Back to Health A to Z. Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection STI passed on by vaginal and anal sex, sharing sex toys and, rarely, by oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help. Call a sexual health clinic if you need help or advice. Only go to a clinic if you've been told to.
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You can get genital warts through vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Genital warts appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area. There is no treatment for HPV, but genital warts can be treated by your doctor. Some genital warts are so small you cannot see them.
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The patient, who denied tobacco use but admitted social alcohol use, had been in a stable homosexual relationship for the previous 16 months, and routinely performs unprotected oral sex on her partner. She presented with multiple, large, and hardened genital warts Fig. The lower lip lesion was first noticed by the patient approximately 30 days before her consultation.