Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be unsightly, uncomfortable, and even painful. If you are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment right away. At Nao Medical, we offer a range of effective removal techniques to help you get rid of them quickly and safely.
What are genital warts?
Genital warts are small, flesh-colored bumps that can appear on the skin of the genital area, anus, or throat. They are caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are spread through sexual contact. They can be difficult to detect, as they may not cause any symptoms at first. However, over time they can grow in size and number, and may cause itching, burning, or bleeding.
How are genital warts diagnosed?
If you suspect that you have genital warts, it’s important to see a healthcare provider right away. They can perform a physical exam and may take a sample of the affected area to test for HPV. In some cases, a biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
What are the treatment options for genital warts?
At Nao Medical, we offer several effective removal techniques, including:
- Cryotherapy: This technique uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the warts.
- Electrosurgery: This technique uses an electric current to remove the warts.
- Topical medications: Prescription creams or ointments can be applied directly to the warts to help them shrink and eventually disappear.
Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine which treatment option is best for your individual needs. In some cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to completely remove the warts.
How can you prevent genital warts?
The best way to prevent this STI is to practice safe sex. This includes using condoms consistently and correctly, limiting your number of sexual partners, and getting vaccinated against HPV. It’s also important to have regular check-ups with your healthcare provider and to get tested for STDs on a regular basis.
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If you are experiencing symptoms of genital warts, don’t wait to seek treatment. At Nao Medical, we offer high-quality, affordable care for communities, including preventive care, women’s health, and mental health services. We are committed to leveraging innovative technology to keep our patients healthy, and offer telemedicine and after-hours services for your convenience. Book an appointment today to learn more.<h