Venereal warts (or genital warts) are caused by only a few of the many kinds of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Other general types of HPV infections that cause warts on the soles of the feet and hands do not cause venereal warts. They are spread by sexual contact with viral infected partner and very contagious. Scientists estimate that as many as one million new cases are diagnosed in the USA each year.
In man, venereal warts are rare. In woman, they arise on the inside or outside of the vagina, around the anus, or on the uterus. Venereal warts are spotted on the top of the penis, found on the tube of the penis, or on the outside of the scrotum of man. They can also can grow in the throat or mouth of a person who has had oral physical contact with a venereal infected person.
Venereal warts often occur in groups and can be very small, which can spread into large masses on venereal tissues. Left untreated, venereal warts often disappear. In other cases, they ultimately may develop a fleshy, little raised growth with a cauliflower-like look. Because there is no way to guess whether the warts will raise or disappear, however, people who think that they have venereal warts should be checked and treated, if necessary.
Venereal warts are caused by strains of HPV, a sexually spread infection. Treatments usually depend on the size and area of the warts and how frequently the person infected has had the situation return. Medications used to treat venereal warts include a podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, imiquimod cream, 5-fluorouracil cream, a podofilox solution, and trichloroacetic acid. Several venereal warts may require surgeries, which burn, laser, or freeze off them. Bigger venereal warts, which do not react to the more usual treatments, or conditions that keep showing, may be treated with an antivirus injection straight into the warts. This is an extensively more expensive procedure of treatment that still does not guarantee the warts will not appear. Home medications are not intended to be effective in the remedy of venereal warts and may even cause more irritation and pain to the infected area.