Gynaecology

Genital Warts

Genital warts manifests itself in the form of fleshy, fragile growths, bumps or skin changes.

Genital warts manifests itself in the form of fleshy, fragile growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area. They range from a single wart that is small and almost unnoticeable, to clusters of multiple warts that grow together to be cauliflower-like in appearance.

What are the causes?

Genital warts are the result of a viral skin infection caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They can be spread during vaginal or anal sex and by sharing sex toys. It is very important to note that you do not need to have penetrative sex to pass on the infection as HPV is spread through skin-to skin contact.

What are the symptoms?

  • Growths around the genital or anal area that multiply very quickly
  • Itchiness and burning sensation
  • Bleeding of the urethra, vagina or anus

If you have them, it is important that you receive treatment and inform any sexual partners immediately so that they too can arrange a gynaecological checkup.

How are they treated?

We offer several treatments for genital warts including chemical topical application, electric cautery, cryo-cautery, and surgical removal. The exact treatment recommended will depend on the location and size of the warts.

Abstain from any forms of sexual contact and activity during the treatment period.

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