Warts are benign growths of the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body including the genital area. Warts are caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus can be present on the human skin as well as on inanimate objects. Once there is a cut or injury in the skin, the virus can enter the skin through the cut and grow there causing the wart. Warts can also spread from person to person by direct contact or from one location to another in the same person. Genital warts appear after sexual contact with an infected person.
The treatment of warts includes local application of acids or Imiquimod cream. Office based therapy includes cryotherapy or electrocautery. Your dermatologist will choose the best treatment suited for you depending on your age, the number of warts present, their location, and how you tolerate pain.