Frequently Asked Questions
What should you do if you have genital warts?
Signs, symptoms, what causes it, how does it look like, and what if it bleeds
Genital warts pictures
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Genital warts on the vaginaGenital warts on the penisThese pictures are intended to give information for educational purposes and are not a replacement for medical diagnosis. If you are worried you might have an STD it is essential to seek medical advice, even if your symptoms do not look like these pictures. See more STD pictures
If symptoms do appear then the infected person may notice pinkish/white small lumps or larger cauliflower-shaped lumps on the genital area. Genital warts can appear on or around the penis, the scrotum, the thighs or the anus. In women genital warts can develop around the vulva or inside the vagina and on the cervix. If a woman has warts on her cervix, this may cause slight bleeding or, very rarely, an unusual coloured vaginal discharge. Warts may occur singly or in groups. The warts may itch, but they are usually painless. Sometimes genital warts can be difficult to spot. In severe cases, it is possible for genital warts to spread from the genitals to the area around the anus, even if anal intercourse has not occurred.
Occasionally, people can confuse skin problems caused by other STDs (such as genital herpes, syphilis or molluscum) with genital warts. Other people may become very worried because they mistake perfectly normal and non-infectious lumps and bumps for genital warts. Conditions that may be confused with genital warts include:
Pearly penile papules - small white or skin-coloured bumps that, when numerous, appear in a ring around the edge of the head of the penis. More rarely, similar papules may be found on the vulva.
Angiokeratomas - bright red or purple spots that look a little like blood blisters.
Sebaceous glands (also known as 'Fordyce spots') - hard white, yellowish or skin-coloured little bumps that may be found all over the skin of the penis and scrotum in men, and the vulva in women. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which keeps the skin healthy.
Pimples or spots - caused by blocked sebaceous glands. Pimples and spots can form just as easily around the genital area as they do on the face, and may become sore and inflamed in a similar way.
Is this vaginal Skin tags?
I have skin colored growths on the bigger side of my inner labia they are painless don't cause me any trouble whats so ever their just there i had it for awhile they are easily to move they look like flaps of skin as if it was formed by the skin most they hang of the skin of my inner labia ive been to a physician to get a pelvic exam and she didn't mention it i think they started growing when i started to get my gardasil shots my mom has a skin tag under her arm and my dad have a wart on his finger i looked at theirs and mine looks like miniature versions of my mom skin tag sometimes i wonder if its warts but it doesn't fit the description of a wart i looked at several photos of HPV and they are the opposite of mine looked up skin tags on wiki and the image they have look like the ones i have on my inner labia do i have vaginal skin tags?
Genital warts do not typically look like the pictures on the internet. Internet pictures are extreme cases.
Skin tags usually occur in areas where cloths such as a collar of a shirt rub with the neck creating frictions, chains of a necklace can cause skin tags due to the friction of the jewelry. ( I stop wearing necklaces all the time due to skin tags on my neck. Skin tags can occur where elastic of panties comes in contact with the skin folds causing the friction to produce skin tags.
I don't know what the tag is but it is important to have your doctor look at it. If you have engaged in sex then this could be a genital wart, if you have engaged in hand to genital sex then this could be a genital wart. Genital warts are rare in virgins, people who have no engaged in any sex.
The vaccine does not contain any live virus. The vaccine contains a look a- like man- made virus. You can’t acquire the virus from the vaccine.
The only way to know what this bump is will be to have the doctor look at it. They are other types of bumps that can occur on the vulva or vagina.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Skin tags typically occur in characteristic locations including the base of the neck, underarms, eyelids, groin folds, and under the breasts (especially where underwire bras rub directly beneath the breasts). Although skin tags may vary somewhat in appearance, they are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular, flesh-colored or slightly more brown, and hang from the skin by a small stalk. Early or beginning skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinhead-sized bump around the neck. While most tags typically are small (2-5 mm in diameter) at approximately one-third to one-half the size of a pinky fingernail, some skin tags may become as large as a big grape (1 cm in diameter) or a fig (5 cm in diameter).
Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or penis area. In other cases they look like small stalks. In women they occur on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus), or around (or inside
The wart on your fathers hand is HPV but it is not a genital HPV type.
Personal experience 3 years ago I had growth that was on a little stalk protruding from the underarm area. It was just under my arm pit when I asked the dermatologist to send it to the lab it was a wart not a skin tag. It was not a genital wart but it was a wart. Genital warts tend to stay in the genital area.. Two years before I had a reddish/brown Flat lesion of the vulva I asked my GYN to look at she said it was a hematoma …my dermatologist recommended that it be removed immediately sent the lesion to the lab for more information and it a was a high risk lesion due to HPV diagnosis as carcinoma in situ.
When I was first diagnosed with high risk HPV types of the vaginal cuff, my partner when to a dermatologist to see if he has warts he had one little stalk like protrusion (the only visible thing on his penis and I was given the old story it was where his penis got caught in a zipper - boy did I have to learn the hard way)
why does my penis have many bumps?
i'm still young and have many bumps or sort of like goosebumps on the shaft and scrotum. its like spreading. I have a tingling feeling on my left testicle too(if that helps). then there is also a painless black bump on the shaft of my penis. i fear there might be something wrong with me. since young i always had migraines. i fear i might have any std of some sort as i had 7 sexual partners but only orally. i never did vaginal sex. i am really worried. please help me
the black bump is really small and painless. its not itchy too. when not erected it looks wrinkly only sticking out when erected and its on the skin as when i move my skin about it also moves
The bumps are Fordyce's Spots and are normal - over 70% of guys have them. They are harmless and do not require any treatment. Check for Google images of them.
We have no way of knowing if you have an STD, you need to get checked out at a clinic, or see your doctor.