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What is Genital warts?

16:42 - 6 May , 2021


They are bumps that appear in the genital area as a result of an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). In some cases, the presence of genital warts could indicate a more aggressive HPV, which, in turn, could lead to the development of certain types of cancer.

Potential risks:

Genital warts appear by some type of HPV after having sexual intercourse, usually when:

  • We have multiple sexual partners.
  • Our immune system is weak.
  • We have a viral infection at the time of contagion.

Signs and symptoms Genital warts

The most obvious manifestation is the presence of a bump, either flat or in the shape of a cauliflower, in the genital area or the oral cavity. In women, the presence of genital warts is more common in the vagina, anus, or mouth.

Sometimes, itching may appear in the area together with the presence of warts, as well as a more intense vaginal discharge.

Diagnosis and treatment Genital warts

The diagnosis will be made after a physical examination, and/or through complementary tests such as a colposcopy or HPV DNA tests. Your ABC doctor may prescribe drugs or wart removal by cauterization, surgery, or freezing.

At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that sets us apart. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America.

We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure with benefits such as:

20% of all robot surgeries performed at ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as an innovative institution with vast experience and leadership in the field for our patients’ benefit.


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