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.
Vinegar solution poured on the skin to find flat warts. This test can often show normal skin as being a wart.
Just by looking at them. Some healthcare providers will just look at them and tell you.
Biopsy. These are
often done if the wart removed and then put under a microscope for
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.