Most patients with HPV do not experience symptoms and signs of genital warts (condyloma). Others have warts that are so tiny they are difficult to identify. These warts are flesh-colored bumps or they can appear like the top of cauliflower.
In women, warts can be detected in the vagina, anus or cervix. It can also be found on the skin outside the vagina or anus. In males, symptoms of genital warts can develop on the penis, scrotum, thighs or inside/outside of the anus.
Some patients with HPV may notice symptoms of genital warts on other parts of the body. These places include the lips, mouth, tongue and throat.
While the bumps are the most common symptoms and signs genital warts, these other symptoms may indicate HPV:
- Abnormally increased vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
- Increased dampness in the genital area
If you detect warts or these other symptoms of genital warts, schedule a screening appointment immediately before engaging in sexual intercourse.