Genital Warts / HPV
Not necessarily the easiest thing to discuss, genital warts is fairly common condition among those who are sexually active. Approximately 20 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from this condition.
It is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus (HPV); the more significant problem is that some HPV strains can eventually lead to cervical cancer. It is extremely important to consult with dermatologist to properly assess your condition and get the treatment you need.
What to Look for When Dealing with Genital Warts
We understand that dealing with genital warts can be difficult, that is why we always ensure the utmost discretion during your treatments. Usually recognizable by their brown or pink bumpy-like appearance, the warts tend to appear in the genital area or sometimes near the anus. Your course of treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and the specific type of warts that you may be experiencing. As genital warts are extremely contagious it is very important to contact a dermatologist as soon as you spot what you may think is a lesion.
What are the Most Common Genital Wart Treatments?
There are numerous options for the treatment of genital warts. We urge you to come in for a consultation to determine what would be the best course of action for you. Treatment options include:
- Cryotherapy or cryosurgery, which freezes and destroys the HPV virus.
- Prescription creams, such as Imiquimod, Aldara, Zyclara and Veregen
- A physician dispensed application of the anti-mitotic liquid Podophyllin, which is washed off in the office.
- An application of TCA acid.
Seeking Treatment for Genital Warts
You don’t have to live with this condition. Genital warts are treatable and we can certainly help. All genital wart examinations are done with the utmost discretion. At the time of booking your appointment, let the patient coordinator know if you would feel more comfortable with a male or female physician and we will make sure to pair you with your desired provider.