Genital Warts is soft growth of tissues that arises in genital parts. It is also one of the sexually transmitted infections which are caused by specific strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). This results in pain, discomfort and itching.
The symptoms of genital warts are vaginal discharge, itching, bleeding and burning sensation. In case if genital warts spreads and enlarge than it may cause a lot of pain to the patient. Around 90% of genital warts are caused by HPV 6 or HPV 11. Since it is transmitted from skin to skin hence it is referred as sexually transmitted disease.
Genital Warts causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The incidence and Prevalence of this disease is varying among different populations. It is reported that, in Canada, Genital Warts affects 1-7% of the total population. This disease mainly affects the age group of 15-30 years.