Genital Warts

Genital warts are skin growths seen in the genital organs of people infected with certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. The growths look darker, look like a cauliflower, and can feel bumpy to touch.

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Can the small bumps on my penis without any symptoms be genital warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed two small bumps on my penis shaft. I do not have any other symptoms. Are these bumps genital warts? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I am not very sure to diagnose it as warts in your case. Generally, genital warts could appear as small bumps with the same color as surrounding s...  Read Full »

Can a genital skin tag be an HPV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a skin tag, and I am not sure of what it is. The skin tag is not itchy or painful, but they are raised. I do not take any medications for this. I am scared about an HPV infection. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern, and I will surely help you.I have seen all the images shared by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It does not look like genital warts. As you are not experiencing itchiness and burning sensation, I guess it to be a ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a white bump next to frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a white bump next to my frenulum for a few years, and it has not gone away. Since I have not been sexually active, I guess it to be a wart. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Kindly suggest a treatment to get rid of this. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Before starting the treatment, kindly answer the following questions to help you better; 1) Is the lesion tender or painful? 2) Do you scratch or rub the lesion? ...  Read Full »

I want to know whether I have genital warts. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34 years old female. I am very confused that I have genital warts. I am totally upset and I think it is in starting stage. Please give some advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you suspect that you have genital warts, it is highly recommended to get yourself examined and get the condition treated. I advise you to meet a gynecologist or dermatologist in your locality. Get it cured by making a correct diagnosis....  Read Full »

Do genital warts look like painless skin-colored lumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin-colored, painless lump on the shaft of my penis. I noticed these before around the shaft of my penis only, and they are painless and squishy with my skin color. They do not appear darker. There are about four of these on the right side of the penis shaft. I had these prior ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These appear to be genital warts. Could you please tell me if you have any history of unprotected high-risk sexual intercourse? Any discharge from the penis? Any lump in the inguinal area? Since how long these are there? You have mentioned that the size increases...  Read Full »

Can genital warts appear above the pubic area?

Query: Hi doctor, Do genital warts appear above the pubic area? I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Genital warts over the pubic area is a common presentation of the advent and use of condoms. As condoms provide protection to the genitalia, the incidence is lower in such sites. However, the skin over the pubic area remains unprotected and can come in contact wit...  Read Full »

What are the causes of molluscum contagiosum?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know whether I have genital warts or something else. I have attached pictures. I am unsure whether it is a genital wart or molluscum. Some look brown and there is one presenting with redness and some white present in it. I have some brown ones and I thought it was birth marks. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will go through the images and I will try to rule out the cause.   Read Full »

Does genital wart indicate the chances of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I have been tested negative for HPV test (cervical swab) for high and low-risk strains of HPV. I had HPV some years ago (with warts), but after treating warts for a year, the symptoms stayed away. Now I see two tiny flesh-colored bumps near the opening of the vagina (since a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know more details. I have some questions for you. Do you have vaginal bleeding? Do you experience pain while having sex? Is the lesion pedunculated (an elongated stalk of tissue)? Do you have fever or any other systemic symptoms? Are you Vaccinated?  Read Full »

How does genital warts look like and how is it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two bumps in my genitals for two months. Do they look like warts?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the two photos attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I hope you are referring to the two small brownish lesions, which appear to be warts. Can you tell me about the symptoms, intercourse history, and partner history, if any?  Read Full »

What could be the cause for the sore on my testis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore on my testis. It is round and bulged with an indent in the middle. When I try and squeeze it, it bleeds but no pus or discharge. I did go to my general physician, and he says it might be a wart, but he is not sure. I would like to get a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The attached photograph (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) looks like a genital ulcer. There are different reasons for this. 1. It could be due to bacterial infection. 2. Due to some medications. 3. Trauma. 4. Venereal disease. There are some ...  Read Full »

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