I think that I have hpv

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I had sex with a guy, and a few days later, some bumps appeared around the vaginal opening. I went to the doctor and I took the std test (I'm still waiting for the results). The doctor said that I probably had hpv. I did some research and apparently, hpv symptoms appear months and even a year after being infected. So, my question is: is it possible that this guy infected me with hpv or I had it for months and now the symptoms appeared? If this guy didn't infect me, I'm worried because I have no clue of who could have infected me, and I'm concerned about the fact that I could have been infecting other people without knowing it.

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    Hi bonniee,

    Have you been vaccinated with Gardasil? If you have, then you are unlikely to have genital warts.

    If you haven't, then what you've written about HPV are broadly correct, although it is unlikely that warts would appear so soon after sexual contact with a new partner.

    When you doctor says you 'probably have HPV', it suggests they are not entirely confident about the diagnosis, so consider posting a picture of the "warts" for an opinion.


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      Thanks for your reply. I have been vaccinated of the HPV that causes cancer, but it is possible to manifest the warts although being vaccinated. I think that the warts appeared now because I'm having a lot of stress, and I have low defences. I'm also posting the picture, one of the first day of the symptoms, and another one of now (it's been like 4 days between one and another) so maybe you can help me. Thanks a lot! (don't be worried about the red colour on the second photo, I'm menstruating)


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