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Five Main Types of Warts

Warts are non-cancerous and benign growths on the skin’s surface. They are typically triggered by the human papillomavirus or HPV, which can be divided into more than 150 categories. The symptoms can vary, depending on the thickness of your skin and the affected area. In this article, we will list 5 main types of warts that you should know to take preventive measures.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are a common form of sexually transmitted infections. They often occur in sexually active people who have sexual intercourse with many partners or in high frequencies. The main causes are the number 6 and 11 strains of HPV, which trigger up to 90 percent of the reported cases. In general, genital warts are flesh-colored, small growths with a cauliflower-like shape. They can be sometimes too small to notice. These bumps often appear in the cervix, vagina, anus, or around the vulva. If you have skin-to-skin contact with infected people, they can also show up in your throat or mouth. Since several genital warts would develop and cause cancer, make sure to consult your doctor for the best advice. [1]