What Are HPV Warts?
Genital warts are contagious, fleshy growths in the genital or anal area. They are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and they are a symptom of HPV.
How are HPV Warts Spread and Transmitted?
For some people, it goes away on their own and does not cause any health problems, but when warts do not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and even cancer.
Most typically spread throughout anal intercourse.
Warts can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.
Anyone sexually active can get warts, even if you have had sex with only one person.
You also can develop symptoms of years after you have sex with someone infected.
There also may be a history of previous or concurrent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Genital warts may be so small and flat that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Sometimes, genital warts may multiply into large clusters.
Causes of HPV Warts
Most cases of genital warts are commonly caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). There are strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that specifically affect the genitals but just a few of these strains cause genital warts.
The causes include:
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) virus is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact, that's why it’s considered a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).
Most sexually active can get it at some point.
Genital warts are usually caused by strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that differ from the strains that cause warts on your hands or other parts of the body. A wart will not spread from someone’s hand to the genitals, and vice versa.
Treatment for HPV Warts
While visible genital warts often go away with time, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) itself can linger in your skin cells and this means you may have several outbreaks throughout your life; therefore, managing symptoms is very important because you would like to avoid transmitting the virus to others. Although genital warts may clear on their own, human papillomavirus may still be in your body. Treatment will help to get rid of warts and reduce future outbreaks, though you may have to repeat treatments to clear warts completely. It may take a few months to treat warts, and you could go years without an outbreak. It’s also important not to use treatments for other types of warts on genital warts, doing so can make symptoms worse.
Treating genital warts may reduce the risk of you passing them on to someone else, go to Heng Kang Clinic because we will always provide better treatment and a fast recovery. We prioritized our patient's health and our clinic is here to help with your illnesses. Our clinic is a home of highly qualified health professionals and the quality health care service is guaranteed in Heng Kang Clinic.
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