Genital warts are soft growths that appear on the genitals. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These skin growths can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. They are especially dangerous for women because some types of HPV can also cause cancer of the cervix and vulva.
What causes the genital warts?
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Over 100 types of HPVs have been identified; about 40 of these types have the potential to infect the genital area.
Most genital warts are caused by two specific types of the virus (HPV-6 and -11), and these HPV types are considered "low risk," meaning they have a low cancer-causing potential. Other HPV types are known causes of premalignant changes and cervical cancers in women. HPV-16, one of the "high-risk" types, is responsible for about 50% of cervical cancers. HPV types 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, and 68 are other known "high risk" virus types. High-risk HPV types are also referred to as oncogenic HPV types. HPV is believed to cause 100% of cases of cervical cancer.
Common warts are not the same as genital warts and are caused by different HPV types that infect the skin.
The viral particles are able to penetrate the skin and mucosal surfaces through microscopic abrasions in the genital area, which occur during sexual activity. Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years may occur, during which there is no evidence of infection.
Generally, about two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts develop them within three months.
Genital warts are indirectly associated with use of birth control pills due to increased sexual contact without the use of barrier protection, multiple sex partners, and having sex at an early age.
How do you get genital warts?
You get genital warts from having skin-to-skin contact with someone who's infected, often during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Genital warts can be spread even if no one cums, and a penis doesn't have to go inside a vagina or anus to get them. You can spread them even when you don't have any visible warts or other symptoms, though that's less common. You can also pass genital warts to a baby during vaginal childbirth, but that's pretty rare.
Genital warts are different from warts you might get elsewhere on your body. So you can't get genital warts by touching yourself (or a partner) with a wart that's on your hand or foot.
You're more likely to pass genital warts when you're having symptoms. So if you notice a wart, it's best to get tested and treated to help lower the risk of passing genital warts on to a partner.
What is the advantage of the laser treatment for genital wart?
The intervention is completed in a short period of time like about 5 minutes with the microscope under high light.
We don't need you use anesthetics on you. This is a really good advantage too because you don't need to be hungry. And you are getting protecting from the complications of the anesthetics. Plus, if you have a systematic diseases like diabetes o high blood pressure exc., it wont be a problem because there is no anesthetics. And you wont feel the pain not at all.
The patient is often checked with a patient-specific follow-up schedule. Your disease is overtaken. After intervention, pathological examination is absolutely done.