Genital Warts Relief in Southern California

 
 
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What is Genital Warts?
Genital Warts are commonly caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), for women, the HPV virus mmay also cause cervical cancer. HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and can be spread through skin-to-skin genital contact. The Low Risk types of HPV typically cause genital warts. On the other hand, the high risk, more complex types of HPV can lead to cervical, anal, or oral cancer. There is no known cure for HPV, however, ask us about the vaccine that can protect against some types of the virus.
 
 
Genital warts are skin growths in the groin, genital, or anal areas and can be different sizes and shapes. Some look like flat white patches, and others are bumpy, like tiny bunches of cauliflower and in some cases you can have the infection and not even see the warts at all. HPV is a virus that can cause genital warts and for women some types of HPV can cause abnormal cervical cell changes and cervical cancer. The HPV infection and genital warts can be spread through sex or skin-to-skin genital contact with someone who has the virus.
 
 
 
 
What are the Symptoms of Genital Warts?
In most cases, persons infected with HPV don't have symptoms. In cases where symptoms are present they may be so mild that you may not even know you are infected. When Symptoms are present they may include pain, itching, and bleeding, or you may develop visible genital warts. Usually, symptoms occur 2 to 3 months after you are infected with the virus. When the symptoms do appear they tend to stay from 3 weeks to many years after you have been infected. It is possible to spread the virus even though you do not have any visible warts, however, when you see the warts this is an indication that the virus is active.
 
 
 
Our doctors can often tell if you have genital warts by looking closely at your genital and anal areas. They may ask you questions about your symptoms and your risk factors that make you more likely to get an infection. Sometimes our doctors may take a sample tissue from the wart for testing. For women, if you have an abnormal Pap test, your doctor can do an HPV test that looks for high-risk types of the virus.

Symptoms that may occur with genital warts include:
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Genital warts
 
 
 
Genital warts can be different sizes and shapes and may be large or even too small to be seen with the naked eye. They may appear individually or in groups and, as stated above, may look like tiny bunches of cauliflower or like flat, white areas that are very difficult to see In both men & women, warts may appear in the groin, on and around the genitals, in the urethra, or in the rectum or anus.
In Women:
Genital warts may appear around the anus or on the vulva, vagina, or cervix. Women are often unaware of warts inside the vagina or on the cervix until a doctor finds them.
In Men:
Genital warts may occur on the outside of the penis, on the scrotum, or around the anus. Men are often unaware they have genital warts, even when they can be seen, until the warts are identified by a doctor.
 
 
 
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of Genital Warts. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
 
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Temecula, CA 92592

 
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26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

 
La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

 
 
Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

 
Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

 
Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262