Saturday, April 29, 2017

Genital Warts

Genital warts aren't uncommon.I am frequented by Ladies who have developed warts and aren't sure what it is or they have done so much internet surfing that the are too stressed by the time they visit a specialist.
Genital warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus,the same virus type which causes cervical cancer but having said that Vulvar warts aren't equal to cervical cancer and thus detection of a wart shouldn't be a cause of panic.It is one of the sexually transmitted disease but it doesn't mean that your partner is cheating on you.Actually most of the women develop these warts many months or years after acquiring the HPV infection.HPV can be transmitted by skin to skin contact and need not be through penetrative sex.Condoms are the most effective way of preventing HPV transmission but condoms don't give 100% protection.Even for oral sex it is advisable to put condom over the penis and sharing of sex toys should be avoided.
Warts in general don't cause massive symptoms or cause major damage.They can look unsightly and if not removed can be a source of spreading the infection to your partner.For very small warts some chemicals can be used but it takes a lot of time for them to get cleared with the chemicals .
Surgically it can be removed using electrocautery or laser.It is important to seek specialist help.HPV infection and warts can get cleared off the body completely or it can be recurrent.There is no medicine to prevent the recurrence and depends on the immunity of the lady.If smoker,stopping smoking can be helpful in making the treatment more effective.

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