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Genital Warts STD Brief
These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STI Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Genital Warts Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Quite common – Around 500,000 to 1 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Flesh-colored, soft-to-the-touch bumps on the skill which may look like the surface of cauliflower. Usually, painless, but may itch. Can be on the vagina, vulva, cervix, penis, anus, or urethra. Sometimes, but less likely, in the mouth, on the lips, tongue, palate, or in the throat
Cure? Often, the body fights the virus and they go away on their own. They can be frozen off, burned off, lasered off, or injected with medication. There are also some medications that can be used at home. For some, the warts return after treatment and even after long periods of time.
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Viral
Test Pelvic exam – must see healthcare provider
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