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Genital Wart Presentation

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Molly MacPherson

on 4 January 2013

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GENITAL WART'S HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THEM! Genital warts, like other non-STD warts, are caused by various types of the human papilloma virus (HPV.. typically HPV 6 and HPV 11) that infect the top layers of the skin. There are over 100 different types of HPV that may cause warts, but only a small number of strains can cause genital warts. Genital Warts, what is it? Having unprotected sex
Having unprotected sex with many different people
Having sex with a person whose sexual history is unknown
Starting sexual relations at a young age
Having stress and other viral infections (such as HIV or herpes) at the same time How do you get Genital Wart's? Women - genital warts may exist on the vulva(lips around the opening of the vagina), cervix(entrance to the uterus or womb),upper thighs, inside the vagina, on the anus, and inside the anus. Men - genital warts may exist on the penis, scrotum(sac that holds the testicles), urethra(tube that urine passes through) , upper thighs, on the anus, and inside the anus. There is no treatment that can completely eliminate genital warts once a person has been infected. Often outbreaks of genital warts will become less frequent over time, until the body naturally clears the virus and the warts disappear of their own accord. However, in some people the infection may linger.

A doctor can give patients various treatments to clear genital warts, but they may reappear even after treatment. Genital warts are caused by a virus, not a bacterium, so antibiotics will not get rid of them. Common treatments include:

Once you have it, what kind of treatment do you need? Pictures
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