Warts in the groin in men and women: causes and treatment
Hello dear visitors of our site! In today’s post I want to talk in detail about what can cause warts in the groin and on the genitals, as well as on how to approach the treatment of this disease.
Causes of warty growths in the groin area
A large number of women and men face this reason intimate as genital warts.
This type of tumors most often localized in the vulva and groin. This disease brings not only cosmetic discomfort, but also significantly impairs the comfort during sexual intercourse.
This dermatological pathology is equally common in both sexes. The main reason for such papillomatous growths is a virus that enters the body contact-household and sexually.
Warts in the groin often passed from partner to partner during intercourse. Not enough careful observance of rules of personal hygiene increasing the risk of infection.
In addition to the growths on the skin and mucous membranes, HPV can cause malignant tumors of the genital organs, cancer of the penis in men and cervical cancer in women.
Factors that contribute to the appearance of inguinal and genital warts:
- unprotected sexual intercourse;
- frequent change of sexual partners;
- the presence of genital infections;
- a weakened immune system;
- hormonal imbalance;
- the use of public bathrooms, saunas and baths.
Clinical manifestations of the disease
According to scientists, to date, allocated approximately 80 strains of HPV that can cause warts.
The most common types you can see in the photo. In the groin area and genitals are most often diagnosed following types of tumors:
- hanging genital warts;
- intraepithelial neoplasia.
Regardless of the type of wart, at an early stage the disease can be hidden, without pronounced clinical manifestations.
Even after on the skin surface of the wart appeared to notice it immediately, because it is not bothering the patient.
With a constant mechanical effects on tumors, in addition to painful complications may develop other more serious complications.
That is why, in the presence of warty growths in the groin, you must carefully choose the undergarments to not further injure the tumor.
The clinical manifestations of warts in the groin can be:
- cracks with bleeding;
- redness in the affected area;
- increased pigmentation and hyperkeratosis in the area of the growths;
- pain and burning, aggravated by mechanical action.
As you can see, a harmless wart can significantly reduce the quality of life of the patient, so the treatment of the disease should not be delayed indefinitely, and you need to urgently seek qualified medical help.
The main treatment methods
To achieve a positive effect, it is necessary to know how to treat this disease correctly and safely for health.
Many patients wonder which doctor to seek appropriate treatment. A definite answer to this question is no.
Treatment warty tumors involved the dermatologist, while turning to the surgeon, urologist or gynecologist, you can get quite effective recommendations and appointments.
To obtain long-term therapeutic results, must be approached comprehensively to the treatment. The standard treatment scheme includes the following methods:
- surgical excision;
- laser therapy;
- antiviral therapy;
- vitamin therapy;
- immunomodulatory treatment;
3) Application of liniments for external application;
4) popular recipes.
To relieve discomfort, prevent the active life of the patient, it is necessary to eliminate the main symptom is to remove the build-up.
After removal of the warts in the groin, you must continue treatment medical drugs systemic exposure, because the virus itself is not destroyed and is inside the body.
It is therefore advisable to use antiviral and immunomodulatory drugs, the effect of which is scheduled for the destruction of the virus and strengthening the immune system.
In rare cases, doctors prescribe antiviral liniments for external use. Folk remedies will also help to get rid of the hated wart, but to apply them you need only after consulting your doctor.
Effectively help eliminate growths juice of celandine juice, garlic, cranberries and Kalanchoe.
It is necessary to warn that the skin and mucous membranes in the groin area and genitals is very delicate and sensitive, so be careful to apply traditional medicines to the affected area to prevent burns to the surrounding tissues.
First aid for a bleeding wart
I would also like to remind you that frequent mechanical impact to the wart, it might bleed and come off. If you happened such a misfortune, you must:
- to treat the wound with antiseptic solution (3% solution of hydrogen peroxide);
- it is possible to stop the bleeding;
- to seal the affected area with the antibacterial plaster;
- to contact a doctor for advice.
To not re-encounter this troubles of an intimate nature, you need to:
- to lead a healthy lifestyle;
- carefully follow the rules of personal hygiene;
- a healthy sex life;
- to warn his sexual partner about the disease, making the choice in favor of protected intercourse.
We hope that our tips will help to maintain and prolong the life of patients. If you are faced with similar problems, and have experience in the treatment of warts, please share it with us in the comments.
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)