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Genital Warts: Symptoms

Symptoms Of Genital Warts

Genital warts may develop on the

  • Vulva
  • Inside Vagina
  • Inside Urethra
  • On penis
  • Near and inside anus
  • Between anus and genitals

The outer warts can be easily seen. But if women develop warts inside their genitalia, the warts are not seen till a doctor examines the site. The area near the warts growth can become damper. Women may have more discharge. As genital area is moist and warm, the HPV virus multiplies there very fast once warts develop. Men may also develop warts inside the urethra.

How to suspect if you have genital warts?
As said earlier one can see the warts that form outside the genitals. Those warts that develop inside may cause

  • Itching or burning in genital area.
  • Pain or bleeding during intercourse and pain in urination.

The Appearance of Genital Warts
The warts look skin colored but may also be dark. The warts appear as small flesh-colored bumps or develop looking like a cauliflower. The wart may be as small as 1 millimeter in diameter or develop in large clusters. The warts appear anywhere on the genitals, anus and the area between the genitals and anus.

Diagnosis The warts need to be removed and sent for microscopic examination for confirmation of diagnosis.

Article created on: July 16, 2006

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