Genital warts are very common appearance near millions of cases is recorded in US every year. But it seems like lots of misunderstanding appear when it comes that subject, stay still we have 7 genital wart revelations which can help you to maintain the health in that area.
- They Can Show Up Years Later
According to Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine genital warts can appear even weeks or months after you were infected, and sometimes is possible even years after. Another bad news is that even if you do not wear the virus, the warts can still reappear in the future, regardless to the point that you have treated them with prescribed cream.
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- They’re Not Always Easy to Detect
No matter good you are inn observing new or strange thing on your body, genital warts can be sometimes difficult to spot. hey can come in different shapes and sizes (most are flesh-colored bumps or look similar to cauliflower), and some are so small they’re not visible to the eye. The best thing you can do is bring up any changes to your doc: “If you’re not sure if it’s a skin tag, pimple, or something else, get it checked out,” says Minkin.
- Pregnant Women Need to Be Extra Careful
In cases with pregnant women who should be even more careful is because the fact that warts can grow faster in this condition due to the tamped- down immune system. The safest mode for removal would be with freezing in order to avoid some pregnancy complications. But during the birth they can be transferred to the baby.
- Condoms Aren’t Guaranteed Protection
“Warts can live in places like the anus, scrotum, or vulva, and condoms only cover so much of the genitals,” says Minkin. That point out every kind of contact down there with an infected person puts you at risk. It doesn’t mean that only with sexual relation you will receive the infection.
(You should still use condoms since they can lower your STD risk, but know it’s not a bulletproof protector when it comes to warts.)
- The HPV Vaccine Helps Prevent Them
Yes the Vaccine can protect you from both HPV types- six and eleven, but keep in mind that the vaccines are only for woman up to age 26.
- Smoking Can Trigger Warts
A reason plus why you should avoid smoking cigarettes. According to researches smokers has 23C% more chances to get genital warts than the non-smokers. As well and Minkin says: “Smoking suppresses the immune system so you’re not able to fight off the infection as well as someone who doesn’t smoke,”
- They Can Show Up In Other Places (Like Your Throat)
Source: Rel Facts