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Other Names:
Condylomata Acuminata, Penile Warts, Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, Venereal Wart, Condyloma
Genital Warts


A viral skin disease characterized by a soft wart-like growth on the genitals. In adults, the disorder is considered a sexually-transmitted disease.

  • The genital warts are flat or raised, rough, pink or red flesh-colored tumors that may occur singly or in clusters. If untreated, warts around the anus and vulva may rapidly enlarge, taking on a cauliflower-like appearance.
  • Keeping the infected area dry may be a problem because the warts are usually damp.
  • Sometimes they may be only 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter. In other situations, the warts may multiply into clusters.
  • Itching or burning in your genital area is a characteristic symptom of genital warts.
Genital Warts