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Roxie102
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Sorry if this question has been asked before, and I'm sure it has..but I'm just not understanding this. I know common warts are not the same strain of HPV as genital warts, but can common warts be spread to the genitals? I have a wart on my thumb and I'm concerned that if I give my boyfriend a handjob, I may pass the wart to his penis. I guess I'm just not sure how warts are spread. Also, could I spread my wart to another part of my body or to his just by skin to skin contact? thanks in advance.
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Robin Lee
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No, the warts that appear on other parts of the body besides the genitals are not related to genital warts. They also won't lead to genital warts if there is contact between your hand and your boyfriend's penis.

It is possible for warts to be spread to other parts of the body which is why it's important to treat them, either at home or by seeing a doctor.

Bottom line: you don't need to worry about genital warts in this situation but it's probably a good idea to take care of your wart sooner rather than later.

Here's an article from Web Md about warts (not genital warts):

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/warts-faq-questions-answers

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Roxie102
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So basically, regular warts can't grow on the genitals and genital warts can't grow elsewhere on the body? and thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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Robin Lee
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Yup...you got it.

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