We must point out that there are more than 40 types of HPV that cause genital warts. Let's look at some of its main features and treatments.
The genital warts They are a type of sexually transmitted disease that usually occurs because of the development of human papilloma (HPV). These are diseases that spread and are noticed because some warts appear on one or more parts of the body, especially on the sexual organs of women and men.
Every year in the world, 360,000 new cases are diagnosed. In Spain, the number of cases has increased in recent years. We must point out that there are more than 40 types of HPV that cause genital warts. Let's look at some of its main features and treatments.
Where do they go?
As we have pointed out, they take place in the sexual organs of women or men. For that they appear, by contagion, in the vagina, rectum anus, vulva or penis, among others. If a person has a genital wart, it can infect another one at the time of oral, genital or anal sex.
The warts that appear are small and white or pink. Genital warts can cause itching and trouble, and that's when we realize that there are warts. At first you can look like a bite or a grain onlybut if that does not stop you from bothering us after a while, it is best to consult a doctor who usually diagnoses this problem.
The doctor quickly detects them and tests are also requested to find out if there are any warts on the cervix of the uterus. You can also take a sample of cervical tissue (biopsy) using the microscope.
Warts of such characteristics usually appear individually or in groups. The vagina is usually the organ where it is most visible in women and in the penis in men. Some warts can disappear on their own almost without realizing it.
Which treatment is best to apply?
The treatment is varied. On the one hand, the application of creams and lotions and laser treatment. The doctor will decide if medications are also recommended. In any case, young people between the ages of 11 and 26 are advised to be vaccinated against HPV.
Prevention is also established, which involves the use of barriers such as the use of condoms when it comes to sex. Some data confirm that condoms can not fully protect against genital warts because HPV can infect areas that are not usually covered by condoms.