Genital warts are infections of the genital skin by human papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts may be small, flesh-colored bumps or rough, bumpy clusters. Often, the warts are too small to be visible.
Some types of genital HPV can cause genital warts, while others can cause cancer. Vaccines can help protect against certain types of genital HPV.
Genital warts are transmitted through sexual contact.
Common symptoms of genital warts include:
In most cases, your immune system kills genital HPV and you never develop warts or other signs or symptoms of the infection. Treatments can often help your body kill off the virus. At UCLA Dermatology, we recommend one or more of the following treatments:
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