4 Steps to Genital Warts Diagnosis in Women and Men
The genital warts diagnosis is very easy to do by a doctor through a casual examination or assisted by a magnifying glass. A more detailed examination usually depends on the location of the genital warts. If the wart is suspected to grow inside the anus, usually the doctor will use a tool called proctoscope to see the inside of the anus. Whereas if genital warts are suspected to grow inside the vagina, then the doctor will use a tool called speculum to see the vaginal wall and cervix.
It is recommended to see a doctor if:
- You feel the symptoms of genital warts
- You have unprotected sexual intercourse with a new partner
- Your partner is exposed to genital warts or other sexually transmitted infections
- You are exposed to other sexually transmitted infections
Especially for women, papsmear and pelvic area examinations should be routinely performed. In addition to detect any changes in the wall and cervix due to genital warts, examination is done by taking samples of cells from the uterus to be examined in this laboratory can detect signs of cervical cancer from an early age.