Because it's often difficult to detect genital warts, your doctor may apply a mild acetic acid solution to your genitals to whiten any warts. Then, he or she may view them through a special magnifying instrument, a colposcope. In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart.
Genital warts are warts that are on or near the vagina or penis the genitals. Genital warts are usually a sexually transmitted disease STD. They're caused by HPV human papillomavirus.
Genital warts are soft growths that appear on the genitals. Genital warts can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. Men and women who are sexually active are vulnerable to complications of HPV, including genital warts.
Back to Health A to Z. Genital warts is a common sexually transmitted infection STI passed on through vaginal, anal and, rarely, oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help them go away. You can see a GP, but they'll probably refer you to a sexual health clinic if they think you might have genital warts.
It's common to have questions about sexually-transmitted viruses. For instance, you might be wondering: Is HPV the same as genital warts? Which HPV vaccines may help prevent genital warts?
Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus HPVthe virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. Women are somewhat more likely than men to develop genital warts.
It is a family of over types of viruses that can infect the penis, vulva area outside of the vaginaor anus, and the linings of the vagina, cervix or rectum. Most of the time HPV infection is not serious, does not have any symptoms, and will go away on its own without treatment. The virus is most commonly found on the genitals and anus.
Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area. Genital warts are very common. In England, they are the second most common type of sexually transmitted infection STI after chlamydia.