How to Know if you have Genital Warts
Genital Warts are among the most common sexually transmitted diseases as the virus that causes it takes on many variations and can be highly contagious. Caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), statistics say that 1 out of every 3 people have HPV. The best way to prevent the spread of Genital Warts or treat such a condition is to arm yourself with correct, updated information and schedule regular check ups with a doctor. It is important to see your doctor on a regular basis to ensure that you do not have Genital Warts. Most of the time, they are not seen and only found by a skilled doctor. There are clinics that are better than others and you may want to call around and be willing to drive to find the right place to be treated for a venereal disease or genital warts. Myths and misconceptions about genital warts abound. The result of such mistaken beliefs may cause harm in some cases. Information that is incomplete or inaccurate may have several physical and even emotional ramifications on the person suffering from Genital Warts. For example, one may suffer from severe anxiety over his/her condition, doubt a partner's faithfulness, undergo a painful and expensive procedure or treatment that was not needed. And in the worst case scenerio, completely neglect having his/her condition treated thus, taking a huge health risk.Warts are growths or tumors on the skin caused by a virus. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV), causes warts and has more than 70 known subtypes. Warts are spread two ways: by direct contact and by auto inocculation. Auto inocculation occurs when a wart is scratched and the viral particles spread to another area of the skin. It could take over twelve months for a wart to raise and initially appear. Treating HPV or genital warts is extremely important as doctors can freeze, burn, clip or scrape away these unsightly bumps. HPV is a virus that stays in the body like other viruses and can remain dormant for stretches of time or without a repeat exposure.Someone who doesn't have visible warts can still spread the virus to his/her partner during unprotected sexual activity. While antibiotics can treat some sexually transmitted diseases, treatment for genital warts does not constitute a cure as the virus will always be present. Some cases of warts do not progress at all while other cases do grow to be painful, large, unsightly and even disfiguring. 14 days ago
What to do about HPV or Genital Warts
The most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) is Genital Human Papilloma Virus (also called HPV). In fact, it is so common that 50% of men and women who are sexually active will have HPV at some point. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have the Virus.
It is important to regularly check if you have Genital Warts that are caused by HPV by visiting a doctor who specializes in HPV and Genital Warts. There are over 40 types of HPV that can infect the genital areas as well as the mouth and throat of men and women.
Due to the sensitive nature of this type of condition, some people may attempt to treat themselves with home remedies. Doctors do not recommend this method and will treat their patients with complete confidentiality and good Doctors will also make sure that patients are educated on all of their options.
Visible genital warts can be removed by a doctor or with prescribed medications. It is best to be under the treatment of a health care provider. Some people choose not to treat warts, to see if they disappear on their own. Be aware that genital warts that go untreated can turn into a more serious illness, like Cervical Cancer.
Cervical cancer is most treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early. But women who get routine Pap tests and follow up as needed can identify problems before cancer develops. Prevention is always better than cancer treatment.
Visit Dr. Jeffrey Lauber at the Advanced Skin Treatment Center in Newport Beach for a FREE HPV and Genital Warts screening on Wednesdays between 10am-noon. Please make an appointment by calling 877-RID-WARTS or 877-743-9278.
Advanced Skin Treatment Center Newport Beach CA
320 Superior STE 395 Newport Beach CA 92663 877 RID-WARTS or 877 743-9278