Genital Warts In Mouth? Is This Possible?
Have you been in contact with someone who has genital warts and now you are wondering if you have or can get genital warts in mouth? The answer is yes, you can get them in your mouth and you can also get them in your throat. You can get genital warts by having anal or vaginal intercourse with an infected individual as well as by having oral sex. Genital warts, also known as HPV, is highly contagious and when you come in contact with the disease you can develop it easily. Once you have the disease you will have it for life, as there is no cure.
What to Look For With Genital Warts in Mouth
If you believe that you may have genital warts in mouth you should see your doctor. If you don’t want to rush to the doctor you can look for symptoms such as:
- Contact with an infected individual
- Unusual growths or bumps in the mouth or throat
- Bleeding or skin changes in the throat or mouth
- Localized pain and discomfort
- Difficulty or changes in swallowing
You may not even know that you have genital warts in mouth until you visit a doctor and tell you that you have warts growing in your throat. If you do notice any of the above mentioned symptoms you may need to visit a doctor, because the sooner that the warts are treated the better they will respond to treatment and they will be less likely to return after they have been treated.
Luckily, genital warts in mouth can be treated. When you treat them there is no guarantee that they won’t come back and need to be treated again. There are many different treatment options when you have external genital warts, but when you have them in your throat your options are usually limited to electrocautery and laser removal. You will need to talk to your doctor about what the best treatment options are best for you, the size of your warts, and their specific location.
Genital warts in mouth really do occur, although not as commonly as they do in and around the genitals. If you have had oral contact with anyone who is affected, knowingly or not, you can develop genital warts in your mouth as well as on your genitals. Learn more about the symptoms of this disease and how it is spread to protect yourself as much as possible.