Can genital warts kill you?


According to MedlinePlus genital warts themselves are not life threatening. MedlinePlus notes, however, that certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus, which is the sexually transmitted disease responsible for genital warts, have been shown to cause cancer of the cervix and vulva.

The Mayo Clinic explains that there are over 40 strands of HPV that affect the genital regions and some people may not have any pain or need any treatment for their warts. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, Some patients do not realize that they have HPV until months or years after they are infected, while other patients with HPV never experience any symptoms. MedlinePlus states that patients with warts that are incredibly painful may want to have the warts removed with a special freezing procedure performed by a medical professional. In males, genital warts can be found on the penis, scrotum, groin area and thighs, as well as around the anus, while in females, warts can be found inside the vagina or anus, outside the vagina or anus, or on the cervix inside of the body. The Office of Women's Health explains that the only way to prevent getting genital warts is to use protection during vaginal, anal or oral sex and stay committed to one partner. People with visible warts on their external genitals should contact a medical professional for proper analysis.

Q&A Related to "Can genital warts kill you?"
1. See your doctor about genital warts, since over-the-counter medications aren't intended for the genital areas where the warts appear. 2. Get ointment treatment applied directly
Genital warts are caused by a virus that is spread sexually. One gets infected through sexual activity with someone who is infected with this virus.
Cryotherapy is usually performed by a physician. It involves freezing the
Not medical advice: Warts can be treated by applying salicylic acid, or by having a doctor apply cantharidin or liquid nitrogen. A doctor can laser a wart.
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