What Are Genital Warts?

What Are Genital Warts?

Genital wart is the most common type of sexually transmitted infection among humans. It is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) through the activity of human sexual contact. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection. It has more than 100 types. Some types of HPV can lead to cancers in cervix, anal, penis, mouth or throat.  Some can cause warts in the genital area. Genital wart contains a small risk of cancers. In particular, both men and women can have chances of getting genital warts. But, it only develops cancer among women. However, chances of that happening are rare.

Genital warts are extremely painful, and may cause itching and discomfort. Moreover, they are irritating and embarrassing.

Genital warts can be treated. But, the HPV still lives in the body. Genital wart commonly appears in various shapes and sizes. There can be one wart or a cluster of warts. Some people can get a few warts. Others can get many warts. The warts in genital area are commonly:

  • Small, sprinkle, fleshy bumps that are skin colored or a bit darker.
  • A cauliflower- shaped wart or a cluster of warts that look like cauliflowers.
  • Genital warts can be flat or raise and rough or smooth.
  • The warts can burn, itch, bleed or hurt.

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In females, genital warts can appear on the cervix, vagina, and vulva. They can occur all over or even inside your anus or vagina.

Males may experience warts on the penis, thigh, groin or scrotum. In particular, warts can cluster:

  • Along the shaft
  • On the tip of the penis
  • Around or in the anus
  • Across the groin and scrotum


Moreover, both females and males may get warts in the throat or mouth (after having oral sex with an infected person) and around the anus (anal sex with infected person).

Common warts cause no pain. But, some can be painful. If you experience painful genital warts, your condition can become quite a serious concern. So, you should consult a doctor immediately.

Causes of genital warts

Genital wart is caused by HPV, a strain of virus with more than a hundred different types. However, HPV has two main strains:

  • Low- risk HPV (type 6 and type 11) causes genital warts. It makes up 90% of genital wart cases.
  • High risk HPV (type 16 and type 18) are the main factors directing to precancerous and cancerous changes in the cervix. 4 high- risk types of HPV can cause 70% cases of cervical cancers in Britain.

Moreover, some strains of HPV can affect different parts of the body, including hands and feet.

The common causes that can spread HPV among humans are:

  • Have sexual contact with an infected person
  • Have sexual intercourse without the use of barrier or protection
  • Having sex at an early age
  • Have sex with many different partners, have sex with someone who has had many partners.
  • Abuse birth control pills
  • Using personal items with an infected person
  • Have an oral, anal or vaginal sex
  • Childbirth (spread from an infected mother to a child)


Genital warts commonly develop in weeks or months after having sexual activities with an infected person.

Anyone can have chances of getting HPV in the body. However, not everyone with HPV infection can get genital warts. Some people get hardly any warts because their immune system has the ability to fight the virus. Otherwise, if the body’s immune system has no ability of fighting HPV, genital warts can thrive and develop.

Are genital warts contagious?

Genital wart is extremely contagious. It can be transmitted to other parts of the body and other people. It is generally passed on through skin- to- skin contact or sexual intercourse. In particular, genital warts can be spread through oral sex, vaginal sex, and anal sex. And, any genital-to-genital, genital-to-anus, or genital-to-mouth contact can potentially cause genital warts. As a result, genital warts may also appear on the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat of humans. Besides, a tiny cut, scratch, or graze on a vulnerable area can make it infected.

If you don’t get HPV infection, you could also have chances of getting genital warts from your partner.

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Genital warts treatment

If you think you have genital warts, you should see a doctor for a diagnosis. You can deal with the disease by homeopathic and natural treatments, medications or creams.

Genital warts can be removed through burning warts with electric currents, laser treatments and surgical excision of the warts.

Commonly, the doctors may prescribe medicines that you can apply at home. These include:

  • Podofilox
  • Imiquimod
  • Veregen, Sinecatechins

Moreover, you are advised to use VidaroX to reduce genital wart growth. VidaroX can rapidly clear active outbreaks and kill HPV infections. Most people have used VidaroX and observed the result on the outbreaks in 6 days.


Genital warts can also be treated by home remedies. In fact, the natural treatment can help reduce the pain and redness of genital warts. In mild case, they can even eradicate its symptoms. These common natural remedies are green tea, vitamin C and A, garlic, castor oil, and onion.

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Do genital warts come back?

For some people, they only ever have once in their life. For others they can develop further genital wart growth. That depends on your own condition and the immune system of your body.

Genital warts may return. Thus, you need to reduce your risk of this disease by these preventive tips:

– Have safe sexual intercourses.

– Use condoms, dental dams or other latex barriers can lower your risk of getting HPV a lot.

– HPV vaccination is compulsory.

– Go for an annual checkup or Pap test.

– Eat healthy foods and keep a healthy life. Quit smoking, limit alcohol, do more exercises, and sleep 8 hours a day.


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