Around Town
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School as National STEM Showcase School
CNHS - "It's A Wonder Life"
Ask The Experts
AskThe Expert - Frank LaRocca
AskThe Experts - Dance Attitudes
AskThe Expert - Mike Moretti
Bay Wellness
Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
Bay Wellness - Don't Forget
Bay Wellness - Making Weight Loss a Family Affair
Best Bets
Best Bet - Grand Marquis
The Guide 2014 - Downtown Tile
The Guide 2015 - EXIT Realty East Coast - Gerine A. Skamarak
Black Book
Cover Story
Mike Petke - New York Red Bulls Head Coach
La Bella Vita!
Retired Mets Pitcher John Franco
Daytripper
Day Tripper: Crayola Factory
Day Tripper - USMA at West Point
Daytripper: Museum of Modern Art
Eats
Monmouth Eat Beat - It’s Greek to Me
Eats: Cake Bake & Roll
Eats: Delfini Italian Gourmet
Etc
Etc - School Daze
Etc - Turkey Day
Etc - Tired, Busy, Distracted, and Resigned
Fall Guide
Fall Guide 2014 - Museums
Weigh In - Which Halloween mask wins the creepy award?
Fall Guide - Performing Theatre
Featured Artist
Featured Artist - Franco Minervini
Featured Artist - Elyissia Chinchilla
Featured Artist - Sangita Phadke
Gift Guide
The Guide 2014 - Monmouth Street Tile
Best Bet - Montage Decor Inc.
The Guide 2015 - Leather & Fur Ranch
Health Talk
Health Talk - Lori S. Gormley, M.D.
Health Talk - Dr. Clifford M. Sales
Health Talk - Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D.
Health, Wellness & Beauty
Physician Profile: Dr. Hiren Patel
Health - Arch Brow
Health 2015 - Anti-Aging
Holiday Buzz 2014
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Dining Out For The Holidays
Weigh In - What famous person would you invite to your holiday table?
Homes
Homes: Classically Inspired - A family’s heritage and traditions guide a dramatic interior
Elegant Transformation - The Rinaldi's
Easy Living On A Grand Scale - Alyson and Keith Arnott
Letter
Letter to Colts Neck: Falling Into Good Times
Spring has Sprung!
Warm Winter Wishes
Living in Colts Neck
Gratitude in Guatemala
All The Pretty Horses
La Bella Vita!
Newsletter Articles
The Home - Seaside Materials
The Home Gallery - Distinctive Pools
Spotlight - Caring Heart & Brain Imaging
Our Picks
Our Pick - Moonlight Complements
Company Profile - Atlantic Age Management
Our Pick - Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery
People On The Move
People On The Move: Mary Weir
Valerie Niess - Raising Environmental And Political Awareness
People On The Move - Matthew Craw
Summer Guide
Summer Guide - The Beach is Back
Summer Fun - Summer 2014
Summer Guide 2014 - Out & About
The Bay
The Bay - Welcome to the Premiere
The Bay - $1 Million Emergency Department Expansion Opens
The Bay - Can The Weight Be Over?
The Guide
The Guide 2013 - Michael Duru Clothiers
The Guide 2014 - Pier Village
The Guide 2014 - ACD Custom Granite
The Home Guide
The Home Guide - Chelsea Kitchen and Bath
The Home Guide - Troost Bros., Inc.
The Home - ACD Custom Granite
Weigh In
Weigh In - If you were to live anywhere....
Weigh In - Castaway
Weigh In Marlboro: Trendy Accessory or Necessary Evil?

Bay Wellness - Genital Warts
05/03/2011

Bay Wellness - Genital Warts


House Call
Eumena Divino, M.D., FACOG


What are Genital Warts?

Genital warts are a common type of sexually transmitted infection (STD). At least half of all sexually active people will  become infected with the virus that causes genital warts.

Genital warts affect the moist tissues of the genital area and look like small, flesh-colored bumps or have a cauliflower- like appearance. In women, genital warts can grow on the vulva, the vaginal walls, the area between the external genitals  and the anus, and the cervix. In men, they may occur on the tip or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, or the anus. Genital  warts can also develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sexual contact with an infected person. In  many cases, the warts are too small to be visible.

When to See a Doctor “Symptoms may include itching, burning and pain as well as cause emotional distress, “says  OB/GYN Eumena Divino, M.D., FACOG. “Genital warts don’t cause sterility or require you to abstain from sex, as  some people fear. However, anyone who thinks they may have genital warts should see a physician.”

Genital warts can be detected by a Pap test, which examines cells microscopically for abnormalities. It’s important for  women to have regular pelvic exams and Pap test, which help detect vaginal and cervical changes as well as the early  signs of cervical cancer. An HPV test can also identify cancer-causing HPV strains.

Treatment may include medication and sometimes surgery. Dr. Divino cautions people not to use over-the-counter wart  removers, which are not intended for genital warts and can cause even more pain and irritation. Using a condom every  time you have sex can also reduce your risk of contracting genital warts.

“Mothers should also speak with their OB/GYNs about vaccinating their daughters with Gardasil, which protects  against the strains of HPV that cause most genital warts,” says Dr. Divino.

Complications from genital warts may include:Cancer
Cervical cancer has been closely linked with genital HPV infection although HPV doesn’t always lead to cancer.

Problems During Pregnancy
Genital warts may cause complications during pregnancy, delivery and rarely, warts may develop in the throat of the  baby, causing an airway obstruction which may require surgery.

www.rbmc.org








Powered by eDirectory™