symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice a single
spot or a cluster of spots within their genitalia. Genital warts
have an irregular shape and can vary in shape and size from
small red/white spots to large cauliflower-shaped lumps (see
genital warts pictures),
which can spread without treatment. Genital warts are normally
painless but may be itchy, although they may become painful
during sexual intercourse depending on the location of the warts.
men, under the mans foreskin is where genital
warts often occur , but can appear anywhere on the mans penis,
on his scrotum or in hisgroin. Homosexuals may also become infected
in the anus and rectum.
women, HPV warts occur at the opening of the
vagina (vulva) more often than not, but can appear in the folds
of skin alongside the vagina, in the womans womb, or around
her anus. If a woman has warts within her vagina it can led
to slight bleeding, or on very rare occasions an unusual colored
discharge can appear from the vagina. HPV Genital warts can
also develop in a man or womans mouth/throat. This would be
due to the person having oral sex with a person who is infected
with the HPV virus.
Once a person
contracts the HPV virus, a quiet period of months to years can
Sometimes several years pass without any symptoms. However even
without showing any symptoms it still leaves a healthy partner
vulnerable to becoming infected during sexual activity. They’re
not something you want to risk infecting others with and need
to be treated as they are very contagious! (see
genital warts facts).
a person suspects that they may have been exposed to the HPV
virus, but doesn't yet have any symptoms, their doctor can take
a swab to test for strains of the virus (available in most countries).
Woman can get this performed alongside a cervical Pap smear