It may be hard to believe but the percentage of people who have genital warts is climbing every day and some put it at around eighty percent of the population. That’s because there are many sexually active people around, and not everyone is monogamous.
That’s no sin these days. And the condition of having genital warts is very easy to contract. In fact it can happen after just one incident of unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who has the condition. Still it’s very disturbing to find out you’re one of them. It’s natural to panic at first.
People sometimes get overly upset about finding they have genital warts, feeling that they’re tainted and worried as if death is immanent. Others will try to ignore the condition, thinking that they can go on forever without this condition being treated. Either response is definitely a problematic reaction. The fact is that the truth lies somewhere in between.
You can’t be too anxious or too relaxed about this condition. Death is not around the corner, but this is a serious condition that deserves immediate attention. If you see a wart or warts on your own or your partner’s genitals, you must seek out the help of a physician.
This is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the HPV virus. It has to be looked at as soon as you find it or you will be passing it back and forth forever and some of the symptoms will get worse. When you go to the doctor, there will have to be an examination first.
You may feel a bit embarrassed to have your private parts examined this way and for this reason, but you shouldn’t be. Doctors are quite familiar with what goes on, and they need to be able to see what’s going on first hand. After there’s an examination and a diagnosis, the doctor will prescribe a treatment.
You may be given a variety of treatments to choose from in order to remove the warts. Some will be quite pricey and others may seem intrusive and embarrassing, but there’ll be some justification for each of them and you should read up and decide wisely.
In any event something should be done to take care of this STD so that you can be more at peace with yourself. You may not be able to cure the HPV virus, at least not right away, but taking care of the symptoms, which are the warts, is the first step.
That will assure you that you’re taking the correct steps to health and well-being. You’ll be given guidelines for taking care of yourself after that so that you know how to avoid any recurring symptoms and take care of any that arise.