Are Genital Warts Contagious

Can I Get Genital Warts?

Are Genital Warts ContagiousYes, any individual who has sexual intercourse is at risk of contracting genital warts. This is a sexual transmitted infection that can infect both men, women, and new-born infants. In fact, last year alone medical professionals have reported over one million cases of genital warts in the United States alone.

The one most common misconceptions about genital warts is your partner can still contract he infection when you show no observable outward manifestations that indicate you have the pathogen. This is why it’s important that you have an open relationship with your partner to discuss prior to sexual activity if you are infected with genital warts.

Where Can I Get The Infection?

After contact with the infection you could show physical signs within days, or it could take up to three months.

For women you can see the physical signs on the internal or external part of the vagina as well as the cervix, and uterus. In more severe cases of genital warts the infection could spread to the anal area.

For men the warts will show along the penile shaft and head. And in more severe cases around the scrotum and anal area of the body.

For both men and women the infection could occur around the mouth, oral cavity, or even the throat. This is obviously more common for individuals who engage in oral sex.

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Pregnancy Transmitting Genital Warts

Genital warts can cause several complications during pregnancy. Women will find it difficult to urinate and the elasticity of the vaginal canal will be impaired. This could cause problems during delivery due to a blockage in the birth canal.

During birth the genital warts can be transmitted to the newborn who will show warts inside the throat. This could cause a life-threatening condition and may require surgical instances to help prevent the obstruction in the respiratory tract.