Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). You should know that the HPV has more than 100 different strains and that more than 30 types can cause the formation of genital warts. Genital warts are also known as condyloma acuminatum and are transmitted through physical contact of private parts or with the transfer of infected genital fluids. Usually, this type of transmission takes place during vaginal, anal or oral sex, but it also possible to transmit the virus just with the contact of private parts, even without penetration.
If you have been diagnosed with genital warts or you may suspect you are having them, to protect your partner from possible infection I suggest you to stop any sexual activity and sexual contact until the warts are going to be completely removed.
When you get infected with genital warts is very common to feel very upset and depressed. But, you should not be too worry. They are very common and if treated in time and properly they do not cause any long term harm.
Genital warts symtoms and transmission
Venereal warts (another name for genital warts) are small growth that look like the shape of a cauliflower. Their main characteristic is that differently to other types like plantar warts or seed warts, they develop in clusters. They are usually not painful but can cause itch and discomfort. Genital warts can be a problem for both men and women, but women are more vulnerable to complications. The areas where they form on men are the scrotum and penis. On women they can develop in or around the vagina and vulva. In some cases when you are infected with anal warts, they can affect the areas around the anus and perineum.
Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The reason is a lot of people spread the virus without even knowing they have been infected. Not every time symptoms are shown and when they do it may be already passed several weeks from the infection. The only way to prevent the transmission from happening is to always use protection. However, the virus can be transmitted also through sexual activities that don’t involve penetration and through oral sex. In this case it means that it is possible to spread the virus to the partner’s mouth, lips and tongue.
How to cure genital warts?
Genital warts are very contagious and should be treated as soon as diagnosed. In some cases they can disappear without treatment, but waiting for them to disappear will increase drastically the risk to transmit the virus to others and to infect other parts of your body. This is why you must discover immediately how to get rid of genital warts. Below, you can find a list of treatments used to remove warts:
- Podophyllin resin – this brown resin is used to stop the growth of warts cells. The resin is applied on the wart and washed away after 4 hours (sometimes earlier, if the area is too inflamed). Because the resin may cause damage to the skin and to healthy tissues, I recommended consulting a doctor before its use. This procedure should be completely avoided during pregnancy because it can hurt the baby.
- Cryotherapy – the procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill the warts. The treatment is very painful and to make sure the warts are completely removed you have to undergo at least 4-6 sessions.
- Laser treatment – this procedure utilizes a beam of intense light to burn the warts and infected tissues. This treatment is expensive and can leave marks on the skin when the procedure is over.
- Electrocautery – a medical probe heated with electric current is used to burn the warts and cauterize blood vessels. Electrocautery is one of the most painful method you can choose to remove warts and it is used only as a last resort.
- Surgical excision – probably the most barbaric and dangerous treatment. The doctor will literally cut off the warts from the skin.
As you may guess all of these procedures are very painful considering the area where they have to be applied. Also, they are very expensive because you will have to undergo more than one treatment if you want to make sure the warts are completely removed from the skin. But these are not the only downsides. You should be aware that any of the treatments above can only eliminate the warts but they are not going to eradicate the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is their cause. This means that since the virus will be still inside your body, new warts will form in the future. So even after all the pain, all the money and the time you have invested your problem is not going to be solved.
If You Want to Discover How To Get Rid of Genital Warts and Remove the HPV Permanently from Your Body with a Natural and Safe Method