Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, that affect majority of sexually active population at some point in their lives. Genital warts occur in moist tissues of genital area, and they look like flesh-colored, small bumps. They are usually too small to be visible, but sometimes they have cauliflower-like appearance.
Genital warts are not cancerous or dangerous; however, they are usually a sign of infection. Certain strains of genital HPV can cause genital warts, and vaccines can help in providing protection against genital HPV.
For consultation regarding genital warts or any other dermatological issues, contact Al Hilal Hospital, Department of Dermatology and Cosmetology today and get an appointment with the best dermatologist and cosmetologist in Bahrain.
Our representatives are available on WhatsApp helpline, in Al Hilal Manama, Salmabad, Riffa and Muharraq branches, for your convenience. We also offer exclusive packages and privilege cards for additional benefits- to provide affordable yet exceptional healthcare services to all our patients.
Genital Warts Symptoms
Genital warts in women can grow on vulva, area between external genitals and anus, walls of vagina, cervix, and the anal canal. Genital warts men, they usually occur on the shaft or tip of penis, anus, or scrotum.
Following are genital warts symptoms in men and women:
Genital Warts Men/ Female Genital Warts Symptoms
Male and female genital warts symptoms are the same, and they usually include:
- Flesh-colored, small, pink, or brown swelling in genital area.
- Cauliflower shape wart, formed by several warts growing close together.
- Itching in genital area.
- Bleeding during intercourse.
- Burning sensation.
Usually, warts begin as soft and tiny growths that cannot be seen or felt. Sometimes, they form clusters and become very large or take stalk-like appearance.
If you have one or more symptoms of genital warts mentioned above contact Al Hilal Hospital Bahrain, Department of dermatology and cosmetology and get consultation with an expert dermatologist. Our representatives are also available on WhatsApp helpline, in Al Hilal Manama, Salmabad, Riffa and Muharraq branches.
Genital Warts vs Skin Tags
Genital skin tags are often mistaken for genital warts, as both are unwanted growths on the genitals. Genital warts are rough, flat, or slightly raised and usually appear in clusters. On the other hand, skin tags are smooth, hanging from skin and generally appear one at a time.
The most essential genital warts vs skin tag difference is that genital warts are highly contagious (sexually transmitted infection) while skin tags are not contagious.
Genital Warts Treatment
Genital warts should always be treated, even if they are not causing any discomfort or irritation. Moreover, if there is pain, burning, itching or concern about spreading the virus, consult an expert dermatologist immediately for suitable treatment option.
Following are the commonly used genital wart treatment methods:
- Imiquimod- used to boost the immune system and fight genital warts.
- Podofilox and podophyllin- destroys the genital wart tissues and is usually applied by the doctor.
- Trichloroacetic acid- chemical treatment to burn genital warts and can also be used to treat internal warts.
- Sinecatechins- genital warts removal cream used for external genital warts and those around the anal canal.
While all the above are prescription medicines specially for genital warts removal, over-the-counter warts removal creams should never be used- as they might not be suitable for genital area.
If genital warts removal creams do not work, the doctor might suggest surgical removal of large warts. The commonly used surgical options for genital wart removal include:
- Cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen)- it creates a blister around the wart, and when the skin heals, the lesions wear off and new skin appears.
- Electrocautery- use of electric current for genital wart removal.
- Surgical excision- the doctor would cut off wart using special tools.
- Laser treatment- an extensive beam of light is used for treating tough and stubborn genital warts.
Al Hilal Hospital Bahrain, Department of Dermatology
For diagnosis and treatment of genital warts, or any other skin-related disease, consult an expert dermatologist/ cosmetologist at the earliest. At Al Hilal Hospital, Department of Dermatology and Cosmetology, we have highly qualified and experienced doctors, modern equipment, and state-of-the-art laboratories, to provide early detection and treatment options for all the patients.
Contact Al Hilal Hospital, and get consultation with the best dermatologist and cosmetologist in Bahrain for genital warts as well as other dermatological problems. For your convenience, our representatives are available on WhatsApp helpline, in Al Hilal Manama, Salmabad, Riffa and Muharraq branches. We also offer exclusive packages and privilege cards for additional benefits, to provide affordable yet exceptional healthcare services to all our patients.