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A few questions about HPV oral warts

By Anonymous August 14, 2016 - 12:19pm
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Are oral HPV warts just genital warts in the mouth? Where abouts can oral warts be? Can they be on the lips? How do you know if you have oral warts? If you do not get any warts in the mouth does that mean you aren't infected by the virus? If they go away on their own do you still need to seek medical attention? Can you pass them on by kissing even if there are no warts present in the mouth at that time? How are they spread? I've heard that genital warts in the mouth are rare but many Americans have oral warts, are they different things? Can oral warts still cause throat cancer if they are only located on the lips? Thanks in advance!

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Just as you suspected genital warts can occur any where on the body including: vagina or anus, the cervix, thighs, lips, tongue, throat and hands.
If you think you have genital warts on your lips you should see a doctor. Some times the issue will resolve itself and you should use the usual precautions such as condoms and general cleanliness.
Below I have pasted a link the a HER article that talks more in depth about the HPV virus in men and women.

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