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Contagious areas of skin pertaining to HPV….

Patient: I have HPV warts on and in my Anus. Is only the skin with the warts infected? For example, is the skin nearby or on my penis contagious?

 

 

Symptoms: Warts

 

 

Doctor: Thanks for your question.You are right, HPV affects only skin but it is also contagious too as you can get it throug h skin contact. Wherever you touch your skin, without washing your hand, can get infected including your penile area.Hope it helps.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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