Genital Warts

Genital Warts Definition

Definition

Genital warts are growths or bumps that appear:

  • On the vulva
  • In or around the vagina or anus
  • On the cervix
  • On the penis, scrotum, groin, or thigh
  • In the mouth or throat (rare)

The warts may be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. Some may cluster to form a cauliflower-like shape. This condition is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Most people will be exposed to a form of HPV at some point in their lives. Not everyone will become infected or develop symptoms.

Genital Warts

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