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Genital Warts

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that results in genital warts (HPV). Small, flesh-colored or gray bumps, including those on the penis, scrotum, vulva, and anus, can develop on or around the genital region. Skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity is a major source of the transmission of genital warts, which are contagious. They are normally painless and may not even manifest any symptoms; however, they occasionally may itch, burn, or feel uncomfortable. The size, location, and quantity of genital warts as well as the patient's general health and medical background will all determine the course of treatment. Treatment choices include: Creams and ointments: Warts may be treated with prescription-strength creams or ointments to help shrink their...

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