How long do genital warts last?
The time it takes can be different for everyone. In about 30% of people, the warts will disappear within 6 months. In about 75% of cases, the warts will clear up within 2 years without treatment. Treatment may help clear the warts sooner.
What does genital warts look like?
The warts are usually soft cauliflower-like growths of different sizes. The NHS website contains images of genital warts that may be helpful.
What could be mistaken for genital warts?
Genital warts can be mistaken for a number of things, such as skin tags, sores or ulcers. This NHS page has information on other things that may be mistaken for genital warts. For information on other sexual health problems visit this NHS page.
What happens if you leave a wart untreated?
An untreated wart will eventually clear but this could take months or years. Sometimes warts can be painful or irritating until they clear.
How do you get rid of a wart on your private parts?
Although warts will clear with time, treatment may speed up the process. The most common treatments are Condyline solution, Warticon cream and Aldara cream. These medicines contain ingredients that help to destroy the wart cells.
Other treatment options available to patients are cryotherapy or freezing. This must be performed by a doctor or nurse who freezes the warts, usually once a week for 4 weeks.
Warts can be difficult to treat and these treatments may not clear the warts up for everybody.
Can I buy treatment online?
Yes, you can buy genital warts treatment online via our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After filling out an assessment form, it will be medically reviewed for suitability, and a prescription issued if necessary.