sex will keep the warts from going away. Also, should he see a doctor since he has it, even if he doesn't have symptoms?

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      Your husband may want to see a doctor to make sure there are no small almost invisible warts. Many people with the virus don't show a visible wart..treatments are only done on the visible wart...when they are no warts then no treatment can be done. Treatments only remove the visible wart..they don't remove the virus.

      You and your husband share your HPV type...however condoms has been shown to help the regression of the virus...right now you are in a high viral load...and sex can cause micro-abrasion to your vulva...treatments can also cause some irritation to delicate genital this...this can allow more entry points for the virus...condoms don't help as much in preventing entry points for the virus when you have warts. In time the body does build immunity to your acquired HPV type...but sex could prolong your wart infection due to more traumas o your vulva. If you do engage in sex it would be important to use a condom.

      The decision to refrain from sex during treatments should be made between you and your partner. Once immunity is obtained then you and your partner will not ping pong the virus back and forth.

    Is it normal for HPV warts to appear on the inside of the vaginal opening?
    I have had genital warts since April. My gynecologist treats me regularly with TCA. The warts normally appear outside the vaginal opening, but recently I've noticed some small wart clusters on the inside. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

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      Yes, if you see them near the inside than they are on the inside. How are you looking at these? Do you own a speculum? Did you steal a speculum?


      Yes go back to your ob/gyn and request a full pap. This is extremely common. I suggest not worrying about it at all. The more stress and tension you put on your body and mind, they more things tend to go wrong. Sit back have a nice cup of tea, and meditate, do some yoga. Hell even smoke some pot anything to relax you and let your natural body's defenses work and defeat this virus. Good luck and remember, you'll be fine!

    How many liquid nitrogen treatments do you need before my HPV wart goes away?
    I have discovered several warts on my vagina and went to the clinic. I decided on receiving the liquid nitrogen treatment. To date, I have had two treatments and they are still here. I am going to weekly...

    What are your thoughts?

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      Sometimes it takes several treatments for visible warts to regress.

      If your insurance will approve Aldara....I would probably consider this prescription med since it is a treatment that you can use at home and works with your immune system to help clear visible warts.
      Aldara can cause some side affects….just use the cream sparingly and use some like diaper rash cream to protect the skin around the warts.

    Can you get genital wart from someone with herpes?
    I found bumps on my vagina, not blisters like herpes, but bumps... And I'm suspecting HPV.. I got my gardasil shots though so im unsure... But my partner has been battling herpes, so i'm curious if it's possible to catch HPV, genital warts, from someone with herpes?

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      No hun warts and herpes are different viruses.
      HPV is genital warts
      HSV is herpes.
      But some times people can have both HPV and HSV. If they have HPV then you could get it.
      You can also still get warts on you genitals after getting the gardasil shot because it only protects you from the types that cause cervical cancer, there are still many types of HPV out there that you can get. Do see your doctor or gyno and get the bumps checked out.

    If I have HPV(genital warts), can I get anything else from going down on a girl with the same virus?
    The women in reference is my ex-girlfriend. She believes she contracted the hpv(warts) from me, but after seeing how this virus can work, I'm pretty sure she has no idea who gave it to who, she just wants someone to blame. Anyways, can I contract another type of hpv(such as warts in the mouth) if I go down on her?

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    How do I find due dates for drugs to be approved by the FDA?
    I'm interested in investing in a particular company(TWTI) seeking approval for a HPV(Genital Warts) vaccination. I often hear of drugs that are soon to be "judged" by the FDA and a specific date associated with big decision. Where do I find those dates?

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      The best people to ask this question are those at Third Wave - they certainly want you to invest in their company AND they are the ones with the inside information on things like this. They have an investor relations site and an email form just for asking such questions:

      Third Wave Technologies "develops and markets molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications to meet the needs of our customers. The company offers a number of products based on its Invader® chemistry for clinical testing. Third Wave offers in vitro diagnostic kits, and analyte specific, general purpose, and research use only reagents for nucleic acid analysis."

      They have created reagents related to HPV diagnosis:

      If one of their products were up for review by the FDA, it might come under the auspices of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. However, the FDA does not give out much information about pending approvals to the general public.

      As for an HPV vaccine, the FDA just approved one, Gardasil, manufactured by Merck:

    How likely is it that i have hpv?
    I had a boyfriend for two years who had hpv genital warts. I had all three rounds of gardasil. I have never had symptoms. I am now in a new relationship. Could I be infected? My new boyfriend is also vaccinated. Could he get it from me?

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    What STDs do they check for when you are pregnant? Is HPV / genital warts an STD?
    What STDs do they check for when you are pregnant?

    If your pap smear showed that you have HPV (human papilloma virus) is that an STD or just a virus that many people have? HPV causes genital warts, does that mean that genital warts is an STD or just a result of HPV? Thanks!

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      When I went to Florida, my doctor gave me a copy of my file to take with me. From what I understand from that, my doctor's office checked for HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. It didn't say anything about genital warts/HPV, although I suck at reading doctor reports, so I might have missed it.

      Since there are so many different strains of HPV, the do classify genital warts as a STD. I used to go to Planned Parenthood for my yearly pap when I was younger, and I know they didn't test for all the STD's unless I specifically asked for it. Perhaps some prenatal doctor practices are the same?

    What STDs do they check for when you are pregnant? Is HPV / genital warts an STD?
    What STDs do they check for when you are pregnant?

    If your pap smear showed that you have HPV (human papilloma virus) is that an STD or just a virus that many people have? HPV causes genital warts, does that mean that genital warts is an STD or just a result of HPV? Thanks!

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      HPV is not an STD. Half of all pregnant women test positive for it.

    How often should you use Wartec solution?
    I was recently diagnosed with HPV (genital warts) and my doctor prescribed Wartec. She told me to use it once a week for 6 weeks, which is way off from the directions on the box, which say to use it twice a day for 3 days, take 4 days off, and then repeat the cycle. Normally I would strictly follow the doctor's orders but her recommendation came without explanation and it seems to be a very low dosage compared to the normal dosage given on the box. Does anyone have any input on this predicament? Thanks!

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    What treatments are available that work for Genital Warts?
    I was curious what is available out there that treats HPV/Warts that is legal, non-prescription and that works. I have found these 3 sites:

    Anyone have any experience or knowledge please reply!

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      You can buy this w/out a prescription:

    What happens if you have a virus and get vaccinated after the virus effects go away?
    So what happens if say you caught the flu virus, and after a while you get better. Then you get the flu vaccine. Aren't vaccines basically dead or dying viruses that help your body's immune system recognize the virus if it ever comes back to you in an active state? What about for things like HPV/genital warts? I have a friend who had a small case of condyloma a few years ago and hasn't had an outbreak since the first one...what would happen if they eventually got the Guardisil vaccine?

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      first of all you should read this -

      if person already have HPV virus - there is no no need for Guardisil - it will not work anymore!

    What are some good websites for home remedies and natural health?
    I'm looking for something to help me with HPV/Genital Warts.

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      First off, have you consulted at a doctor? You should do that, incase things get worse. I've heard of cases of genital warts/HPV getting quite bad. Just a hint of advice. Other than that, there are plenty of remedies you could try. I know the stress that comes with an STD, and you should try and get your mind off it. Take a warm bath and just relax. Now for actually remedies, there is aromatherapy. It has a booming market and people are starting to use it more. It also is quite affordable. I wish you luck and hope you get cured!

    If u have the hpv that causes warts does that mean ur low risk for cancer?
    i was reading a article and it said that some hpv cause warts and some cause cancer.

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      Studies indicate that women who have HPV are at a much much higher risk for cervical cancer than those who do not. Just because a strain of HPV does or doesn't cause warts, it would still increase one's risk of cancer.

    Are there any vitamins or herbs that help prevent genital wart outbreaks?
    I have only had 1 but I would like to help prevent it from ever coming back
    Lysine helps me not get cold sores is there anything like that for hpv/genital warts?

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      Take extra Vitamin A and Antioxidants to help treat the virus itself and prevent future Genital Wart outbreaks. Try taking the supplements with a large meal, such as lunch or dinner. You could also try Power Mushroom Supplements to help strengthen the immune system and prevent future Genital Wart outbreaks.

      Take the supplement Astra 8 as well to help strengthen the immune system and prevent Genital Wart outbreaks. Apply Vagistatin directly to Genital Warts during an outbreak to help clear it up. It also helps to prevent future outbreaks when taken orally.

    How long can the HPV virus remain dormant before manifesting itself?
    Let's say you've been married for ten years. You have an abnormal pap smear, which is attributed to HPV (no warts involved). Could the infection have possibly been contracted more than ten + years ago?

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      I was talking to a friend of mine about the HPV aspect of things and she was telling me that if I have the abnormal cells, or lesion removed that it would eventually keep coming back and keep causing problems until the HPV is out of my and my boyfriend's systems. We have been together for over three years and there has been no one else during that time, but I was told by my doc that some HPV strains can be dormant for over 10-30 years before they show up in any tests. So basically I don't know if my boyfriend even has anything to do with the HPV.

      Does anyone have experience with this issue? I don't know what to do about it because clearly condoms don't prevent HPV and my friend has really freaked me out about it coming back as long as my boyfriend and I continue to have sex.

      I know that I should have the abnormal cells removed and I'm going to, but part of me feels like it's just going to be the beginning of a horrible cycle if it really does keep coming back.

    QuesTION about hpv warts and lying boyfriend?
    Ok so my boyfriend started having little bumps down there and he went to the doctor and re doctor literally just looked at it and diagnosed him with hpv warts didn't run any test or anything. So I went to the dr and got tested twice ad everything came back clean. Could his doctor could have been wrong? Or do u have to have an outbreak to be diagnosed.

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      Neither of you is lying, and the doctor didn't have to be wrong. Genital warts look like genital warts, and no test is needed. You got checked out for cervical HPV, which is a cousin to the sort that causes external warts. The good news is you do not have one of those sorts. You still have been exposed to the others though. You may or may not have that, you may not have had an outbreak yet and you may never have one. You have to have an external wart for a visual diagnosis, and a doctor can take a tissue sample for DNA analysis. That's expensive to do though, and generally only done for women with abnormal pap smears or men with anal warts. Don't get all wrapped up about this. HPV is a big family, and members cause warts. Some prefer your fingers, some like your feet, and some like the groin. Those cause the infamous genital warts. The nastier sort cause cervical HPV, dangerous for you, not for him. You have already been exposed anyway, and it is impossible to say which of you had it first. You could well have a silent infection, that your body supresses so you don't have the breakout of warts. He wasn't that fortunate. Nobody is lying here. This is just one of those things that happens. Pointing fingers won't do any good either. If you were not both virgins at the time you had sex together, either of you could have brought this gift to the relationship. It's still no big deal. Get him treated, and get on with life. Either you trust him or you don't. If you don't, then that's a different subject. But HPV doesn't prove anything, and can't be used in the argument.

    Can you get an HPV wart in a place where you have no direct body contact?
    Can you get a genital wart in one location of your body through exposure at another? For example, could thigh to thigh contact lead to an outbreak on your buttocks or elsewhere? Also, is it true that the virus has typically run its course if you have no outbreaks for a certain amount of time, although it never truly is eradicated? Finally, certain strains show no symptoms in men. How would men ever know if they had the virus? For such symptomless strains, what is the normal life of the virus?

    • ANSWER:
      HPV is not just a STD... it can be on your hands, arms, legs, etc etc... only when it is in the genital area is it considered a STD.

      With that being said, it is possible to have HPV on you say your partners hands and he or she touches your leg and you can get warts from just that alone.

      HPV never goes away, it has "flare ups" that means if you have warts, it may go away and then come back a couple years down the road. So if you have warts on your thighs and buttocks, it would not be a STD... if you have them on your penis, then yeah, it is an STD... does that make sense?

      Also another thing that it could be and I know alot of people that get them, a staff infection. This is like a boil/pimple thing that you can get any where on your body. Staph lives on every ones skins and if you have a small crack or cut on your skin you can get a staph infection. They are usually painful though (not HORRIBLE pain, but they hurt)...

    Is HPV the warts you get on your hands or feet?
    Is HPV what you get on your feet when you have a wart? Why do people say HPV never goes away? Warts go away when the doctor freezes them?

    I read that 3/4th of sexually active adults have HPV or get it during their life true or false? What are the side effects it does not seem that serious? Is this something I should even care about other than genital warts? If you get genital warts you can make them go away for ever like a wart anywhere else?

    • ANSWER:
      The human papilloma virus and the herpes simplex virus are two different viruses. The human papilloma family of types is very large, HPV types are numbered they are over 100 HPV types. Some HPV types cause warts of the hands, feet areas that are common warts and are not in the family of genital types . Hand and types. HPV types are site specific. Common warts types do not affect the genital area. They are 40 genital HPV types. Genital HPV types are primarily acquired through vaginal and anal sex. Genital HPV types can be transmitted to the genital area through hand to genital sex play with an infected partner. Many times people with genital warts never show any signs of the virus, they don’t know they carry it.

      It is not known if the virus leaves the skin tissue it enters. I know with me when I was young I had plantar warts on my feet. They were painful. They did regress but several years later the plantar warts did return. I could have acquired other HPV types that cause genital warts or I the HPV types I acquired years before could have returned.I also had warts on my knees I went through removals several times over 2 years. A dermatologist finally stated that when I shave my legs I probably nicked the wart, self inoculation other skin tissue. Sometimes one freeze will works sometimes it takes several freezes to accomplish the removal of the visisible wart. Treatments do not remove the virus. The same thing occurs with the abnormal cell changes I had of the vaginal cuff. I had two LEEP’s a year and half apart, the abnormal cells returned. I went through several years of positive HPV tests, the good news was the virus did not cause severe abnormal cells during this time. Yes, my body finally recognized the HPV type that I acquired years before, however I know that the virus can and does re-occur in some people.

      50% of sexually active people acquire an HPV type or two. Many sexually active people have multiple HPV types. I have read that static state 80% of women will deal with the virus at some point. Genital HPV types are easily transmitted and are the most common STI. HPV does not enter the blood.

      Most men and women have success treating visible genital warts, but in some the virus can re-occur year or decades later with no new sex partner. It can take years to decades before the virus cause abnormal cells of the cervix or genital warts.

      Any HPV type can re-occur due to age or any weakening in the immune system. Most HPV infections do not cause problems some do.

    How risky is it to have a vaginal delivery with HPV warts?
    I have HPV and have broken out with genital warts. I am currently 38wks pregnant and my doctor said we may have to do a C-Section because of them. How risky is it to give birth vaginally? What are the chances of my baby getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      I have HPV too. I will have a c-section. I don't want to make my child to suffer for my mistakes.

    Does genital warts lead to high risk cervical cancer. I'm hearing yes and no which is the truth?
    I hear 2 different sides. I know certain strands of HPV can lead to cervical cancer. And I'm also hearing that the strands of HPV that develop warts are not related to the strands that can cause cervical cancer, but then again i'm hearing people say the Genital Warts are directly related as a high risk for CC. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      That damn gardisil commercial scared the hell out of ALOT of people.
      Don't get your education from TV - they're selling a vaccine!

      Anyhow - IF YOU WERE PRE-DESTINED to get cervical cancer (not everyone GETS cervical cancer obviously)
      having HPV will only speed up the growth of cancer on your cervix IF YOU HAVE cancer.....

    What causes a person to get the non-STD HPV warts?
    I know it's some strain of the HP virus that causes plantar warts, but what is it that people do to come in contact with this virus? contaminated toilet seats? dirty counters?

    • ANSWER:
      If a virus isn't airborne then its all about contact. Any physical contact which will enable it to transfer from where its to another place. Remember they find it easy to enter the body when you have sores en thats why Std's are transmitted during sex, bcos their might be bruising en beside that the tissues are tender.
      body to body contact when you have cuts (some can even be transferred thru that sweet like ebora).
      Remember most pple have rushes on their buts so when you sit on a toilet you carry a lot of jam

    What are my odds of getting genital warts?
    My girlfriend has a strain of HPV and had warts removed a few years ago. I have always used a condom with her, but I would ideally like her to go on birth control so I don't have to use one. If there are no warts present, can I get genital warts if I don't use a condom?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can. But there's medication she can take to reduce the chances of spreading it to you. Good luck!

    Can I pass my genital warts to my baby through breastmilk?
    I was sexually assaulted and as a result I have genital warts.

    I want to have a child one day. Will I still be able to breastfeed my child? Or could I pass on my HPV (genital warts)?

    • ANSWER:
      STDs are transferred thru SEX not thru your breast milk
      there are some exceptions like being exposed to HIV positive blood, using dirty needles, or vaginal birth while having a herpes outbreak....but not breast milk

    Can the hpv virus without the warts be dormant for twelve years?
    I've been with my husband for 12yrs. And have 4 children with and as far as I knew he has also been faithful. Just been told I have the hpv without the warts. Can it be dormant for all those years? Would it have shown during any of my pregnacy's or my yearly pap smears? Does he now have to make a doctor's app.?

    • ANSWER:
      it could have been dormant all those years. but i would think it would have shown up after pregnancies as thats when some abnormalities show up. hard to say!! but as for your husband, there is currently no test for men for HPV. sorry. so you will have to trust that he says he didnt cheat.
      so sorry that really is a hard one!!! they still are learning so much about HPV but they do know it can lay dormant for yearssss. good luck!

    So if HPV stays in your body forever is there ever a time in your life where you wont be contagious?
    And if it does become doormat how long does it take to do so I was raped and when i went to get checked the monster who did this also infected me with HPV (genital warts) I'm having a real hard time dealing with this. I have been with my boyfriend for 5 yrs and im scared to touch him we also have a 2yr old son together and i just don't know how to deal with this.

    • ANSWER:
      Man, that sucks. I feel really bad for you.

      The truth is that most people fight off the virus within 2 years, but SOME people are contagious forever. There is no way to know when you will stop being contagious. I know, that's a pretty crappy answer.

      Have you thought about asking your partner to get Gardasil? Gardasil protects against the 2 strains of HPV that cause 90% of genital warts. It's being tested on men right now. A doctor could give it to him, but since it would be considered an "off label" use, your insurance might not cover it. Also it takes 6 months to administer the series of shots, but if I were in your shoes, I'd totally be asking my man to get it.

      Good luck.

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