Genital Warts


Effective, Discreet Treatment and Removal in NY

Hundreds of thousands of women and men are diagnosed with genital warts every year, making the skin condition the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), with roughly 13 million new HPV infections in the country annually. The lifetime risk of infection is 50 percent in sexually active individuals. The condition manifests as small growths or bumps that form in and around the genitals and rectum, and while they usually aren’t painful, NY’s Hudson Dermatology routinely works with patients who experience bleeding, discomfort, itching, or irritation in the affected area.

The Hudson Dermatology team has decades of collective experience treating medical skin conditions—including genital warts—with discretion, empathy, and professionalism. The team is devoted to ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality of care, driven by the belief that everyone deserves the confidence and comfort of good health. With a team of committed and knowledgeable experts in their corner, Hudson Dermatology patients are never alone on their journey to good health.

What Are Genital Warts?

Genital warts can vary in size and appearance, but generally they appear as small, skin-colored growths. They sometimes have a bumpier texture that is said to resemble cauliflower. While there are many different types of warts, genital warts infect the following areas:

  • Groin
  • Penis and scrotum
  • Rectum
  • Vagina
  • Lips, mouth, tongue, and throat

While this condition is rarely painful, it is always contagious. In some cases, patients may experience discomfort including bleeding, a burning sensation, and itching or other irritation. Sometimes an outbreak will disappear on its own, and in other cases the bumps will multiply and spread. Due to the contagious nature of the condition, for the best outcome, it’s best to seek medical treatment as soon as an outbreak of genital warts occurs.

What Genital Wart Treatments Are Available at NY’s Hudson Dermatology?

While the virus that causes genital warts is a lifelong condition, Hudson Dermatology offers multiple removal and treatment options for patients. During a consultation, your dermatologist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and concerns. Popular and effective genital wart removal techniques include:

  • Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogen is applied to the bumps, freezing and killing them.
  • Electrocautery: A medical professional administers a local anesthetic before using a small probe to administer electrical currents that burn the unwanted tissue.
  • Topical medication: Patients receive a prescription for a medication that will be repeatedly applied to the affected area in order to stimulate the immune system to clear the warts.

After a successful genital wart removal at Hudson Dermatology, the patient does still carry the virus that caused the bumps to form in the first place. It’s essential that patients practice safe sexual practices to minimize the possibility of spreading the virus in the future.

What Else Can Cause Bumps on the Body?

Warts can develop in many places, including on the face, the soles of the feet, and under nails. Bumps due to the poxvirus, known as molluscum, can also appear on the body and spread via skin-to-skin contact. Determining the underlying cause of any growths or lesions is an important first step in getting the right treatment.

For more information about genital warts, visit the American Academy of Dermatology’s page on the condition.

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With offices in Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson, Somers and Tarrytown, Hudson Dermatology offers the highest quality of care centered around medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and pediatric skincare. Patients in New York’s Hudson Valley area can depend on the professional team at Hudson Dermatology to satisfy all their medical and cosmetic skincare needs.

FULL-SERVICEDERMATOLOGY

With offices in Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson, Somers and Tarrytown, Hudson Dermatology offers the highest quality of care centered around medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and pediatric skincare. Patients in New York’s Hudson Valley area can depend on the professional team at Hudson Dermatology to satisfy all their medical and cosmetic skincare needs.