Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Genital Warts Symptoms for Men and Women

Genital warts or Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease affecting both men and women.  In women, genital warts can grow at the walls of the vagina, the area between the external genitals and the anus, and the cervix. In men, they may occur on the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, or the anus. Genital warts can also develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sexual contact with an infected person.  Some warts are too small and flat that they are not visible to the naked eye.  But sometimes, warts are large and form a cluster and have a cauliflower like structure.  Genital warts symptoms includes itching or discomfort in the genital area, pain or bleeding during intercourse and the most common is the fleshy growth described to gray or pinkish in color and are smooth, with an irregular structure which forms into clumps or individually around the genitals.  It is necessary to see a doctor if you suspect that you or your partner may be infected with a human papillomavirus.  For women, depending on the HPV viral strain that may have infected her, a very high risk of cervical cancer is at stake if it will not be treated the earliest time possible.  Although there are several vaccines available in the market already which protects women from the HPV infection, it is not a guarantee that they will not be infected since the vaccine is specific only for certain HPV sub types.  

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