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Genital Warts

Information about Genital Warts

We Have to Know about the Genital Warts

  • Common sexually transmitted disease
  • Affects the moist tissues of genital area
  • Look like small flesh-colored bumps or with a cauliflower-like appearance
  • Caused by a virus

Causes of Genital Warts

  • Certain subtypes of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Sexually transmitted

Do’s and Don’ts of Genital Warts

  • Use condoms

Signs & Symptoms of Genital Warts

  • Small flesh colored or grey swellings in genital area
  • Itching or discomfort
  • Bleeding with intercourse

Medical advice for Genital Warts

  • Swellings or bumps in genital area
  • Sexual partner having sexually transmitted disease

Risk factors of Genital Warts

  • Having had another sexually transmitted disease
  • Having sex with a partner whose sexual history is not known
  • Becoming sexually active at a young age

Treatment for Genital Warts

  • Local medications
  • Electrocautery
  • Surgical removal

Self-care for Genital Warts

  • Practice of safe sex

Investigations for Genital Warts

  • Colposcopy and Pap tests in women.
Self-care for Genital Warts
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