What You Need To Know About Genital Warts

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What are genital warts? Genital warts are small bump-like growths that usually grow in or around the genital area. They mostly look like pieces of cauliflower and cause discomfort, burns, and itching. Genital warts can be found in the vulva, the walls of the vagina, the area between the external genitals and the anus, the anal canal, and the cervix. They can also be found on the penis, the scrotum, or the anus (in men). They can also grow in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sexual contact with an infected person. Symptoms of genital warts Skin-coloured swellings in the genital area A cauliflower-like shape caused by several warts Itching or discomfort in the genital area Bleeding during intercourse What causes genital warts Genital warts are caused by a common sexually transmitted infection known as Human Papillomavirus (HPV). You can rarely get them from a non-sexual contact. What to do to keep warts from spreading Always keep the genital area clean and dry. ... Wash your hands thoroughly after touching the area with genital warts Do not scratch the warts Avoid sexual activity until those warts have completely healed Use condoms during sexual intercourse Marie Stopes Nigeria, Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION), Marie Stopes Clinic Lagos, Marie Stopes Medical Centre Port Harcourt []

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