Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? Genital warts are a type of sexually transmitted disease STD. The disease causes warts small bumps or growth to form in and around the genitals and rectum. Certain types of human papillomavirus HPV cause genital warts.
Many individuals worry about STDs , such as chlamydia or herpes. Genital warts appear as growths or bumps that are flesh-colored or whitish. They may be small or large, raised or flat, and appear singly or in groups. While genital warts generally do not cause such symptoms as itching or pain, many people find them embarrassing, and they can be spread from person to person.
Genital warts are bumps that develop on or around the genitals. It affects 79 million Americans. Genital warts can be flat or raised, single or multiple, and flesh-colored or whitish. When several warts develop close together, they can take on a cauliflower-like appearance.
Genital warts condylomata acuminata or anogenital warts are the most common sexually transmitted disease STD and a symptom of human papillomavirus HPV infection — a very common and highly contagious skin infection. Although HPV comes in over different types, 90 percent of all cases of genital warts are caused by strains 6 and Even if they are unaware of its presence, most sexually active people will contract HPV at some point during their lifetime.