Genital warts are contagious soft growth-like bumps that are detected in or around the penis, scrotum, groin and anus for men, also detected in the lower part of the uterus, both in the inner and outer area of the vagina and anus.
Genital warts has been proven to be one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. It is transmitted during skin-skin contact usually during anal or oral sex with an infected partner. They protrude out from the surface of the skin and have a flesh-like colour.
This infection is caused by a virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). It can also appear in the mouth, tongue, lips or throat of an infected person
Women are faced with more danger when infected with genital warts especially for pregnant women or women who wish to get pregnant. The infection can reduce the ability of the vaginal tissue to stretch during child labour or transmitted to an infant during birth.
Overview of Causes and Symptoms of Genital Warts
Symptoms Of Genital Warts
● Soft growth like bumps within and outside the genital areas
● The gathering of the bumps in a particular area of the genitals
● Itching in the genital areas
● Pain in the genital area
● Redness of the bumps in the genital areas
● Bleeding during intercourse
Factors That Can Increase The Chance Of Getting Genital Warts.
● Having unprotected sex with multiple partners
● Oral sex
● Having sexual intercourse with an infected partner.
● A previous case of having another type of sexual transmitted infection.
When To Consult A Pharmacist?
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Treatment helps to reduce symptoms but does not cure the virus. There is no treatment for the virus itself but in some cases it vanishes on its own.