Genital warts or venereal warts are a common sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI), which is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). These are soft growths which develop on the genitals of a person.
Genital warts in men commonly appear on areas like:
- Areas around or inside the anus
Genital warts in women commonly appear on areas like:
- Inside/outside the vagina
Even though women are more susceptible to this disease, it can affect men as well. Most genital warts can be cured, but these complications are can make a comeback unless your doctor is able to identify the underlying cause of this infection.
In this regard, it is imperative to prevent and timely treat this infection.
If you have genital warts symptoms like burning, itching, bleeding, or vaginal discharge, you should immediately check with your doctor in order to understand the treatment options available as well as work with your doctor to identify the best treatment option for yourself.
A person affected with genital warts may have multiple outbreaks over the entire course of their lifetime. Hence, managing the symptoms is vital to prevent the transmission of this virus to other person.
Your doctor may recommend following wart treatments:
Medication: Frequently, a doctor may prescribe medicines that can be directly applied to the genital warts to prevent the growth of wart cells and boost immunity system. At times, the doctor may even inject medicine into the warts.
Other Treatment Options: In those cases when medication fails to work, your doctor may perform following procedures:
Cryosurgery, i.e., freezing the wart by using liquid nitrogen
- Excision or surgically cutting the warts
- Laser treatment for destroying the genital warts by using laser light
- Electrocautery to destroy genital warts by using an electric current
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