Soft growths which develop on the genitals are called Genital warts. Such growths may appear on lips, mouth, tongue and throat also, but that’s very rare. It is caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV) and is highly contagious. It is a sexually transmitted infection resulting in pain, discomfort and itching. Methods like freezing, burning, laser therapy and surgery are used to remove the warts permanently.
HOW IS GENITAL WARTS DIAGNOSED?
Appearance of warts in the genitals of a child can indicate at sexual abuse.