How do people get genital warts?

by Rachel on August 15, 2011

How exactly do people get genital warts? I’m 17 and i’ve never had sex but i have a damn wart on my penis. It doesn’t itch or anything but it kinda hurts when i touch it. Also its not discolored or anything its the same color as my skin. Is it a genital wart? How do i get rid of it?

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**j3nny** August 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm

by having un protected sex Genital warts are mainly spread through sexual contact.

In rare cases both adults and children are infected indirectly, for instance through the use of an infected towel. Babies can also be infected during delivery. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted condition caused by the human papilloma virus . Genital warts can be flat with stalks, or cauliflower-like, and are most often seen on the genitals or the area around the rectum.

HPV can be divided into several sub-categories. Some types are more resistant to treatment than others, and some are associated with the early stages of cancer in the genitals. Laser Surgery: Usually reserved for very tough to treat and extensive warts, this method uses lasers—intense beams of light. The downside to this treatment is it is prohibitively expensive.

As mentioned, genital warts cannot really be totally removed, as the virus will always be there, potentially causing a recurrence. The best way to get rid of genital warts, therefore, is to prevent yourself from getting it in the first place.

If you can, abstain from sex as much as possible. Keep in mind that HPV—the virus that causes genital warts—is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. As such, every time you engage in any sexual activity with anyone, you risk a 7% chance of HPV infection.
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Pamela Carrington August 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

i think it is not a wart ! ;)

you are young and more likely it is a fat gland which is popular in your age! :)

BUT the fact remains that you need to go to see doctor anyway to be sure!

anyway read this source to know something more about genital warts!
it is for your future life! good luck! :)

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