Genital Warts Testing London
This is one of the common STDs. Certain types of HPV cause it. Genital warts can be annoying, but they can be treated and are not dangerous.
Genital warts appear on the skin and around your genitals and anus. You may have known that certain types of HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can cause cancer, but certainly, it is not the type that causes genital warts.
It is the low-type HPV that triggers warts on your vulva, vagina, rectum, cervix, anus, penis or scrotum. Genital warts are common—about 360,000 people are infected each year.
Risk factors of genital warts
- People who have a weak immune system
- Individuals with a history of child abuse
- People below 30 years of age
- Children who their mothers were infected during childbirth
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How do you get genital warts
- Through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, often during oral, anal, or vaginal sex. It can spread even if no one cums, and a penis may not fully penetrate a vagina or anus to get them
- It can be spread even without any visible warts or other symptoms. Though it’s less common
- Through vaginal childbirth, it can be passed to a baby, but it is very rare
Please note that genital warts are different from warts you might get elsewhere on your body. So you can’t get genital warts by touching yourself or a partner with a wart that’s on your hand or foot.
You’re more likely to pass genital warts to others when you have symptoms. If you notice a wart, do come to us. Our medical procedures at STI Clinic London are standard. We can diagnose and treat your genital wart with our team of very good doctors.
Symptoms of genital warts
- The appearance of skin-coloured or whitish bumps on your vulva, vagina, cervix, penis, scrotum, or anus. They look like little pieces of cauliflower.
- You can have one wart or a bunch of them; they can be big or small. They might be itchy, but most times don’t hurt
Do see our doctors for check up if you think you have genital warts.
How to treat genital warts
Genital warts can be complicated. You might get the virus and never really get warts; you could be infected and not have symptoms.
Some persons are infected with warts once and then never get them again while some others have warts more than once (recurring). Only a doctor can tell you if you’re infected with genital warts. So, if you suspect you have genital warts on your anus or genitals, see us right away. With STI Clinic London, we will help you lower the risk of passing it to other people.
Getting help from a doctor is very important in order to know the right treatment to use. They include;
- Imiquimod cream
- Laser treatment or diathermy