Genital Warts

Genital warts (condyloma acuminatum) are flesh-colored or grayish bumps caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV that occur in the genital area. They can be big or small, flat or raised, and solitary or clustered.

Causes-

  • Poor hygiene
  • Presence of other venereal diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Moist condition

Symptoms And Signs–

  • Male—lesions on the scrotum or penis
  • Female-lesions on the cervix, vagina, vulva, near or inside the anus and urethra.

  • Red, pink or gray-colored cauliflower-shaped lesions. These bumps may grow in large clusters and expand into huge masses very rapidly.
  • Increase in vaginal fluid excretion.
  • Pain and bleeding during and after sexual intercourse.

  • Tiny papules on shaft of the penis

  • Discomfort and itching in the affected areas.
  • Burning sensation in the genital and anal region.

Investigations—

  • Aceto-whitening
  • Colposcopy
  • Pap smear
  • Biopsy

 Treatment—

  • Cryotherapy

  • Electro-cautery
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgery( to remove the warts)
  • Medication

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