What Causes Genital Warts?
- Genital warts, like other non-STD warts, are caused by various types of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that infect the top layers of the skin.
- There are over 100 different types of HPV that can cause warts, but only a small number of strains can cause genital warts. Those that do are highly contagious and are passed on through sexual contact with a person who is infected. (HPV types 6 and 11 cause the majority of genital warts.)
- Anal sex can cause warts: On, in or around the anus and rectum
- Oral sex can cause warts in the mouth and throat
OK so prevention is the best medicine – but sometimes so is hindsight… and if this is the case then you need to know what to look out for so you can nip it in the bud – so to speak…
Genital Warts Symptoms
Symptoms of Genital Warts may occur several weeks to months after being exposed to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and include:
- Itching or burning around the sex organs
- Painless growths in either sex usually on damp or moist surfaces of the body beginning as tiny, soft pink or red spots
- Spots develop into small, white/yellow/gray bumpy warts on the sex organs and anus
- Warts can grow quickly into irregularly shaped cauliflower-like masses
Symptoms directly related to Sexual activity include:
- difficulty in swallowing (if in the mouth or throat)
- difficulty in urination (if in the urethra, penis or vagina)
- localized discomfort and pain
- You should see a health professional immediately if any of the following occurs:
- bleeding or skin changes around the genitals
- contact with an infected person
- unusual growths or bumps
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