Is condyloma the same as genital warts?

What Is Genital Condyloma? Genital condyloma, also known as genital warts, is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are dozens of strains of HPV that can cause warts and other conditions. Genital warts tend to be very small and hard to notice.

What’s the difference between human papillomavirus and genital warts?

Warts are caused by viruses and can appear anywhere on the body. Those that show up in the genital area are caused by the human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV, and are easily transmitted by sexual contact. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in North America.

What type of HPV is condyloma?

Approximately 90% of condylomata acuminata are related to HPV types 6 and 11. These 2 types are the least likely to have a neoplastic potential. Risk for neoplastic conversion has been determined to be moderate (types 33, 35, 39, 40, 43, 45, 51-56, 58) or high (types 16, 18), with many other isolated types.

Are all condyloma HPV?

Condyloma acuminata is a manifestation of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The condition is characterized by skin-colored, fleshy papules in the anogenital region.

Can you get rid of condyloma?

There is no cure for genital warts. The goal of treatment is to remove visible warts and decrease the risk of spreading the virus. There are many different treatments that your doctor may recommend, none of which are 100% effective. Most treatment types will get rid of the warts in 60–90% of cases, however.

How do u get condyloma?

Anal warts (condyloma acuminata) are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD). The warts affect the area around and inside the anus, but may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a pin head.

Can condyloma be removed?

When the warts are just on the outer skin they may be able to be treated with a variety of medications applied in the office or at home. However, once the warts extend into the anal canal they need to be removed surgically. In most cases, a single treatment will not cure anal warts.

Can you remove condyloma?

There is currently no treatment that will permanently get rid of HPV in all infected cells, but most people will clear the virus and the warts with their own immune systems within two years. (See “Condylomata acuminata (anogenital warts): Treatment of vulvar and vaginal warts”.)

Will I have genital warts forever?

Although HPV isn’t curable in all cases, genital warts are treatable. You can also go extended periods of time without an outbreak, but it may not be possible to get rid of the warts forever. That’s because genital warts are only a symptom of HPV, which may become a chronic, lifelong infection for some.