Understanding Genital Warts: Causes, Symptoms, and TreatmentGenital warts are a sexually transmitted
Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Anyone who is sexually active can contract genital warts, and they can be spread through skin-to-skin contact with an infected partner. Here's what you need to know about this common condition.
Causes and Risk Factors
Genital warts are caused by specific strains of HPV, which can be spread through sexual contact with someone who has the virus. Risk factors for contracting HPV include having multiple sexual partners, having sex at a young age, and having a weakened immune system.
There can also be high risk from not using condoms/ Dental Dams Genital warts aren’t always visible to the human eye.
They may be very small and the colour of the skin or slightly darker. The top of the growths may resemble a cauliflower and may feel smooth or slightly bumpy to the touch
There are between 30 and 40 HPV strains that are specifically harmful to the genitalia.
Genital warts can appear as flat or raised bumps that are small or large, and may be pink, flesh-colored, or grayish-white in appearance. They may appear as single bumps or clusters of bumps, and can cause itching, burning, or discomfort. It's possible to have HPV and not have any visible warts.
While there is no cure for HPV, genital warts can be treated and removed. Treatment options include prescription creams, cryotherapy, laser therapy, or surgical removal. It's important to seek treatment as soon as possible, as untreated genital warts can sometimes grow and multiply.
How HeHealth Can Help
At HeHealth, we use artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for STD conditions by analyzing images. Our screening tool provides a confidential and anonymous way to get information about potential treatment options.
If you upload an image of your possible genital warts symptoms to the app, it can use AI to screen for results and provide information about potential treatment options. Click here to try out HeHealth's screening tool.
Remember, it's important to practice safe sex and get regular STD screenings to prevent the spread of genital warts and other sexually transmitted infections.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post by HeHealth is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. This blog post was written by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The purpose of this post is to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and promote sexual health.