Sexual Health

Genital warts: Treatments and diseases that cause them

Why genital warts appear?

It may be ordinary wart join as those in other areas of the body, or a symptom of human papillomavirus (HPV), of which more than 70 different types exist.

Not all cause genital warts (also called condylomata acuminata or venereal warts) and, in some cases, it appears in other areas such as the hands. When it comes to genital warts there are two symptoms that we must not overlook, the wart often bleed and be painful.

appear genital warts

The HPV, in the case of women, it can expand to the inside of the vagina, and cervix. The most frequent transmission occurs through sexual contact, and also warts may appear weeks or even months, after the spread of the virus.

Of course, the risk, so much of contracting genital warts as of spreading them, increases if relations are maintained with more than one person without protection (condoms is the most effective in this case of preventive method), for the consumption of alcohol, low defenses, stress or viral infection such as herpes.

In addition, need to monitor its appearance during pregnancy because the transmission from mother to child can occur during childbirth, and when expanding very quickly, since it can be indicative of a problem of immunity (as caused by the AIDS virus, HIV).

Treatments for genital warts

If we become aware of the occurrence of genital warts, or noticed any of the most common symptoms (burning, itching, pain), it is essential to go to the doctor to treat them.

How do you identify them? This type of warts may have different shapes: flat, elongated or in the form of cauliflower, appearing in the genital and anal areas.

For the correct diagnosis, the doctor will perform a pelvic exam. The prescribed treatment should be followed by the person concerned and by their sexual partners.

When warts are small usually prescribed podophyllin (resin extract) in the form of cream (during the time of treatment should be avoided sex). In other cases it may be advisable to surgical removal, cryotherapy technique (consists of removing warts by freezing) or with laser beam.