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By Anonymous June 28, 2011 - 7:07pm
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I was recently diagnosed with genital HPV and I read that HPV can occur in many areas (hands/feet, throat, genitals, ect.) Could I have the same virus in those other places as well as the genital areas? Or is the specific HPV virus that I have confined to one specific area?

Also, is it necessary for me to go to the doctor right away given the cancer risks???

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Hello Anon,

Thanks for your question! HPV has about 100 different strains of the virus--the HPV on your genitals will not be caused by the same strain as the one on your feet.

Although HPV can sometimes go away on its own it is best to see your doctor as soon as possible due to the fact that some strains of HPV can be cancerous. Please keep us posted!


June 29, 2011 - 6:55am
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