Do you think you might have genital warts? Do genital warts hurt or itch? There are a number of ways you can determine for yourself if you think you might have them.
If you have had sex or oral sex with someone with HPV, then there is a 2/3rds chance that you will develop HPV between 3 weeks and 4 months. A doctor will definitely be able to tell you if you have the virus and what form of it you have.
However, if you are trying to figure some of this out on your own first, then this article is for you.
First off you need to know that all the pictures on the Internet are mostly of advanced and severe cases of this ailment and do not start out this way for anyone. Genital (or venereal) warts begin as flat, so they may be hard to notice in the beginning.
Over time, they turn into cauliflower like growths. Their presence is in the areas of the penis, thighs, perineum or anal area, and on areas known as the 'mons pubis'. This is the area where the pubic hair grows. They can also be found on the lips and tongue. In women, they can also grow on the inside of the vaginal walls and in some cases on the cervix.
On top of the above, over time you can also start feeling genital warts. Normally, in the beginning they don't hurt but depending on where they form on your body, they might, especially if they constantly come in contact with other parts of your skin.
Some warts itch and others don't. Some genital warts hurt and others don't. It's never the same, however when they hurt or itch, it usually happens when they are highly visible already.
If genital warts are visible, then they are more contagious, but it is still possible to pass on the virus with no symptoms. Approximately 30% of everyone who has the virus that causes genital warts never get symptoms and never know they have the virus.
However, please keep in mind the time frame of three weeks to four months following sexual contact is the typical timeframe to begin seeing symptoms of this virus. The quicker treatment is applied the more likely these symptoms can be suppressed successfully.
So, do you still think that you have genital warts? The only way to be really sure is to go to a doctor. There are treatments available that will help you clear this up. There are also over the counter remedies that have helped people for years.
Personally I've tried many things and I've gotten results with a homeopathic remedy called Wartrol. Sometimes they offer a free bottle with an order and they offer a money back guarantee.