In most cases, genital warts take a month to six months before they fully develop. Most genital warts are flesh-colored with an appearance that resembles cauliflower. Unlike other types of warts, genital warts are soft to the touch. The warts grow in little clumps and are normally painless, except for an itching sensation that might be experienced at times.
As our body naturally fights off the virus, the warts may go away with no treatment at all. However, patients may opt for treatment if the warts become too uncomfortable, hinder sexual intercourse, or are visually unappealing to the eye.
Depending on the severity of the genital warts, topical creams may be prescribed to eliminate the warts. Other treatment options consist of freezing or burning the warts, as well as, laser or surgical removal. These procedures are performed in office by one of our specialists.
After treatment, it is important to keep the area clean and to refrain from aggravating the affected area. If you continue to have any discomfort, make sure you apply ice and pressure to the affected area, in order to relieve uneasiness.