Should I talk to my doctor about my genital warts symptoms?

If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by genital warts, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor. Suspicious symptoms often begin with small bumps or cauliflower-like growths on the genitals, anal area, or mouth. The growths may heal on their own without being treated, but the virus could stay in your body and may increase your risk for certain types of cancer. Because of this, it's best to get treatment as soon as you notice symptoms.

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