What are the symptoms of genital warts?
What to Watch For:
- Symptoms show up 1-8 months after having sex.
- Small bumps, warts on the sex organs and anus.
- The warts do not go away.
- Itching or burning around the sex organs.
- After warts go away, the virus stays in the body. The warts can come back.
How You Can Get It:
Spread during vaginal, anal, and oral sex with someone who has genital warts. Also through skin to skin contact like mutual masturbation.
Long-term Effects if Untreated:
- You can give genital warts to your sexual partner(s).
- Warts cannot be cured.
- More warts grow and are harder to get rid of.
- May lead to pre-cancerous conditions.
- May lead to vaginal or anal cancer.
Genital warts are not curable but can be treated. Surgery may be required to remove some warts.