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Common Symptoms of HPV

HPV or human papillomavirus is a common viral infection that would be transmitted from people to people via skin-to-skin contact. It is estimated that there are more than 100 forms of HPV, and most of them affect different parts of the body, such as the throat, mouth, or genital. Indeed, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. Those people who have many sexual partners and active sexual lives are often at higher risks. Below are the top 10 most common symptoms of HPV that you should watch out for proper and early treatments.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are the most typical sign of HPV. These are special growths or lumps in the genital areas. They are mostly caused by low-risk strains of HPV which do not result in cancer. In men, warts tend to show up on the shaft of your circumcised penis or under the foreskin of your uncircumcised penis. Also, they can be noticed around the anus, thighs, groins, and testicles. Similarly, these spots could occur in the urethra or anus of women and cause discomfort or bleeding when you are urinating. Warts can vary in firmness, color, shape, or number, depending on the specific strain of HPV. [1]