Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear as small, flesh-colored bumps or clusters of bumps in the genital area, including the vulva, vagina, cervix, penis, scrotum, and anus. Genital warts can also appear in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sex with an infected partner.
How are Genital Warts Spread?
Genital warts are spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity with an infected partner. The virus can be transmitted even when the infected person does not have visible warts or other symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of Genital Warts?
The symptoms of genital warts can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the infection. Some people may have no symptoms at all, while others may experience:
- Small, flesh-colored or grayish-white bumps in the genital area
- Clusters of bumps that resemble cauliflower
- Itching or discomfort in the genital area
- Bleeding during intercourse
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Abnormal growths on the cervix (in women)
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to get tested for STDs, including genital warts.
How to Prevent Genital Warts
Prevention is key when it comes to genital warts. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of getting infected:
- Get vaccinated against HPV
- Use condoms or dental dams during sexual activity
- Limit your number of sexual partners
- Get regular STD testing
How Nao Medical Can Help
Nao Medical offers STD testing, treatment, and prevention services for patients in the NYC area. Our caring and knowledgeable staff can help you with any questions or concerns you may have about genital warts or other STDs. We offer short wait times, affordable prices, and a range of services to meet your needs, including:
- STD testing for all common infections, including genital warts
- Telemedicine consultations for patients who prefer remote care
- Women’s health services, including pap smears and HPV testing
- After-hours and weekend appointments for your convenience
Don’t wait to get tested and treated for genital warts. Book an appointment with Nao Medical today to take control of your sexual health.
What should I do if I have genital warts?
If you think you have genital warts or have been diagnosed with the condition, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Your healthcare provider can recommend a course of treatment that may include topical medications, surgical removal, or other therapies.
Can genital warts be cured?
While there is no cure for HPV or genital warts, treatments are available to manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of transmission. Nao Medical offers a range of treatment options for patients with genital warts, including topical medications and surgical removal.
Do I need to tell my partner if I have genital warts?
It is important to inform your sexual partners if you have been diagnosed with genital warts or any other STD. This can help them get tested and treated, and reduce the risk of transmission to others. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on how to talk to your partner about your diagnosis.
How often should I get tested for STDs?
The frequency of STD testing depends on your sexual activity and other risk factors. If you are sexually active and have multiple partners, you may need to get tested more frequently than someone who is in a monogamous relationship. Your healthcare provider can recommend a testing schedule that is right for you.
Does Nao Medical accept insurance?
Yes, Nao Medical accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. We also offer affordable self-pay options for patients without insurance.
How can I book an appointment with Nao Medical?
Booking an appointment with Nao Medical is easy. We offer flexible scheduling options, including same-day and next-day appointments. With Nao Medical, you can get the care you need to manage your sexual health and prevent the spread of STDs. Don’t wait to get tested and treated for genital warts. Book an appointment today.