HPV Warts - What are they?

The HPV virus is pretty common and well known throughout the world. The full name of HPV is human papillovirus. It is classed as a sexually transmitted disease. It is an effective virus that does not require sexual intercourse to transport itself from one body to another, mere skin to skin contact is sufficient for this little bastard to find a new victim. Without doubt one of the most sneaky STD's out there, it does not have significant symptoms, and therefore the carrier does not have to notice at all that he/she is infected! It's not surprising therefore that the virus spreads quite rapidly and is very common. Proper education of the general public about the risks of HPV can reduce its spread.


Now, there are certain types of HPV that do actually show a clear sign of infection - they are called HPV warts and aren't pretty friendly beings. The warts develop inside the vagina of females, making it quite hard to detect. Men will find the HPV warts on their penis, their penis area or around the anus. Some research has indicated that the HPV warts could develop in the mouth area, though this is not common at all, and could be related to other medical issues.

People with HPV warts will find pinkish or reddish swellings on their body. They can be quite itchy though pain is not normally associated with them. A more serious effect of the warts are that if untreated they could keep growing and possibly block areas such as the vagina, which would make going to the toilet a very unpleasant experience. There is no set size for the HPV wart, they come in all sizes from small to rather large. If they are located in areas where clothing scratches the skin's surface bleeding may occur, and some related pain.

Hopefully the description above convinced you to get a check if you encounter any of these symptoms at all. HPV warts can be treated effectively. A complete stop of sexual intercourse is necessary while the infected person is treated. We can't stress that last line enough! If you keep having sex you will spread the virus, causing more people problems.

Your doctor will be able to inform you about the different methods of treatment. If you don't wait too long with seeking medical advice there is a good chance that the treatment will be a lot less uncomfortable than when you wait too long.