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What are the symptoms of genital warts and human papillomavirus (HPV)?

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Like many STDs, HPV does not always have visible symptoms. But when symptoms happen, they may include warts around the genital area. In women, warts can develop on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the cervix, or around the anus. In men, they may be seen on the tip of the penis, the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, or around the anus. Genital warts also can develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sex with an infected person.

From: Genital Warts and HPV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

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