Genital Warts Treatments

Genital Warts What You Need To Know

Genital warts are one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases. It is an infection of the skin of the genital and anal area, causing small flesh-colored bumps. These bumps can appear alone or in large clusters and appear on the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis, or scrotum.

What are the signs and symptoms?

Genital warts can be flat or raised – gray, red or flesh-colored growths. They can also take on a larger cauliflower like shape. They can appear as one wart or as a cluster of warts. They appear in or around the genital or anal region in both men and women. Genital warts are:
Painless, No itching, Typically like a mole.

In men genital warts can appear on: the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum or the anus. Most common in pubic area for condom users.

In women genital warts can appear on: the vulva, inside or around the vagina, the cervix or the anus. Internal genital warts are difficult to diagnose in women, they require special testing & chemicals to diagnose.

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What are the complications?

Cancer – Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer, vulva cancer, anal cancer, cancer of the penis.

Anal Warts – Patients are recommended to get anoscopy done as with anal warts there is a high of rectal / anal cancer.

Pregnancy & Childbirth – Genital warts may cause a number of complications during pregnancy. Wars can enlarge, making it difficult to urinate. If the warts are in the vagina they can reduce the vaginal tissues ability to stretch during childbirth. On rare occasions a baby born to a mother with genital warts may develop warts in his or her throat, requiring surgery to prevent airway obstruction.

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