Male Genital Warts

male genital warts

Male genital warts usually occur in small clusters in the genital area, typically at the head of the penis. If left untreated, they can grow into larger clusters, causing acute embarrassment. Genital warts in men can affect the urethra, penis, scrotum and rectal area. Although genital warts are generally not a serious medical condition, in a few cases they can lead to cancer of the anus or penis. Genital warts are caused by strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV), contracted through sexual contact.

A recent study found that male circumcision seems to reduce the risk of genital herpes and human papilloma virus (HPV) infections, but that is probably not very helpful if the problem already exists.

The main symptom of genital warts is the appearance of raised, flesh-colored lesions or cauliflower-like growths on the genitals, around the anus, or on the surrounding skin.

Another genital warts symptom is an increased dampness or moisture in the area of these growths (genital warts zone). Genital warts are painless, but they can be very disturbing because of their location and size, and because one of the genital warts symptoms is pruritus (itchiness of the penis, scrotum, or anal area).

Male genital warts are very common among sexually active men. It is clear from the statistics that more sexual partners people have, the greater the chance of them getting genital warts. It is estimated that there is a 60% chance of contracting HPV after only one sexual episode with a carrier. Although it may appear that there was no transmission of the infection, symptoms may not appear for between 3 weeks and six months - sometimes even longer.

Even the warts themselves can be difficult to see: sometimes they are sub-clinical (there are no visible genital warts symptoms), and sometimes they are hidden by hair or by the uncircumcised foreskin.

Genital warts in general are different to most other warts, because they are generally soft and scaly. And male genital warts can have many different appearances. The growths can be small or large and they can appear on or around the penis and in the rectal area.

Treatment for male genital warts

There are many over the counter treatments available for male HPV infections. These include topical creams, some of which are based on salicylic acid - probably not something you want in close proximity to your penis! These creams often require repeated daily applications over a period of weeks or months. They can be messy to apply, and uncomfortable in hot weather. Many sufferers prefer oral medications such as Wartrol. This can be taken safely and discreetly and is proven to be extremely effective.

But back to the warts...

If you want a reliable, safe and discreet method of treating genital warts, Wartrol is one of the very best and most thoroughly tested. It is probably the most popular product on the market, regarded as effective by over 92% of the people who use it. It provides natural and safe homeopathic relief and is registered with the FDA for the effective treating of genital warts. You can read more about it here: Male Genital Warts - an effective course of treatment.

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