What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Genital Warts?


White or flesh-colored, pink tinted warts which start as small groups of bumps or a small bump. These warts may be different sizes, flat, or cauliflower shaped.

Symptoms make take upto a month or longer to appear after infection.

See more: Anonymous Genital Warts Symptom Checker

Worried you might have an STD?

Getting tested is not only quick and easy, it is the only way to know for sure if you do or do not have an STD. Don't risk your health. Get tested today!

See Tests & Pricing

Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

No. Viruses don't have cures, but symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.

Type of Infection

Viral. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of HPV, the human papillomavirus.

How is it treated?

Medicine or Surgery. There are a variety of treatment options including medications and surgery (freezing, burning, laser and physical removal).

Recovery Time

1 to 4 weeks. Recovery varies by type of treatment as well as size and location of the outbreak. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks should be expected.

Can I have sex?

No. Until the warts are gone, sexual activity should be avoided.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. As the base cause of genital warts is an incurable virus, you can have recurrence of genital warts without a new infection.