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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Water warts in adults?


 karenann - Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:25 pm

My husband had a breakout of small pimple like bumps on his testicles, inner thighs, and lower stomach, but not on the penis itself. He went to the doctor who told him they were 'water warts' and removed them by freezing them. The doctor said water warts are usually found in children so I'm wondering, can adults contract water warts and if so how?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:34 pm

User avatar Hello,
I'm not familiar with the term "water warts" but since you said they are most common in children, I am guessing this may be molloscum contagiosum. This is an outbreak of painless bumps from the poxvirus family.

There are a number of ways to catch this, including towels used by an infected person, clothing, toys, and sexual contact.

These can be treated but sex should be avoided while they are present due to the contagious nature of them.

If this is not the same condition and you are able to provide more information, let me know.

Best wishes.

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