Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papillomavirus (also know as HPV) that look like a regular wart, but have sizes that vary from the size of a pinpoint to the size of a common pimple.
Genital warts typically grow in clusters and can be found in and outside the vagina, on the anus, the tip of a man’s penis, the shaft and scrotum.
Genital Warts are not easily distinguishable between regular warts, so it’s important to talk with your doctor if you think you may have come in contact with them, because the earlier caught, the more that can be done to help. Your doctor will inspect the warts, as well as do a pap smear to check for HPV.
Genital warts can be contracted by coming in direct contract with an infected person and touching the infected area; which typically happens during sexual intercourse.
How To Get Rid Of Genital Warts? – Treatment and Prevention
Sadly, there is not a cure at this time for genital warts, but there are things you can do to prevent them. For one, there is the HPV shot that is administered three times over a six month period and protects the user from the four most common strains of HPV.
As uncomfortable as it may seem, get your partner tested before doing anything sexual. While the warts can be removed, this does not cure you of the virus and it is common for them to come back at some point in time.
Topical treatments are available, which allow you, yourself to apply ointment onto the wart which, over time, will burn it off. There are various kinds available over-the-counter but it is always best to discuss what options are best for you with your doctor before you begin.
When topical treatments aren’t feasible or are not working, surgery can be done. Doctors can attempt to freeze the warts or attempt to burn them off. There is also laser surgery available.
Take Care Of Your Body
If you think you may have genital warts or anything for that matter, please take that first step and set up an appointment with your doctor. Not only will you receive the health care you need but you will get the education that I think everyone deserves in stay happy, healthy and living the life you deserve.
When you have things like genital warts, it is important to get checked out by your doctor because these can cause other health problems as well.