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How to Diagnose and Treat Genital Warts One of the most common types of infection that can be transmitted through sexual intercourse is the genital warts, and that is caused by different strains or types of HPV or human papillomavirus. Genital warts can affect both men and women, but it is more common to the female species for they are more vulnerable and susceptible to the underlying complications. The development of the genital warts can be dangerous to the health of women for this can cause cancer to the vulva, anus and cervix. The appearance of the genital warts is quite similar to a cauliflower, and that includes a small and flesh-colored bumps, when touched may feel smooth and slight bumpy. As to what it is called, it develops and may grow on the genital area of the people infected, such as for males, includes the groin, thighs, scrotum, and around or inside the anus; and for females includes the inner and outer part of their anus or vagina and their cervix. There are some instances in which the genital warts tends to appear on the tongue, mouth, throat and lips of the ones who performs oral sex with a person infected with the said virus. The various symptoms of genital warts include vaginal discharges; pain, burning and itching sensation, as well as, bleeding during sexual intercourse. The risk factors that can cause the development of genital warts include people who have a history of child abuse, are under the age of thirty, smoke, their mothers has the virus during childbirth, have a history of another sexually transmitted infection, have unprotected sex with different partners, and are sexually active at a young age. The common diagnostic procedures performed by doctors to their patients includes DNA test, HPV test, physical examination; and Pap smear which involves the use of a long handled tool that can collect small samples of cells on the cervix. The genital warts can be removed or managed, but there are no treatment for the virus especially when it spreads on the patient’s bloodstream. The various treatment procedures of genital warts in a medical setting includes the removal of the warts through interferon injections, excision or cutting off warts, electrocautery or the process of burning warts with the use of electric currents, cryosurgery or the process of freezing the warts before its removal, and laser treatments. The various topical wart treatments includes TCA or trichloroacetic acid, sinecatechins, imiquimod, and podophyllin and podofilox.A Quick History of Wellness

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