STDs FAQ – Most Common Questions
Here we summed up some common questions about STDs. This is the first page, dedicated to them, if you didn’t find the answer to your question on that very page, please, check up the other similar pages called “STDs FAQ”.
Question: Is there something in common with HPV and genital warts?
Answer: The point is that warts are the common symptom, caused by HPV infection, but that doesn’t mean that in case you have warts they’ll be located around genitals one day or another. There are about more than 80 kinds of HPVs and they all have their own location on the human body. Also if you found something that reminds you a wart – don’t panic as there is a small chance they cause any health complications. But at the same time make a note that once symptoms are removed, transmission from the skin is still possible as well as repeated growth of warts.
What you need to know and worry about is that there are two kinds of warts: papilloma and condyloma.
Papilloma is a kind of benign neoplasm that appears on the skin due to HPV activation.This problem usually occurs among people with decreased immunity. The risk group also includes those who is not against promiscuous sexual relations and abuse of smoking and alcohol.
Condyloma is inflammatory in nature and affects skin and mucous membranes. It’s favorite location are bodyparts constantly irritated and rubbed by clothing. They are diagnosed only with the help of a blood test.
Doctors advise to get rid of tumors that spoil the appearance. To remove them they can offer following methods of treatment of papillomas and genital warts:
- Electrocoagulation – cauterization;
- Cryodestruction – freezing with cold nitrogen;
- Laser therapy – evaporation by a laser beam;
- Radio wave mode – removal by a radio knife.
Do not try to remove warts on your own. Ask for a qualified help!