What does Venereal warts mean?
Venereal warts are growths or bumps that commonly contracted through sexual contact. They’re caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV), which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Symptoms of Venereal warts
Some people who have an HPV infection will not develop any visible warts. If venereal warts do appear, it can be several weeks, months or even years after you first came into contact with the virus.
The signs and symptoms of venereal warts include:
flesh-colored or gray swellings in your genital area
Several warts close together that take on a cauliflower-like shape
Itching or discomfort in your genital area
Bleeding with intercourse
Warts are usually painless, although on some people they can become itchy and inflamed. If a wart becomes inflamed, it might lead to bleeding from the urethra, vagina or anus.
Causes of Venereal warts
Venereal warts are usually caused by strains of HPV that differ from the strains that cause warts on your hands or other parts of the body. Warts cannot spread from someone’s hand to the genitals, and vice versa. Most cases of venereal warts are caused by HPV. There are strains of HPV that specifically affect the genitals, but just a few of these strains cause venereal warts.
The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact, which is why it is considered an STI. It is so common that the Heng Kang Clinic doctor says that most sexually active people get it at some point. However, the virus doesn’t always lead to complications. In fact, in most cases, the virus goes away on its own without causing any health problems.
Although venereal warts inside the anus predominately affect people who have had receptive anal intercourse, they can also happen in men and women who haven’t any history of anal sexual contact.
Risk Factors of Venereal warts
HPV can be contracted by anyone sexually active. You have an increased risk of developing and spreading venereal warts if you:
Stressed and have another viral infection, such as herpes
Having a weak immune system from medications or other health conditions, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS
Use tobacco or drink alcohol
Sexually active at an early age, or have unprotected sex with multiple partners
Have another sexually transmitted disease
Also, while smoking doesn’t increase the risk of contracting HPV, it may delay the body's ability to clear the virus.
Treatment for Venereal warts
If the condition is worse and bothers you all the time, you might need to seek and get a consultation from a specialist. Do not hesitate to go to a doctor and have a checkup. Go to Heng Kang Clinic and talk to our doctor about the best treatment for you. There are prescription medicines that you or our doctor can put on warts. Even if you treat visible warts or your warts go away without treatment, the human papillomavirus infection can stay in your body's cells. It is possible to spread venereal warts to your partner even if you have no signs of them. Heng Kang Clinic is a home of highly qualified health professionals that cures health conditions like this. The quality health care service is guaranteed in our clinic.
If you are sexually active, it's important to educate yourself about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
For further questions, you can visit Heng Kang Clinic at 517-519 Quintin Paredes St., Brgy.289, Binondo, City of Manila. You can also click the consultation box at the right side of your screen or call us at (02) 8356 - 0262 to set an appointment.