What is Condylomata Acuminata?
Condylomata Acuminata or so called Genital Warts is a type of sexually transmitted disease that is caused by a human papillomavirus. This disease is spread through sexual contact, its either oral sex, genital or anal sex. Genital Warts are flesh colored, cauliflower in shaped that can be seen in both male and female.
This disease is considered as one of the most common sexually transmitted disease. Age group that is usually had this disease is between 17-33 years of age.
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Symptoms of Condylomata Acuminata
The warts look like flesh colored spots, looks like a cauliflower and it can be elevated or flat and it is usually painless
- It can be located at the inside of the anus or vagina
- It can be also located in outside of vagina or anus or it can be present in the nearby skin
- It can go up to the cervix inside the body
It can be located at:
Genital warts on penis
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- Groin area
- In thigh area
- It can also be located inside of the anus or
- Around the anus area
- In can also occur in other places like:
- Throat and
- Other symptoms that is related in Genital Warts are:
- There is an increased in dampness in the genital area
- There will also be an increase in vaginal discharge
- There will be also a sign of vaginal itching
- Sometimes bleeding can occur during or after sexual intercourse
- Pain especially if the wart is located at cervix and vagina
- There will be a visible tiny papules in the males penis
- There is a possible burning sensation in the genital and anal region especially if the case is already severe.
Causes of Condylomata Acuminata
- This disease is main caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Important facts about Human Papillomavirus
- It is spread through sexual contact
- It will take a year for you to notice the presence of genital wart
- Not everyone who has a direct contact with the disease can have or can be acquired by them
- You can easily get Genital warts and be able to spread them quickly if:
- You have multiple sexual partners
- You don’t have any idea that your partner is affected by a sexually transmitted disease
- You are already sexually active at an early age
- You smoke
- You take alcohol
- You have a present viral infection that weaken your immune system
- Patient history (Medical and Sexual History)
- Physical Examination to spot the signs and symptoms of having genital warts. It will include the observation of the genital area and pelvic region as well as presence of warts in mouth and tongue
- The medical professional will also do Colposcopy. It is where the doctor will used a lighted magnifying device that will be inserted in order to have a better visualization of the vagina to help the medical professional to check any signs and symptoms of having genital warts.
- The medical professional advised a woman to take a Pap smear examination. Pap smear will help medical practitioner to check for any abnormalities. The medical professional will scrape some cells that are present on the uterine cervix.
- Biopsy is also recommended where the medical professional will scrape some of the part of the wart in order to determine the exact cause of the disease.
Biopsy to diagnose Condylomata Acuminata
Treatment of Condylomata Acuminata
- Imiquimod (Aldara)
- Podophyllin and podofilox (Condylox)
- Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
- Surgical Excision in this type the medical professional will cut out the wart and the patient is in local anesthesia
- Laser Therapy is a therapy where an intensive beam of light is used to destroy the present wart
- Electrocauterization it is where the medical professionals will use electric current to destroy the wart and usually the patient is on local anesthesia.
- Ask your Doctor about the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus
- Use of protective devices such as condom
- Avoid direct contact with the virus that causes Condylomata Acuminita
The prognosis of disease depends on the attitude of the person who has it. Usually sexually active woman is the one who is affected by Human Papillomavirus and usually it goes away on its own. While most men never develop any symptoms like infection, they can still be able to pass it to their sexual partner.
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