Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can cause pain, itching, and irritation, and can be spread through vaginal and anal sex, sharing sex toys, and, rarely, through oral sex. But will genital warts go away on their own?The answer is yes, in most cases genital warts will disappear within two years as the virus clears up. However, treatment can speed up the process considerably and prevent any complications or spread of warts.
There is no cure for HPV, but there are treatments available to help remove genital warts. If left untreated, genital warts may vanish, stay the same, or increase in size or number. Talk to a nurse or doctor about treatment options to remove them. Treatment can get rid of genital warts more quickly and alleviate the associated pain, itching, and irritation. People with a wart outbreak can reduce the risk of HPV being transmitted to others by abstaining from sex until the warts have been absent for 2 weeks. You can see a family doctor, but they'll probably refer you to a sexual health clinic if they think you might have genital warts. The HPV vaccine offered to girls and boys aged 12 to 13 in England protects against cervical cancer and genital warts.
If you have genital warts, your current sexual partners should be tested because they may have warts and not know it. In conclusion, genital warts can go away on their own without treatment. There are several different ways to treat genital warts, depending on their location and the amount of skin they cover.