Do you think you might have genital warts? There are a number of ways you can determine for yourself if you think you might have them.
If you have had sex or oral sex with someone with HPV, then there is a 2/3rds chance that you will develop HPV between 3 weeks and 4 months. A doctor will definitely be able to tell you if you have the virus and what form of it you have. But if you are trying to figure some of this out on your own first, then this article is for you.
First off you need to know that all the pictures on the Internet are mostly of advanced and severe cases of this ailment and do not start out this way for anyone. Genital (or venereal) warts begin as flat, so they may be hard to notice in the beginning. Over time, they turn into cauliflower like growths. There presence are in the areas of the penis, thighs, perineum or anal area, and on areas known as the 'mons pubis'. This is the area where the pubic hair grows. They can also be found on the lips and tongue. In women, they can also grow on the inside of the vaginal walls and in some cases on the cervix.
Doctors sometimes do a procedure called the 'acid test' This is when vinegar is put on the suspected areas to see if the area turns white. This is not a for sure method but it will help direct you if you have genital warts of not.
Now that we have covered what are genital warts, here are some things that are NOT genital warts but are often confused with HPV.
1) Penile Papules
These are tiny rings that go around the rim of the penis head. They have a smooth shape and typically appear in a row around the penis. Many assume these are genital warts and they are wrong.
These are very small papules typically blue or bluish red. These can be found around the genitals as well as the lower abdomen and inner thigh. These are harmless and don't require any treatment but are unsightly and often confused with genital warts
Many confuse common pimples for genital warts. Pimples are a very common skin condition in almost everyone and are in no way related to HPV.
HPV, the virus responsible for genital warts, never contributes to pimples or any of the other imposters described here. It is also important to realize that HPV is highly contagious during sexual contact with someone who has HPV. If genital warts are visible, then they are more contagious, but it is still possible to pass on the virus with no symptoms. Approximately 30% of everyone who has the virus that causes genital warts never get symptoms and never know that have the virus. But please keep in mind the time frame of three weeks to four months following sexual contact is the typical timeframe to begin seeing symptoms of this virus. The quicker treatment is applied the more likely these symptoms can be suppressed successfully.
So, do you still think that you have genital warts? The only way to be really sure is to go to a doctor. There are treatments available that will help you clear this up. There are also over the counter remedies that have helped people for years.
Personally I've tried many things and I've gotten results with a homeopathic remedy called Wartrol. Sometimes they offer a free bottle with an order and they offer a money back guarantee.
I hope you found my article useful and I hope you many healthy years ahead in love and in life!Pimple On Lip