What risks are there for men with genital warts?

by Rachel on August 2, 2011

It seems that in women, they can lead to cervical and anal cancer. But in men, the only problem is that they can spread it to women. Are there any other problems with men having genital warts? Thanks!

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Cris August 2, 2011 at 5:25 am

Some of the 30 or so types of HPV associated with genital cancers can lead to cancer of the anus or penis in men. Both of these cancer types are rare. In those with a healthy immune system, they are even rarer. About 1,530 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer of the penis in 2006, according to American Cancer Society estimates. About 1,910 men got a diagnosis of anal cancer.

STD Jason August 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

In women, sores can erupt in the vaginal area, external genitals, buttocks, anus or cervix. In men, sores can appear on the penis, scrotum, buttocks, anus or thighs or inside the urethra, the channel inside the penis leading to the bladder.

Genital herpes is different for each person. The signs and symptoms may recur for years. Some people experience numerous episodes each year. For many people, however, the outbreaks are less frequent as time passes. Various factors may trigger outbreaks, including stress, menstruation, immune system suppression, from medications such as steroids or chemotherapy, or due to infections, such as HIV/AIDS, illness, surgery, friction, such as that caused by vigorous sexual intercourse, fatigue.

In some cases, the infection can be active and contagious even when lesions aren’t present. If you feel that you are experiencing the symptom which looks like herpes, one to be sure to have peace in mind is to undergo STD Testing at Local STD Testing Labs. STD Testing is a way to ensure if you are positive or negative in a certain STD. The test is done confidentially and proven to be accurate and reliable.

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