Genital warts caused by HPV (human papilloma virus) are the most common of all STIs (sexually transmitted diseases) and are transmitted through sexual activity. They may develop individually or in clusters and can cause pain, itching or discomfort around the genital area. Our doctors commonly recommend Veregen and topical agents to treat genital warts
Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who has HPV on the skin. Genital warts are most commonly spread through sexual activity.
What Causes Genital Warts?
Genital warts are caused by HPV that can be passed on by vaginal and anal sex. Genital warts affect the moist area of the genitals.
Symptoms of Genital Warts
Genital warts are small, flesh-colored bumps. They may develop individually or in clusters that can be painful, itchy, and uncomfortable around the genital area. Symptoms of genital warts include:
- Bleeding during intercourse
- Cauliflower-like shape of warts
- Itching or bleeding from the anus or genital area
- In women, growths or warts may be internal
Genital Warts Treatment
While genital warts may go away without treatment, it can take several months. You can still pass the virus on to sexual partners. Genital warts can be very uncomfortable. Getting treatment helps to clear up genital warts and reduce the risk of them being passed on to a sexual partner. Typically, genital warts treatment includes Veregen or a topical agent to apply to the skin. If you’re worried about genital warts, speak to one of our doctors, who can understand your symptoms and provide the best course of treatment so you can get back to full health.