QUESTION – As a student from the medical colleague, I am preparing the brochure “Women Health – symptoms of dangerous situations”. HPV blisters on vagina could be a dangerous signal for disease. What are main symptoms of the blisters on vagina? Which kinds of the blisters on vagina are dangerous and/or risky?
Blisters on Vagina – ANSWER from experts
Generally speaking the blister on vagina is a symptom itself but women with the blisters on vagina could have also some other symptoms:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. There are many different types of HPV (over 100 different kinds of viruses) and more than 30 are sexually transmitted – they can infect the genital areas.
Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. It is estimated that as much as 80% of the population is infected with a strain of HPV at some point in their life.
Depending on what type of HPV strain you are infected with, you may or may not experience any HPV symptoms. Those infected with what is known as “low risk” HPV will likely just have one HPV symptom: genital warts (blister or blisters on vagina). These can develop anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after exposure to the virus. Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or groups of bumps in the genital area. They can be small or large, raised or flat, or shaped like a cauliflower. Genital warts look like miniature cauliflower florets, which are usually flesh-colored, soft and moist. They can develop on the vulva, cervix and in or around the vagina. HPV in men who have a strain that causes genital warts may develop the warts on the scrotum or penis. Both sexes may also develop genital warts symptoms in or around the anus and occasionally on the thighs, buttocks or throat. However, it is possible to have an HPV infection without any genital warts symptoms.
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If left untreated, genital warts might go away, remain unchanged, or increase in size or number. They will not turn into cancer.
Important to know
An abnormal Pap test is often the first sign of a HPV infection. This is why it is important to start Pap tests by the time you are 21 years old. You should start earlier if you have special risks such as problems with your immune system or if you start sexual activities very early (13-15).
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.