Genital warts are warts on the genitals or around the anus. Like common warts genital warts are not serious, but they are annoying and highly contagious. Genital warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is transmitted through contact with infected genital skin.
Infection is usually without symptoms. It may take a few weeks or months after infection before the first warts show up. In women, the warts usually occur on and around the labia, and around the vagina and anus. In men, genital warts may be seen on or around the penis, scrotum or around the anus. Genital warts can multiply and grow larger in size. They may itch and cause pain or a burning sensation.
It is a good idea if you suffer from genital warts to seek some sort of treatment particularly during out breaks. The good news is that patients can treat themselves with medicinal products such as Aldara cream, Condyline or Wartec. These products are available for ordering below after an online consultation with a doctor.