Penile warts

man examines warts on the penis

Warts are no longer a mysterious and incomprehensible thing for a long time. Now it has become commonplace, everyone knows about them and everyone knows that they can be treated. However, these expressions are very generalized, because there are many varieties. The causes may be different. Next, we will look at warts on the penis.

Such warts are also called genital warts and genital warts. It usually occurs on the head of the penis and on the foreskin. During sexual intercourse with a person infected with the papilloma virus, warts form on the head of the penis as a result of infection.

In general, warts are not a serious medical problem, but can be treated. But it is possible if you consult a doctor in time and follow all the recommendations. If a diagnosis is not made in time and treatment is not started, warts can spread throughout the body, affect the internal organs and, in the worst case, can lead to the appearance and development of malignant tumors.

Therefore, in any case, firstly, you should not assess the severity of warts, and secondly, you should not treat yourself. Remember that only a specialist can correctly diagnose and choose a treatment. Such warts can be both pathogenic and harmless. Who can tell them apart without a doctor?

Penile warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It is mostly transmitted through unprotected sex. However, there are cases of home infection. This virus, like others (such as the herpes virus), stays in the bloodstream throughout a person's life and can manifest itself in cases of a sharp decline in immunity. Doctors consider genital warts to be the most dangerous known because they increase the risk of cancer. In this case, these warts are removed.

If such a wart is found to be caused by an infection during sexual intercourse in men, it is worth a thorough examination, including the presence of HIV infection in the blood. If the latter is still found, it is important to go to the clinic for treatment. It is also important to inform your sexual partner that you may be a carrier of this type of virus.

Externally, genital sneezing may be different. They range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters. The shape and form are also different. They may be straight, epithelial or pointed inside. True, they are not separate, that is, it is rare when there is only one wart. They occur more frequently and are located in the penis in all groups. The presence of warts on the penis may be accompanied by itching, burning, redness.

Many doctors tend to think that it is better to remove warts, even if they are harmless. But, of course, it is impossible to make any decision without a doctor's opinion based on a series of tests and personal examination. But it is better to prevent the formation of warts.

There is prevention for this. First of all, you should follow the hygiene of the genitals and avoid casual sex. Second, if any inflammatory process is observed, it should be eliminated in time to prevent complications. Third, if a virus is found in a regular sexual partner, it should be treated, examined, and treated if necessary.

Treatment of warts on the penis

As mentioned above, treatment is prescribed only by a doctor on a case-by-case basis. In addition, it has been mentioned above that it is not possible to get rid of human papillomavirus. The warts disappear and the patient recovers, but the virus still remains in the blood. Nor can it be passed on to other partners in the process of intimate relationships. Symptoms may reappear if immunity is reduced. All methods used today eliminate symptoms in approximately the same way and reduce the risk of relapse at the same level.

A doctor's appointment directly depends on the type of wart. For example, if you understand that the wart is practically harmless, its usual removal is prescribed (to restore a more aesthetically healthy appearance), and if more serious types are found, the methods are completely different. Consider the treatment of the most dangerous type - genital herpes. Treatment is carried out using various procedures.

The most commonly used method to remove any warts is cryogenic extraction with liquid nitrogen. Creates low temperature conditions that affect warts. The main advantage of this method is that there is no need for painkillers, and the subsequent scarring is rare.

It is recommended to start treatment of genital herpes with laser therapy. Produced by laser, they remove warts. In this case, you need anesthesia and scars may remain. Immediately after removal, a virus suspension is sprayed into the air, so medical personnel performing this procedure must wear a mask. The room (office) should have a well-functioning hood and should be disinfected regularly.

The method of electrocoagulation is the same. Consists of the effects of high temperature warts. It also needs tools to keep the patient from feeling pain. Wounds and scars may also remain. Healthcare workers must also be protected and the environment must be such that other patients, doctors and nurses themselves are not infected.

Of the medicinal products, the most commonly prescribed drug is an extract of plants belonging to the genus Podophyllum. It is usually prescribed for application every 12 hours, twice a day with a specially designed applicator. You should apply the product for three days in a row, then take a break at 4-7. It is treated again for 3 days. These stages are repeated gradually until the warts disappear. However, doctors do not recommend using this drug for more than 5 months.

Relapses after treatment are 30%. Some doctors prescribe immune drugs to patients to prevent them, but their effectiveness in this situation has not been proven.

There are many medications and methods. In any case, it is important to use them only with a doctor's prescription, otherwise you can make your condition much worse. If prescribing medication, you should carefully read the instructions, contraindications and clearly follow their dosage and compliance with all regulations.

Modern medicine is still in its infancy, so drugs and vaccines are being developed to help many people get rid of HPV. However, these developments are only at an early stage. However, it is quite possible to hope that in 10 years the problem of human papilloma virus will be completely solved.