genital warts

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

Genital warts are a common infection that is most often transmitted through sexual contact with someone who is infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Genital warts can appear alone or in groups. They most often appear in the genital region of men and women.

Though not usually painful, genital warts have the potential for other complications. Research has shown a link between HPV infection and the occurrence of cervical cancer, as well as anal cancer. 


Genital warts appear as small, roundish, bumpy and rough growths. In men, they appear most often on the tip or shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, and in or on the anus. Women may discover genital warts on the vulva, the vaginal walls, between the anus and the vagina, the anus and the cervix. Genital warts may also be transmitted into or around the mouth.

Other symptoms of genital warts include bleeding during intercourse and/or itching in the genital area.

Could this be what you have?

Without vaccination, at least 50 percent of all sexually active people will become infected with HPV in their lifetime. There are several circumstances that can increase the chances of contracting genital warts, including:

Unprotected intercourse with multiple partners
Intercourse with someone who is infected with HPV
Initiating sexual activity at a relatively young age

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Genital Warts can be treated using a variety of techniques, some of which include:

Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)

Electrocautery, which burns off the lesions

Prescription Medications

Occasionally further treatment must be sought by additional specialists