Are Genital Wart Serious?
There are a lot of people that have had to deal with genital warts. For most of those people, the warts are only a bother. They are usually treated with some medicine and then forgotten about. It depends on the seriousness of the problem and it is not something that anyone wants to brag about.
If women have genital warts on the cervix, they can be a problem, it can cause women to have an abnormal pap smear. If this is left unattended, it may cause even more problems down the road like cancer. Women should have a pelvic exam at least every six months to a year. Men and women who have warts on or inside the anus should have an exam every year.
Treating genital warts is not hard. You will get good advice and help from many of the doctors and professionals that you see. They can use a chemical on the warts to remove them. You may need to come back more than once to finish the treatment to take care of the problem. If someone has a problem with their immune system, they may find that the treatment may take longer. An example of this may be HIV. The warts may increase in size and the number of them may increase faster. This is why you need to tell your doctor if you are HIV positive.
Even after you have the genital warts removed, they may return. This is because the virus stays in your skin once you are infected. You can pass the virus to your sexual partners while having sex. This is possible even if you have warts and do not see them. It is so important to practice safe sex when you have had or do have genital warts.
You should check yourself often for signs of the warts. The actual genital warts can be treated. However, you can not treat the virus. You will always have the virus in your skin that can break out at any time. You need to use condoms when you have sex. Condoms greatly reduce your risk for getting the disease or spreading it to your partners. Even though it is recommended that you use condoms, it is no guarantee that you are going to stop the problem. It is just an important method to practice every time you have sex. This will help in preventing other STD’s as well.
The main thing to do to prevent getting infected is to be careful. You should know your partners and have a good relationship with them first. You need to practice safe sex so that you do not put yourself at risk. It is important to your health and to your life. You only get once chance at being healthy and you do not want to have to deal with genital warts.
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