Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Spread of genital warts from parents to children

Resolved Question:

Hello doctor, I am a 15 years old male. I am a virgin till now. But I doubt whether I am affected with genital warts or something just like that. I got some pale coloured little bumps in my penis and scrotum. Is it due to genital warts? Being a virgin, how can I get genital warts? IIs it hereditary as I may have got it inherited from parents? What to do, if it is genital warts? Please help.

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
 26 Doctors Online

Thanks for your question about genital warts. Let me re-assure that this might not be due to genital warts, as warts look like bumps with a shape resembling cauliflower. It is caused by Human Papilloma Virus and causes abnormal growth of cells in outer layer of skin. It is usually caused by sexual contact with affected sex partners. But the method of transmission is not only based on sex. Skin to skin contact with warts can cause it to spread. One can easily catch genital warts by using towels or clothes used by affected people. It is not seen to be transmitted from mother to child by birth. Warts take about 4 to 12 months from getting affected with the virus, to appear. Moreover, the warts need not be attended as you fear. It will disappear by its own in some months as your body overpowers warts. But the infection will stay dormant in your body for a lifetime, as it cannot be cured completely. If there is any discharge from the lesions, you should consult your physician for options to treat it as soon as possible. Normally, genital warts do not cause any discharge from them. Hope I have answered your query. Wish you the best.


Dr. Cecelia J. Russ
Category: Family Physician-GP
Experience: 
- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
Dr. Cecelia J. Russ and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation

CHAT NOW

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news