- Q What are genital warts?
Genital warts are irregularly shaped bumpy growths spread through sexual contact. Genital warts are found in the genital area on the penis, anus, vagina, cervix, or in between the thighs. They are highly contagious and can cause cervical cancer in women.... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for genital warts?
There is a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the cause of genital warts. It is recommended that boys and girls receive the vaccine around age 11 or 12 because it is most effective if received before becoming sexually active. The... Full Answer
- Q What can I do to manage my genital warts (human papillomavirus)?
The most important thing you can do to manage genital warts is to see a doctor and get treatment, which will help the warts disappear faster or reduce the number of them. Treatment may involve medication applied to the affected skin, or in some... Full Answer
- Q Can genital warts be prevented?
Obviously, the most effective way to prevent genital warts is to avoid having sex, or to only have sex with a monogamous partner who isn't infected. Using a condom every time you have sex can also help prevent genital warts, although it's not a... Full Answer
- Q How are genital warts (human papillomavirus) diagnosed?
If the warts are visible, doctors may be able to diagnose genital warts by just looking at the symptoms. In some cases, though, diagnosing genital warts may be more difficult than it seems. This is because the warts aren't always visible, especially if... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for genital warts (human papillomavirus)?
Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease, so certain sexual behavior can greatly increase your risk. Having unprotected sex or having sex with multiple partners may increase your risk for genital warts. If you've had another sexually transmitted... Full Answer
- Q How do genital warts (human papillomavirus) affect my body?
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which usually enters the body during sexual contact. The virus commonly enters through the genitals, rectum, or mouth, and infects the skin's upper layer. Once in the skin, the virus... Full Answer