Genital warts, also known as condyloma acuminata, is a soft, moist lump that is usually pink or flesh-colored. It can also be flat or shaped like cauliflower (if it grows in clusters). These diseases are sometimes referred to as warts that can appear all over the genitals and anus.
Causes of genital warts?
Genital warts is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The human papillomavirus is not a single virus, but it is a group of more than 150 viruses. About 90% of genital warts are caused by HPV 6 and HPV 11. Other types of HPV can cause warts on other parts of the body.
Genital warts transmission
You can get genital wart if you have sex with someone who has HPV, even if they do not have visible genital warts or other symptoms of infection. Although genital warts affects people who have anal sex, it can also occur in men and women who do not have anal sex.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of genital warts
Genital wart caused by the HPV virus is a common sexually transmitted disease that occurs in most people with the HPV virus, which is not known to be infected until it develops into genital wart. Sometimes some genital warts’s symptoms appear years after being infected with the virus, but you can still spread the virus to other people during the asymptomatic period. In both men and women, the disease can occur not only on the genitals, but also on the lips, tongue and the inside of the mouth and throat. Warts are usually painless, but some people may have pain and itching. A doctor can diagnose genital warts when there is a physical examination.
Treatment and Medication Options for geniotal warts
There is no cure for genital warts, but it can sometimes go away on its own if the human body fights the HPV virus. They just evolve small or large. If you have genital warts that cause discomfort or if you want them to go away, see your doctor. There are many different medications that you need to take. Some medications need to be taken in the hospital to make sure the patient is doing the right thing, and some medications can be used at home. Many surgical procedures, such as cryotherapy or electrocautery, can also cure genital herpes.
So, if you are sexually active, you need to learn about STIs that can occur and how to prevent other infections, including genital warts.