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Do you experience cauliflower-like growths in your genital area? It is a sign of genital warts, which is a sexually transmitted infection and spreads through skin-to-skin contact.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have cauliflower-like bumps on my genital area. Could these be Genital warts?
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- Imiquimod 3.75% (Topical)
- Apply once at night until total warts clearance
How do I know if I have Genital warts?
Some of the symptoms of genital warts include:
- Lumps like overgrowth around the vagina, anus, or penis
- Itching and bleeding from the warts
- It may appear internally as well
- Change in the urination flow
- Flesh-colored or grey lumps
- Swelling in the genital area
- Cauliflower like in shape
Genital warts can spread to the mouth if you have oral sex with an infected person. See a doctor to get treatment for you and your partner.
Causes of genital warts
- Genital warts are caused by the infection of a Human papillomavirus (HPV).
- This virus has more than 40 strains that infect the genital areas of humans.
- Genital warts can spread to the mouth if you have oral sex with an infected person.
- It can also spread during pregnancy from mother to child in case of vaginal delivery.
- HPV strains causing lesions and warts commonly include HPV-6 and HPV-11
- Since it is an STI, it spreads through sexual contact, even if the warts are inside and not on the skin.
- Warts can develop into cervical or anal cancer only if co-infected with high-risk HPV strains associated with cancer.
The infection damages the tissue and causes lesions, particularly HPV-6 and HPV-11 variants, the major causes of external and internal genital warts. Typically, warts are not associated with cancer unless co-infected with multiple high-risk HPV strains that may lead to cervical cancer or anal cancer.
See a doctor to get treatment for you and your partner.
FAQs about Genital Warts treatment online
Why do warts itch so bad?
Genital warts itch because the nature of the warts is dry and flaky, which causes itching. Oatmeal baths can provide ease in the itching. Otherwise, see a doctor for medicated ointments to stop itching and infection spread.
Do genital warts cause burning urination?
Genital warts can cause a burning sensation in both men and women while peeing, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, or even bleeding during sex. These symptoms show the severity of the condition; therefore, it is better to see a doctor for personalized treatment for you and your partner.
Can anything be mistaken for genital warts?
Yes, molluscum contagiosum can be mistaken for genital warts, as in both cases, lesions develop. If you are confused, get the diagnosis online from Your Doctors Online within minutes, 24/7.
How long do genital warts last in males?
In males, genital warts clears up in a few months. However, the infection stays much longer as the virus remains active, and any opportunity of infection can cause remission. It might take around two years or more to completely remove the warts from the body.
Do genital warts show up immediately?
The warts-causing virus (HPV) can enter your body via intercourse with an infected person. The infection can cause warts to appear sooner or later but makes you contagious even if the warts don’t appear. The time of warts appearance varies from 6 weeks to 6 months or longer in some people.
How fast do genital warts spread?
Genital warts spread fast from one person to another via oral, anal, or vaginal sex. If your partner has warts, you are infected too, and maybe the symptoms appear later. Therefore, treat yourself and your partner as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading.
Can you buy cream for genital warts over the counter?
Over-the-counter creams are not effective and, in some cases, can aggravate the issue. Therefore, doctors don’t recommend using OTC creams for warts, especially if you have sensitive skin.
What antibiotics cure genital warts?
Antibiotics cannot cure genital warts as this is not a bacterial infection. For viral infections, antibiotics don’t work. See a doctor for the proper treatment of genital warts via antiviral medications like Imiquimod.
Why do I keep getting genital warts?
If your infection reactivates every now and then, the cause may be not getting proper treatment, poor personal hygiene, unprotected sex, or having intercourse with an infected person. These practices can increase the risk of remission of the warts as the virus remains in the body long after getting rid of genital warts.
What happens if genital warts are left untreated?
If left untreated, genital warts can grow larger and cause pain, itching, and bleeding. Long-term viral infection can weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to other STIs and UTIs. Moreover, rarely they can develop into cancer as well.
Can genital warts be cured permanently?
There is no permanent cure for genital warts, but they can be treated and removed surgically. However, the warts-causing virus remains in the body for a long time and goes away on its own. Therefore, taking care of your health, taking foods to boost immunity, and adopting healthy personal hygiene practices can make a difference.
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