Genital Warts


Genital warts, a common sexually transmitted disease, is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

In many cases, the infection often has no symptoms and clears up on its own. However, if symptoms are present, they may include:

  • Small, flesh-colored or gray swellings in the genital area
  • A cluster of warts that look like tiny cauliflower
  • Itching or discomfort in the genital area
  • Bleeding during intercourse

In women, genital warts can appear anywhere in the genital area, as well as on the cervix and in the anal canal. In men, genital warts can grow on the penis, the scrotum, the anus and in the anal canal.

Genital Warts Diagnosis and Treatment

Some genital warts are too small to see with the naked eye or appear inside the body, so it's important to get tested by a medical professional. Women, especially, need to get tested for HPV, as certain strains can cause cervical cancer.

Genital warts treatment can be highly effective, even in the most stubborn cases.

While there is no cure, physicians may use a combination of medication and surgery to remove the warts. Mercy knows that having genital warts can cause stress and embarrassment, and we will care for you with the utmost compassion and respect – so you can get back to living life comfortably.

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