Condylomas are a common sexually transmitted disease. The condylomas are most commonly seen on the penis and at the entrance to the vagina like some small bright or white cauliflower heads. Generally, condylomas do not bother. Some - but far from all – condylomas can lead to cancer of the cervix. Condylomas can be treated locally with corrosive liquid or creams. In rare cases it may be necessary to freeze or laser the condylomas.
Condylomas are a common sexually transmitted disease and are due to infection with a virus (HPV). Up to 10% of all younger people indicate that they have or have had condylomas. It takes about 2-4 months from infection with HPV until the condylomas become visible.
Condylomas usually do not cause any genes, but there may be itching and light irritation. Condylomas are most commonly seen on the penis and at the entrance of the vagina, but may also be located around the anus and up in the vagina. Condylomas are usually bright/white and resemble small cauliflower heads. There will usually be more genital warts next to each other.
Cervical cancer is due to HPV, but far from everyone with condylomas develops cancer. HPV consists of different types and only a few of the types can develop into cervical cancer. You can get a vaccination for the types that lead to cervical cancer.