Health

Genital warts caused by unprotected sex


HanoiIn the past two weeks, the doctor of the Southern Studies Center, Viet Duc Friendship Hospital has continuously treated 6 cases of genital warts from 14 to 50 years old.

On the morning of August 30, Doctor Nguyen Duy Khanh, Center for Southern Studies, said that two days ago, the unit received a 46-year-old patient, in Vinh Phuc, with anal warts. The reason is that the patient has unprotected sex.

“Through clinical examination, we discovered that the patient had warts around the entire anogenital area, the HPV test was positive. The team had cut the wart around the anus, and the patient’s health is stable.” Dr. Khanh said.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang, Director of the Center for Andrology, anal warts are one of the most dangerous lesions. Damage caused by HPV can lead to cancers of the oropharynx, anus, cervix, and penis. Currently, the disease has no specific treatment, but if detected and treated early, it will limit complications as well as the risk of recurrence.

Viet Duc doctors treat a male patient with genital warts. Image: Hospital provides

The disease is spread mainly through unprotected sex. However, this virus can also be transmitted through a number of indirect contact routes such as toothbrushes, razors, clothes… These items leave behind the pus secretions of sick people and ordinary people who use them. indirectly transmit the disease.

Genital warts usually present as small, discolored or gray bumps on the genitals. Patients may also have multiple small, closely spaced pimples shaped like cauliflower.

When infected with genital warts, the patient experiences genital itching and discomfort. Some people even bleed during sex. It usually develops in the vulva, vaginal wall, area around the genitals, anus, and cervix. Genital warts in men are often found on the head or trunk of the penis, testicles or anus. Doctors recommend that people get vaccinated with HPV vaccine before having sex to prevent dangerous strains of HPV such as type 16, 18. In addition, having sex using a condom helps prevent the spread of HPV, HIV, hepatitis B, C, syphilis…

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