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Genital warts (condyloma)

Genital warts, also known as condyloma, are warts in the genital area caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Text written by dermatovenereologist Maarit Vaalamo

Genital warts (condyloma) in male patients

Condyloma can cause warts in the glans penis, the body of the penis, the anal region or the scrotum, for example.

Genital warts (condyloma) in female patients

Women may experience condyloma in the vulva or the vagina. If a female patient is diagnosed with genital warts, it may be necessary to perform a Pap smear. Your gynaecologist will provide you with further details of the treatment and how often the Pap smear should be performed.

Treatment of genital warts (condyloma)

Condyloma in the genital area can be treated by topical treatment, cryotherapy or laser therapy, says dermatovenereologist Maarit Vaalamo.

Condyloma can be diagnosed at a gynaecologist’s appointment, for example. If you detect any warts that resemble condyloma, you may book an appointment with your personal gynaecologist or dermatovenereologist.

Prevention of condyloma

Condoms do not provide full protection from condyloma. Vaccinations do provide full protection, however.