There are certain HPV strains that develop warts around or in the anus, on the vulva, on the vagina, on the penis, scrotum, groin or on the thigh. Those that have warts, they can appear from weeks to months after being exposed. They can even become exposed after years.
Genital warts are most commonly transmitted through sex:
There is also the possibility of transmission through close skin on skin contact (usually also related to sex).
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No. Viruses don't have cures, but symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.
Viral. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of HPV, the human papillomavirus.
Medicine or Surgery. There are a variety of treatment options including medications and surgery (freezing, burning, laser and physical removal).
1 to 4 weeks. Recovery varies by type of treatment as well as size and location of the outbreak. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks should be expected.
No. Until the warts are gone, sexual activity should be avoided.
Yes. As the base cause of genital warts is an incurable virus, you can have recurrence of genital warts without a new infection.
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