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Genital warts are a sexually transmitted condition caused by the (HPV) human papilloma virus. Genital warts can be flat with stalks or cauliflower like in appearance. The disease usually affects people of 20 years of age.

In men, genital warts can grow on the penis, near the anus or between the penis and the scrotum. In women, genital warts may grow on the valva and perineal area, in the vagina and on the cervix. Genital warts vary in size and may even be so small that we cannot se them. They can lead to cancer of cervix in woman or cancer of the penis in men.

Causes of Genital warts

Genital warts is a sexually transmitted disease. The most common way to get infection by (HPV) human papilloma. Virus is by having oral, vaginal or anal sex with someone who have HPV. The only sure way to prevent genital warts is to not have sex. In rare cases both adults and children are infected indirectly, for example, though the use of an infected towel. Babies can also be infected during delivery.

Signs and symptoms of Genital warts

Genital warts do not appear until two to four weeks after infection and sometimes months pass before the warts become visible. Genital warts do not usually hurt, but they can be itchy.

The warts have varied appearances from completely flat warts to rough cauliflower-like warts. They can appear on their own or in groups. In males, genital warts often appear on the penis or underneath the foreskin.

The warts can also be situated in the urethra, in most cases at the very end of it, and the area around the rectum. In females, genital warts appear on the lips of the Vulva, in the vagina, or by the urethra. Genital warts can also appear in and around the rectum.

Genital warts can be so flat that they become invisible to the naked eye, but they usually make themselves felt through an itchy and burning sensation. ‘Invisible genital warts can be usually detected by a doctor.

Genital Warts can be serious. For most people warts are only a bother and are treated if they wish. If a common has warts on the cervix, they can be a problem. It is rare, but sometimes having warts can cause a woman to have a pap smear that is not normal. For this reason, women with warts on the cervix should have a pap smear test every six months to one year.

Treatment for Genital warts

Genital warts can be removed but the viral infection itself can’t be cured. The virus goes on living inside the human skin. That is why the warts often return after they have been removed. One way to remove the warts is to freeze them. This is called cryotherapy.

The warts can also be taken off with a laser. A treatment called the loop electro surgical excision procedure can be used to remove the warts. With this method of removed, a sharp instrument shaped like a loop is passed underneath the wart and the wart is cut out of the skin.

Special chemicals can be used to remove the warts. These chemical dissolve warts in the genital area. They may have to be applied to the area a number of times over a period of several weeks before the treatment is complete.

Chemicals that we buy from the store to remove warts from the store to remove warts used for genital warts. They can make the genital skin very sore. The treatment can last for months. Anyone who has previously been infected with genital warts runs the risk that they will return now and then for the rest of their life. However, sometimes there is only one outbreak.



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