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Genital warts

What are genital warts?

Warts are caused by viruses. Warts can be either single or multiple. Warts usually appear around the anus or genitals. As a rule, for men, they are localized on the bridle of the foreskin or on the penis, women - in the labia. In addition, they can occur in the vagina or on the cervix. Experts are concerned that in recent years the incidence of condylomata has increased many times. These diseases are equally affected both sexes. This disease is transmitted by contact, including sexual. Unpleasant feature of genital warts is their stubborn. The fact that, in many cases, after apparently successful treatment, they reappear.

Symptoms of genital warts

  • Warts are bright red in color, grow on the surface of the genitals and around the anus.
  • Warts tend to mergers and the formation of larger lesions.

Causes of genital warts

Causative agents of genital warts are papillomaviruses. Partner must also be treated.

Treatment of genital warts

So far there is no method, the application of which would ensure the complete destruction of viruses condylomata. However, it was found that good results are achieved by moistening warts podophyllotoxin herbal medicine. If there is no effective treatment or a large number of warts, you may need surgery.

Genital warts

If you suffer from genital warts and you are treated, then sex is contraindicated as long as the doctor confirms your full recovery. Of course, after the recovery you need follow your doctor's instructions and safety precautions.

Any changes arising in the genital area should be examined by a doctor.

Genital warts have a characteristic appearance, but recognition of them at once is difficult. So often, more research is necessary. Most often, women are turning to the female doctor - a gynecologist. Sometimes they do a biopsy of uterine tissue. If genital warts are localized around the anus, the doctor also examines the bowel, as in some cases, the infection spreads to the inside. After the examination, treatment is carried out using the above tools. Warts considerable size are removed by operative in full anesthesia.

Course of the disease

The incubation period of the disease is very different - from 8 days to 8 months. Genital warts usually appear after a few weeks or months after infection. If you do not start treatment, warts increase significantly. Genital warts are localized not only in the rectum, the genitals, but also in the mouth.

Adherence education necessary in the treatment of genital warts, as well as the indications for the using of drugs, otherwise the using of the drug may cause skin irritation.

Are genital warts a dangerous disease?

The disease is not dangerous to health, but very unpleasant because of the prolonged treatment. In addition, genital warts often recur.

Prevention of genital warts

You should avoid sexual contact with persons or condylomata patients, which are treated for it. Sometimes localization warts in the vagina or rectum makes very difficult to determine their whereabouts.

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