Warts (HPV)

Genital warts are small fleshy growths, bumps or skin changes that appear on or around the genital or anal area.

They are a very common condition. In England, they are the second most common type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) after chlamydia.

Genital warts are the result of a viral skin infection caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are usually painless and do not pose a serious threat to health. But they can be unpleasant to look at and cause psychological distress.

There is no evidence that your fertility will be affected by genital warts. Please click here for more information on HPV (human papilloma virus). If you think you may have warts, come and see us.