Genital warts are sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by human papilloma virus. It can also be called veneral warts. Up to twenty million people in the United States alone have this disease; this is according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). The case is so rampant in the U.S to the extent that about 6 million people are diagnosed to have warts on yearly basis. Both the male and the female can suffer from genital warts.
When someone begins to have genital warts, strange growths are noticed around the anal and genital region. For those who have engaged in oral sex, these strange growths can be noticed in the mouth and even the throat. The strange growth is very tiny. It has the same color as that of the skin. The shape is that of cauliflower. It can either be raised or flattened.
The area of the skin affected can also become damp. This is because there is increase in the rate of moisture production around the private parts or the affected person after the warts infection. There is also an increase in the rate of secretion of virginal fluid.
The person having genital warts will surely experience bleeding during and after sexual intercourse. The bleeding will be accompanied with pain. The affected area will become itchy to the extent that the affected person may not be able to resist scratching the place. This will only lead to more pain and bleeding. There are times that the person affected by genital warts may think that he or she is only having skin rashes.
In normal and ordinary cases, genital warts may not be painful. But in very severe cases, there is no way by which one will not experience pain. The severe case leads to a very agonizing burning sensation around the genitals or any other affected area.
Genital warts do not actually require the exchange of body fluid for one to get infected. One can contact it by simply touching the affected person. It is rarely present in body fluid. It is usually found on the skin of the person affected by human papillomavirus.
If you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms, what you need to do is to abstain from any kind of sexual intercourse and visit your doctor immediately.