Understanding Genital Warts -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Genital Warts?

The symptoms of genital warts include:

  • Painless, flesh-colored or grayish-white growths on the outside or inside of the vagina or cervix or around the anus, thigh, scrotum, or penis that may develop a cauliflower-like appearance and involve more than one area.
  • Itchiness or mild soreness in the genital area.

It’s important to keep in mind there could be no symptoms at all.

Call Your Doctor About Genital Warts If:

You develop any of these symptoms or a sexual partner has been diagnosed with genital warts or thinks he or she has them. They are contagious and may require medical treatment.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on March 30, 2019

Sources

SOURCES:

FDA news release: "FDA Approves New Indication for Gardasil to Prevent Genital Warts in Men and Boys."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts."

CDC: "Genital Warts."

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