Genital Warts Symptoms
The common strains of HPV virus that cause genital warts may appear as a single swelling commonly in the genital area or a rash. These bumps can appear pink or flesh coloured and they are soft to touch and most are uniquely shaped like a cauliflower.
The location of the warts can be anywhere from the thighs, groin or the anal area. In men, genital warts very often appear in clusters or patches. Sizes can also vary, some appear very small, almost none existent, while in other cases, they may become very large.
Genital warts vary in symptoms and depending on what areas are affected; they can cause various forms of discomfort such as itchiness, irritation and even some pain. The pain can become noticeable for example during penetration.
In men, they can be found on or around the scrotum or in the anus, but usually, they are near the tip of the penis. Unlike in women, symptoms of this disease in men are harder to detect and it may take months or years before one observes the symptoms.
In women, genital warts may appear inside and outside the vagina. If they are located in this area then the woman would feel discomfort and even pain during penetration. Likewise if they are found around the clitoral area there is the possibility of feeling irritation and even pain if this area is stimulated. But if the warts are not stimulated then the reason for irritation and pain is reduced. The warts can also spread as far as the inside of the vaginal wall, but this is not too common. For pictures of genital warts, you can click this link to see the different types of the disease
There are times when the disease is latent, and does not display any visible signs of its existence. Some strains of HPV virus simply don't show any visible symptoms and as such a person may not even know that they have the HPV virus. Even though no visible symptoms are being displayed, a person infected by genital warts is still very contagious and should seek treatment.
If you happen to notice a new spot or a new growth in your genital area, anal area or thighs then it is important to check this further to determine the problem. This is especially true if the spot or the wart does not go away after two weeks. Although a lot of the strains of the HPV virus that causes genital warts are not too dangerous when treated, some strains of the virus can unfortunately be associated with increased risk of cancer in the area that is affected by genital warts. Although this is not common it is important to diagnose, treat and eradicate the symptoms of genital warts as soon as possible. Treating the symptoms early will stop the problem from spreading not just on your own body but also to your partner’s body. Besides, the last thing you want is to increase the chances of getting cancer in the affected area so an immediate treatment is essential.
If you would like to find out how you can treat warts at home within a few days then have a look at this warts treatment method. This method is not only inexpensive, but also has been tried and tested to help eliminate the virus successfully.