You have any itching or pain in the genital area? Then suspect this with symptoms of genital warts.
Usually genital warts exhibit no symptoms. Some symptoms of genital warts don’t actually manifest themselves in a manner in which you will recognize them.
Symptoms of genital warts, in some cases, are so small and flat that they are invisible to the human eye (called sub-clinical); however, others have a cauliflower look that actually is a group of warts.
From the recent researches by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), it is been found that about 50% of women with HPV have no evident genital warts symptoms.
However, in some cases, there will be small, hard spots (easily visible to the eye) that develops within 3-12 weeks after exposure.
Before going to actual genital warts symptoms, it is essential to know some information about genital warts.
Genital warts are one of the most common forms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). The other sexually transmitted diseases are gonorrhea [Gonorrhea Symptoms], syphilis, herpes and so on.
As the name implies, genital warts usually affect the moist areas of the genitalia. The genital warts can spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected person.
Symptoms of genital warts usually varies from person to person. Sometimes, it can be mistaken for other medical condition.
Occasionally, you notice you could suffer from genital warts symptoms but still find no warts. This is a major reason why people believe that they suffer from a different condition.
If you have genital warts, then the early genital warts symptom will be warts or bumps in the genital area.
The most common genital warts symptom that you notice will be a soft, moist pink, flesh-colored warts or gray swellings in the genital region; bumps that may be flat or raise, small or large; single or a group of warts, in the infected areas, resembling a cauliflower.
Occasionally, you find some pain in your genital area. Also, there will be some bleeding during or after intercourse.
Mostly, the warts are painless. Pain occurs only when they are bumped or irritated, which may also result in bleeding of the wart. On the other hand, plantar warts can be very painful when you keep pressure on them through walking.
The symptoms of genital warts can also develop on your vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix, and around your anus where you find an increased vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, itching around your vulva, urethra, vagina, cervix, and around your anus.
Despite the fact that most warts pose no significant health risks, there are exceptions. Ignoring the early genital warts symptoms and left untreated can lead to more serious conditions. For instance, untreated genital warts may lead to cervical cancer, anal cancer in women.
If you find any of these symptoms of genital warts, then it is more important for you to have a proper checkup. You will then be able to take proper treatment to get rid of your genital warts.