Venereal or genital warts are often times found on or around the penis or vagina area. Many will recognize them as being red or pink lumps around the genital area. This type of venereal wart can vary in both size and shape, some being quite tiny, to others being quite large.
These types of warts have the habit of spreading rather quickly to other parts of the body, and to other individuals who’ve come into contact with the infected area. Many of these genital warts will appear in clusters of three or four, and have the ability of multiplying rather quickly. Some sufferers have experienced some form of slight itching, bleeding and/or mild pain.
Genital or venereal warts are caused by a virus known as HPV. HPV stands for the human papillomavirus and this is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). To date, over half of middle aged America has some form of this HPV virus and in a majority of cases, genital warts have the habit of disappearing on their own, without any form of treatment. On the other hand, the HPV virus has no known cure, so your genital warts may also come back. Many individuals that are affected with genital warts will usually wait to see if they spread before deciding on a treatment option.
As long as you have genital warts, you shouldn’t have sex. If you do, make sure you wear a condom. Genital warts can be very contagious. Some warts can also be transferred to another even while wearing a condom. Either way, you are still taking a high risk, but some prevention is better than having none at all.
There are certain types of the HPV virus that has been linked to the cause of cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, anal cancer and in some cases, cancer of the penis. For many women, a simple and yearly Pap Smear test can help detect any abnormal cervical cells. If you think you’ve become infected with genital warts, then it’s a good idea to consult your local doctor, who can offer genital wart treatment options immediately.
Presently, you will find many solutions for eradicating genital warts. Which ever option you decide upon, you should first consult your local GP, who can quickly prescribe you a topical medication specifically for genital warts, which you can then apply in the privacy of your own home.
These are many choices to eradicating venereal warts. There’s cryotherapy, which freezes the wart off and Electrocautery where the warts are burned off with the use of electricity. Another option is laser surgery where they are burned off with a high-intensity laser. And finally, for the more severe cases, there is surgical excision. This is where the genital warts are cut out, which can be quite painful. Most of these procedures have the ability of leaving you with permanent scarring, discomfort and some short term pain, depending on where the warts are located. So choose your procedure carefully.