Warts formed on the skin of genital areas are known as Genital warts. They are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the same virus that is responsible for warts on other body areas. Genital warts are categorized as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) because they are transmitted through sexual intercourse. Both men and women are prone to this disease as genital warts can develop near the vagina, penis, cervix, vulva, and rectum.
Genital warts removal treatment is introduced to treat such warts so that you can get rid of them. It is necessary to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for genital warts. But it is only possible when you consult with a dermatologist instead of feeling embarrassed by these growths in your private areas.
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What are the symptoms?
You will see genital warts appearing on the moist surfaces normally at the vaginal and rectum entrance among women. However, they can appear anywhere in the genital area among both men and women. Genital warts appear to be tiny, flat, and flesh-colored bumps, 1 to 2 mm in diameter. Sometimes, they also appear in clusters that are quite large and sometimes they are so small that you can’t see them with the naked eye. Genital warts can cause itching, burning, tenderness or pain.
How to diagnose?
Before diagnosing, a dermatologist will get to know about your medical history and sexual habits. He/she will also examine you physically for evidence of genital warts. As the appearance of genital warts is very characteristic therefore the diagnosis does not require any testing.
Still, there are some tests used to diagnose genital warts which include;
Anoscopy: In this diagnostic test, anoscope is inserted into the anus to see warts beyond the skin.
Tissue Biopsy: In this test, a small piece of tissue is removed from the affected skin and is examined in the lab.
Colposcopy: It involves the use of a Colposcope to inspect warts in the vagina or the cervix.
Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear Test: Also known as the Pap test, it involves opening the vaginal canal with the help of a speculum to collect cells for examination.
Genital Warts Removal Techniques
There are many ways to treat genital warts and only a dermatologist can recommend you the most suitable one according to your case. A dermatologist can opt for the following techniques for Genital warts removal in Dubai;
- Cryosurgery – In this procedure, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze off warts.
- Excision – The warts are surgically removed.
- Electrocautery – Genital warts are destroyed with the help of an electric current.
- Laser treatment – A laser light destroys warts.
Laser Genital Warts Removal
Out of all the other techniques used for genital warts removal in Dubai, laser treatment is the most efficient one. A laser can destroy genital warts completely and the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. Local or general anesthesia is used for the procedure depending on the number of warts to be removed or the size of the targeted area.
Laser treatment for genital warts removal is preferred among women during pregnancy because it is safe. Similarly, if medicines have failed to work and warts are spreading then doctors opt for laser genital warts removal.
Laser Genital Warts Removal Recovery
The recovery phase of the laser treatment depends on the number of warts to be removed. In general, it takes almost 2 to 4 weeks to heal after the genital warts removal Dubai. You can experience the following conditions after the laser treatment;
- Bleeding (that can last longer than 1 week)
- Bad smell
- Yellow discharge
Consult with your surgeon immediately if you experience any of these conditions after getting the procedure.
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