Condyloma acuminatum is the medical term for genital warts, which are a skin infection that affects the genital area. As the other type of warts, they are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and spread through skin-to-skin contact of private parts or through the share of infected body fluids. Both men and women are affected but women are more exposed to complication since their reproductive system is more internal. Condyloma acuminatum can infect people of any age and they are more frequent among people aged 17-33. Genital warts are very widespread and they are the most common sexually transmitted disease.
Symptoms and transmission of condyloma acuminatum
Condyloma acuminata are small growths that resemble a cauliflower and occur mostly on the penis, perineum, perineal area, vagina, vulva and cervix. They can cause itching, burning and discomfort but in some cases they can have no symptoms. Genital warts are transmitted through sexual activities also without penetration. You should know that it is possible that the virus will infect the area of the mouth (lips, tongue, throat) if there is oral sexual contact with an infected partner.
If you have been infected with condyloma acuminata it is very important to stop immediately all sexual activities until the warts are removed completely. Using a condom can reduce the risk of transmission but do not assure complete prevention. You have just learned that it is possible to transmit the virus also through oral sex. This means that even if you use always protection you should be very careful to not transmit the virus or be infected with it.
How is condyloma acuminatum treated?
There are a variety of treatments to choose from when you have been infected with condyloma acuminatum. The issue with all of them is that even if they are going to remove the warts, they are not going to eradicate the human papilloma virus which has caused them. Let’s see together what are the treatments that doctor usually prescribes:
- Electrocautery – This process uses a direct or alternating current which passed through a medical probe to eliminate the warts. The heat that is generated is applied on the infected tissues and causes their destruction. Electrocautery is considered one of the most painful procedures to eliminate warts, so normally is used as a last resort.
- Cryosurgery – This technique uses liquid nitrogen and its extreme cold to destroy warts. This procedure is not only very painful but may lead to sexual disfunction and scarring.
- Laser treatment – This approach involves the use of a concentrated beam of light on the infected tissues which remove skin layer by layer. Laser treatments are quiete expensive and can cause bleeding and skin color changes.
- Excision – With this technique the warts are literally cut off from the skin. The greatest risk of this procedure is the scarring.
All of the treatments above offers a possible solution to your problem. The area where they have to be applied is a very sensitive one. It is for this reason that you should be very careful when decide to undergo one of this procedure. As I mentioned earlier also you should keep in mind that all of these treatments can eliminate only the symptoms (the warts) but are not going to eradicate the cause. Even after having endured the pain and the cost, the virus will still be inside your body. This means your genital warts are going to occur again and you will still be able to infected other people.
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