The bottoms of your feet: Warts that are large flat bumps on the bottoms of your feet are very common. They are called plantar warts because the bottom surface of the foot is called the “plantar surface.” Plantar warts sometimes hurt when you walk on them; you might feel like you have a stone in your shoe.
There are various treatment options for genital warts: applying a special cream or lotion over the course of several weeks, freezing them off with liquid nitrogen, or removing them with a laser or a surgical knife. Removing the warts will not remove the virus that causes them from your body. That means that after having been treated for warts, you could still get them again.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes warts. There are more than 40 different strains of HPV that specifically affect the genital area. Genital HPV is spread through sexual contact. In most cases, your immune system kills genital HPV and you never develop signs or symptoms of the infection.
Genital warts are warts that are near or on a person’s genital areas. For a girl, that means on or near the vulva (the outside genital area), vagina, cervix, or anus. For a guy, that means near or on the penis, scrotum, or anus.
Not all bumps on the genitals are warts. There are other infections and normal skin conditions that might look like a wart but are something else. If you think you have genital warts, it’s important to get checked out by a nurse or doctor.
Any sexually active person is at risk for HPV. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), nearly half of people who have sex have had some type of HPV infection. However, genital warts are common for people who meet the following criteria:
Warts are caused through direct contact with HPV, which is contagious. HPV may spread by person-to-person contact or through direct contact with an object used by a person with the virus. The virus that causes warts also can spread to other parts of the body of the person with warts.
Doctors can diagnose warts by examining the skin closely (sometimes with a magnifying glass) and using a special solution to make them easier to see. Tests like Pap smears can help doctors find out if someone has an HPV infection.
In men, genital warts — which may appear weeks to months after HPV is contracted — grow inside or around the anus, on the upper thighs and in the groin area, and on the scrotum and penis, including under the foreskin and inside the urethral opening. (The urethra is the tube through which urine exits the body.)
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Contact your physician if you notice warts or bumps on your genital area, or if you have itching, burning, tenderness or pain in that area. Call your doctor immediately if you develop signs of infection, such as fever, chills or muscle aches.
^ Scheinfeld, Noah (2017-01-04). “Condylomata acuminata (anogenital warts) in adults: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis”. UpToDate. Retrieved 2018-01-01. (Subscription required (help)).
Above all, wart treatments require patience. The fact that there are a wide variety of wart treatments is evidence for the fact that there is no single best therapy. Warts can appear and disappear without an identifiable cause and often disappear on their own without treatment. Some warts sprout daughter warts near the main wart and others don’t. Warts are painless unless they are present in areas prone to pressure or friction like the palms and soles. Certain warts, even of the same type, respond to treatment, while others (even on the same person at the same time) don’t. Treatment methods may require many sessions over weeks, months, or longer.
The HPV vaccine Gardasil, approved for use in females in 2006, was approved for males in 2009. Gardasil is approved for boys and men ages 9 to 26 for the prevention of genital warts caused by two HPV strains: HPV 6 and HPV 11. Those are two of the four HPV strains that Gardasil targets. In late 2010, Gardasil was also approved for the prevention of anal cancer.
You could just buy the homeopathic remedies separately, but there is a product by Natural Remedies called Dr. Skin that includes all five of them. They give the homeopathic components of their remedy Americanized names but they still work just as well. In addition to nutritional intervention, homeopathic intervention may keep HPV infection invisible. There won’t be any side effects, and it just might have a profoundly positive effect on your sex life.
For stubborn warts, peeling creams with glycolic acid, stronger salicylic acid, or tretinoin could do the trick. Diphencyprone (DCP) and imiquimod (Aldara) irritate your skin to encourage your immune system to go to work there. 5-Fluorouracil is a cancer medicine that may stop your body from making extra skin cells the same way it stops tumors from growing.
Genital warts are caused by a group of viruses called HPV (short for human papillomavirus). There are more than 100 types of HPV. Some of them cause the kind of warts you see on people’s hands and feet. Genital warts and the kinds of warts on hands and feet are usually caused by different types of HPV.
If your warts don’t cause you any discomfort, they don’t need to be treated. Genital warts usually go away on their own within two years. If your genital warts spread or make you feel very uncomfortable, your doctor can treat them.
HPV sometimes can be suspected by changes that appear on a Pap smear, since pap smears identify infected abnormal cells that may be precursors to cancer. While HPV infection can lead to precancerous changes in the cervix that are recognized on the Pap smear, the Pap smear itself cannot definitely establish the diagnosis of HPV infection, unless special testing is carried out on the material obtained from the Pap. When there is an abnormal Pap smear, the doctor often will do advanced testing on the material to determine if, and which kind, of HPV may be present. HPV also can be detected if a biopsy (for example, from a genital wart or from the uterine cervix) is sent to the laboratory for analysis.
^ a b c d e “United Kingdom National Guideline on the Management of Anogenital Warts, 2007” (PDF). http://www.bashh.org/BASHH/Guidelines/BASHH/Guidelines/Guidelines.aspx: British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
Inquire about electrosurgery. This uses a high-frequency electrical current needle to cut the warts. Your doctor will apply a local anesthetic to the area first. Following the procedure your doctor may prescribe pain medication if needed.
Genital warts: Genital warts can appear in the pubic area, on the genitals, around/in the anus, and/or in the vagina. They look like small flesh-coloured, pink or red growths in or around the sex organs. The warts may look similar to the small parts of a cauliflower or they may be very tiny and difficult to see. They often appear in clusters of three or four, and may grow and spread rapidly. They are not usually painful, although they may sometimes cause mild pain, bleeding and itching. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK and certain strains of the virus – but not those causing genital warts – can cause cervical cancer.
Anal or genital warts may be transmitted during birth. The presence of wart-like lesions on the genitals of young children has been suggested as an indicator of sexual abuse. However, genital warts can sometimes result from autoinoculated by warts elsewhere on the body, such as from the hands. It has also been reported from sharing of swimsuits, underwear, or bath towels, and from non-sexual touching during routine care such as diapering. Genital warts in children are less likely to be caused by HPV subtypes 6 and 11 than adults, and more likely to be caused by HPV types that cause warts elsewhere on the body (“cutaneous types”). Surveys of pediatricians who are child abuse specialists suggest that in children younger than 4 years old, there is no consensus on whether the appearance of new anal or genital warts, by itself, can be considered an indicator of sexual abuse.