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Genital Warts: Common Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Measures

What are genital warts

Genital warts are a form of sexually transmitted infection that results in fleshy growth around the genitals or anus. It is caused by a low risk strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs in various forms and could result in cancer or warts.

Genital warts affect the moist area of the genitals and they cause small flesh-colored bumps around the affected area. They are not painful but they can cause itching, discomfort and bleeding. Genital warts are known as low-risk HPV because it does not result in cancer.

Genital warts can appear in both men and women. Genital warts are transmitted if an individual regularly engaged in intimate activities. Genital warts aren’t restricted to the genitals only as they could also appear in the mouth.

Some parts of the male body affected by genital warts include;

1.      Male organ

2.      Thigh

3.      Groin

4.      Anus

5.      Scrotum

Some parts of the female body that can be affected by genital warts include;

1.      Cervix

2.      Inside the female organ

3.      Anus

4.      Outside the female organ

Symptoms of genital warts

1.      Bleeding during intimacy

2.      Discharge from private organ

3.      Burning sensation around the genitals

4.      Itching of the private organ

5.      Bleeding

Causes of genital warts

Genital warts are caused by a virus known as Human Papillomavirus (HPV). It is a sexually transmitted infection that is only transmitted during intimacy. There are some individuals who are at higher risk of developing genital warts, they include;

1.      People who smoke

2.      People under age 30

3.      Children with mother who had the virus at childbirth

Treatment of genital warts

Unfortunately, there is no certain way to completely cure and get rid of genital warts. Although, the warts disappear with time, the HPV cells can still cause further genital warts outbreak. Treatment is often provided to alleviate symptoms like itching and pain.

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