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What do HPV Warts Look Like on Women?

In many cases, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) may be completely asymptomatic.

In fact, both women and men may never know they had it throughout their entire lives unless genital warts appear.

However, there are other situations in which the virus turns out to be one of the aggressive variants, resulting in genital warts, and later cancer if the appropriate measures are not taken.

If you are experiencing warts, you may want to know if the warts you have come from a possible case of Human Papillomavirus.

In this article, we will be providing you with some relevant information in order to evaluate the appearance of warts and start gathering your own initial data.

How can you tell if a wart is due to papilloma?

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Genital warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus in women have particular characteristics that will help you detect a possible infection.

All you need to do is pay attention to details like:

  • A swollen appearance with a color similar to your skin tone or pink if it is located in the genital area.
  • They usually have a shape quite similar to cauliflower, while at the same time being surrounded by other smaller warts, like those seen in rashes.
  • Another symptom of warts in women is recurrent itching accompanied by other uncomfortable sensations in the genital area.
  • Due to these lesions caused by HPV, bleeding may occur during sexual intercourse due to the rubbing of the warts themselves.

In this last point, it is worth noting that, in case of suspecting a possible Human Papillomavirus infection, it is highly recommended not to have sexual intercourse.

And regardless of whether you have condom use in mind, as it does not guarantee effective protection against the virus.

What color are warts from human papillomavirus?

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Warts in women that result from a Human Papillomavirus infection are generally flesh-colored, very similar to the skin tone of the infected person.

Although they can also be pink if they are already located in the genital area.

It is important to mention that in some cases, genital warts can be confused with other bumps caused by poor shaving in the genital area.

Therefore, we always advise women to consult a specialist physician in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis and thereby remove that constant doubt that can affect your daily life.

Before moving on to the next topic, it should be noted that warts in women caused by HPV are not only limited to appearing in the genitals or anus, as they can also appear on other parts of the body, such as:

  • the lips,
  • the gums,
  • the tongue,
  • and even on the feet.

This is because there are currently more than 100 types of Human Papillomavirus, which in turn produce different reactions in the body depending on which of them was involved in the infection.

How to know what type of wart I have?

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When examining warts on women’s bodies, it is quite common to come to incorrect conclusions about whether they are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

This can happen due to a lack of information or not having consulted with the specialist responsible for determining the origin of the warts.

Therefore, we provide you with a list of currently known wart types with the idea of ​​identifying more accurately which of these is present in your body.

Common warts

With a somewhat curious name, these warts in women are characterized by being the same color as the skin with an irregular sensation when touched. They usually appear in areas such as the hands or fingers.

Plantar warts

One of the main characteristics of this type of wart is the physical pain it causes the person suffering from them, often appearing on body parts like the soles of the feet, being quite similar to typical calluses.

Flat warts

These are yellow warts that, in most cases, can have dimensions of up to about 4 mm in diameter with a fairly soft sensation when touched. The locations where such warts usually appear are the face and hands.

Anogenital warts

Finally, we have anogenital warts, which are produced by some of the more aggressive HPV strains and require the assistance of a specialist as soon as possible. As the name suggests, they appear in the genital or anal area.

How many warts appear with human papillomavirus?

In answer to this interesting question, it is necessary to know that science has currently identified over 100 types of HPV that can cause warts with various characteristics in both men and women in different areas of the body.

However, the number of warts that appear with human papillomavirus depends on the individual. Some may have 2 or 3 warts, while others may have many more on their body.

In this context, again, we emphasize the importance of having a healthy immune system to eliminate warts and cure HPV at home, by:

  • maintaining a balanced diet,
  • engaging in regular physical activity,
  • and of course, avoiding promiscuity at all costs to prevent infection with the virus.

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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