Genital warts appear as growths or bumps that are flesh-colored or whitish. They may be small or large, raised or flat, and appear singly or in groups. While genital warts generally do not cause such symptoms as itching or pain, many people find them embarrassing, and they can be spread from person to person. But not all strains of HPV cause genital warts. Some cause common skin warts, and some can cause cellular changes that can lead to cancer of the cervix , vagina , vulva, anus, penis, and oropharynx — the area at the back of the throat that includes the base of the tongue and tonsils. For many people, an HPV infection never causes any symptoms or harm, because the body is able to clear the virus naturally.
How to Remove Warts Naturally with Aspirin and Common Household Items
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This article discusses the various treatment options available for common warts, with a focus on thuja occidentalis as a homeopathic remedy. You will learn how to use thuja to get rid of warts, which type of wart is thuja effective on, and how thuja compares to traditional western medicine for wart treatment. All warts are caused by various strains of the HPV virus. The virus spreads by physical transfer. That is, by touching an object that is contaminated with the virus. Hands, fingers, and feet are the most common location for warts because we use these parts of the body to interact with objects in our environment. Wart viruses enter the skin through cuts or abrasions, which may be merely microscopic.
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In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart and to see the cervix. Next, a sample of cells from your cervix is collected using a small cone-shaped brush and a tiny plastic spatula 1 and 2. Your doctor then rinses the brush and spatula in a liquid-filled vial 3 and sends the vial to a laboratory for testing.