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Genital Warts

Genital warts are soft growths on the skin and mucus membranes of the genitals. They may be found on the penis,vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix, and around and in the anus.
Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Causes, incidence, and risk factors


  • The virus that causes genital warts is called human papilloma virus (HPV). More than 70 different types of HPV exist. Certain types of HPV can lead to precancerous changes in the cervix, cervical cancer, or anal cancer. These are called high-risk types of HPV.
  • Not all types of HPV cause genital warts. Other types of HPV cause warts on other parts of the skin, such as the hands. This article focuses on warts on the genitals.
  • Not all types of HPV cause genital warts. Other types of HPV cause warts on other parts of the skin, such as the hands. This article focuses on warts on the genitals.

Important facts about HPV:

  • HPV infection spreads from one person to another through sexual contact involving the anus, mouth, or vagina. You can spread the warts even if you do not see them.
  • You may not see warts for 6 weeks to 6 months after becoming infected. You may not notice them for years.
  • Not everyone who has come into contact with the HPV virus and genital warts will develop them.

You are more likely to get genital warts and spread them more quickly if you:

  • Have multiple sexual partners
  • Do not know if you had sex with had STIs
  • Are sexually active at an early age
  • Use tobacco and alcohol
  • Have a viral infection such as herpes and are stressed at the same time
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a weakened immune system due to an illness or medication
If a child has genital warts, you should suspect sexual abuse as a possible cause.

Symptoms

Genital warts may be so tiny, you might not see them
The warts may look like:

  • Flesh-colored spots that are raised or flat
  • Growths that look like the top of a cauliflower

In females, genital warts may be found:

  • Inside the vagina or anus
  • Outside the vagina or anus, or on nearby skin
  • On the cervix inside the body

In males, genital warts may be found on the

  • Penis
  • Scrotum
  • Groin area
  • Thighs
  • Inside or around the anus

Genital warts may also occur on the

  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Throat

Other symptoms are rare, but may include:

  • Increased dampness in the genital area near the warts
  • Genital itching
  • Increased vaginal discharge

Homeopathic Approach

Like the normal warts genital warts also responds wonderfully to homeopathy..In a few patients the warts have fallen off in a few days itself .Time may vary from patient to patient but genital warts surely responds to homeopathy.