Male genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be painful and uncomfortable and may cause embarrassment or shame. If you have warts and suspect they are genital warts, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. At Nao Medical, we provide comprehensive care for male genital warts, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
What are the symptoms of male genital warts?
Genital warts are characterized by small, fleshy growths on the genitals or anus. They may appear as a single wart or a cluster of warts and can be pink, red, or gray in color. Other symptoms of genital warts may include:
- Itching or burning in the affected area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Bleeding during intercourse
- Discharge from the penis or anus
What causes male genital warts?
Male genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through sexual contact. There are many different strains of HPV, some of which can cause genital warts. Genital warts can also be spread from one area of the body to another through skin-to-skin contact.
How are male genital warts treated?
At Nao Medical, we offer a range of treatment options for male genital warts. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend:
- Topical medications, such as imiquimod or podophyllin
- Cryotherapy, which involves freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen
- Surgical removal of the warts
In addition to treatment, we also offer preventive care and health education to help you avoid future infections. This may include vaccinations against HPV, safe sex practices, and regular testing for STIs.
Why choose Nao Medical?
At Nao Medical, we are committed to providing high-quality, affordable care for communities in NYC, especially in lower-income areas. Our focus on preventive care and whole body health sets us apart from traditional urgent care chains, and our telemedicine and after-hours services make it easy to get care when and how you need it. We accept most insurances and offer transparent pricing, so you can get the care you need without breaking the bank.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to prevent male genital warts?
The best way to prevent genital warts is to practice safe sex, including using condoms and getting vaccinated against HPV. Regular testing for STIs can also help detect and treat infections early.Is there a cure for male genital warts?
While there is no cure for HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, treatment can help manage symptoms and reduce the risk of transmission. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the infection.
Can I still have sex if I have genital warts?
If you have genital warts, it’s important to avoid sexual contact until the warts have cleared up. Using condoms can also help reduce the risk of transmission, but it’s important to remember that condoms may not cover all areas of the genitals where warts can occur.
Do I need to tell my partner if I have genital warts?
It’s important to inform any sexual partners if you have genital warts so they can get tested and seek treatment if necessary. Open communication is key to preventing the spread of STIs and maintaining a healthy sexual relationship.
Book an Appointment with Nao Medical Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of male genital warts or have questions about your sexual health, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with Nao Medical today. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are here to provide the support and care you need to stay healthy and happy. Visit our website to book an appointment or learn more about our services.
Remember, taking care of your sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being. Don’t let embarrassment or shame prevent you from seeking the care you need. At Nao Medical, we are here to support you every step of the way.