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What are Genital Warts?
Genital Warts are commonly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), for women, the HPV virus may also cause cervical cancer. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and can be spread through skin-to-skin genital contact. The low-risk types of HPV typically cause genital warts. On the other hand, the high-risk, more complex types of HPV can lead to cervical, anal, or oral cancer. There is no known cure for HPV, however, ask us about the vaccine that can protect against some types of the virus.
Genital warts are skin growths in the groin, genital, or anal areas and can be varied sizes and shapes. Some look like flat white patches, and others are bumpy, like tiny bunches of cauliflower and in some cases, you can have the infection and not even see the warts at all. HPV is a virus that can cause genital warts and for women some types of HPV can cause abnormal cervical cell changes and cervical cancer. The HPV infection and genital warts can be spread through sex or skin-to-skin genital contact with someone who has the virus.
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What are the Symptoms of Genital Warts?
In most cases, people infected with HPV don't have symptoms. In cases where symptoms are present, they may be so mild that you may not even know you are infected. When Symptoms are present, they may include pain, itching, and bleeding, or you may develop visible genital warts. Usually, symptoms occur 2 to 3 months after you are infected with the virus. When the symptoms do appear, they tend to stay from 3 weeks to many years after you have been infected. It is possible to spread the virus even though you do not have any visible warts, however, when you see warts, this is an indication that the virus is active.
Our doctors can often tell if you have genital warts by looking closely at your genital and anal areas. They may ask you questions about your symptoms and the risk factors that make you more likely to get an infection. Sometimes our doctors may take a sample tissue from the wart for testing. For women, if you have an abnormal Pap test, your doctor can do an HPV test that looks for high-risk types of the virus.
Symptoms that may occur with genital warts include:
Genital warts can be varied sizes and shapes and may be large or even too small to be seen with the naked eye. They may appear individually or in groups and, as stated above, may look like tiny bunches of cauliflower or like flat, white areas that are difficult to see in both men & women, warts may appear in the groin, on and around the genitals, in the urethra, or in the rectum or anus.
Genital warts may appear around the anus or on the vulva, vagina, or cervix. Women are often unaware of warts inside the vagina or on the cervix until a doctor finds them.
Genital warts may occur on the outside of the penis, on the scrotum, or around the anus. Men are often unaware they have genital warts, even when they can be seen, until a doctor identifies the warts.
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