Genital warts are warts that are on or near the vagina or penis the genitals. Genital warts are usually a sexually transmitted disease STD. They're caused by HPV human papillomavirus. HPV also can cause some types of cancer. But the types of HPV that cause genital warts do not usually cause cancer.
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What to know about genital warts in women
Certain types of human papillomavirus HPV cause genital warts. The types of HPV that cause genital warts are usually spread by direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or possibly oral sex with someone who has this infection. In females, warts may appear around the vulva entire outer female genital area , in or around the vagina, in or around the anus, the groin where the genital area meets the inner thigh ,or the cervix although this is less common than external warts. In males, warts may appear on the penis, scrotum balls , in or around the anus, or the groin area. Genital warts appear as growths or bumps. Warts may be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large.
HPV is a very common virus with over strains 5. Some strains can cause cancerous changes, while others cause no physical symptoms and resolve themselves 4, Genital warts may also be known by other names such as genitoanal warts , anogenital warts , or condylomata acuminata. Not everyone who has been infected with these strains of HPV will have genital warts.