Venereal Warts Information
Venereal warts -- more commonly known as genital warts -- are a type of sexually transmitted disease (STD). They often appear as moist, soft, or flesh-colored swellings in the genital area. In women, they often appear on the vulva and cervix, as well as inside and surrounding the vagina and anus. In men, they can show up on the scrotum or penis.
Venereal warts are very common and are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. There is no cure at this time; however, certain medical procedures and prescription medications can help treat them. If you decide to have the warts removed, do not use over-the-counter (OTC) products meant for other kinds of warts.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this topic, which includes a description of how your healthcare provider can use vinegar to assist in making a diagnosis, click Venereal Warts.)