What Do Genital Warts Look And Feel Like?

Genital warts look like skin-colored or whitish bumps that show up on your vulva, vagina, cervix, penis, scrotum, or anus.

They kind of look like little pieces of cauliflower.

You can have just one wart or a bunch of them, and they can be big or small.

They might be itchy, but most of the time they don’t hurt.

What could be mistaken for genital warts?

Genital warts can be mistaken for harmless things like moles, skin tags, or penile pearly papules (small bumps found around the edge of the head of the penis and also the entrance of the vagina). These things aren’t infections. They’re just normal parts of you.

How Long Do Genital Warts Last?

Most HPV infections that cause genital warts will go away on their own, taking anywhere from a few months to two years. But even if your genital warts disappear without treatment, you may still have the virus. When left untreated, genital warts can grow very large and in big clusters.

What does HPV look like on a man?

Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area around the penis or the anus. These warts might be small or large, raised or flat, or shaped like a cauliflower. The warts may go away, or stay the same, or grow in size or number. The types of HPV that cause warts do not cause cancer.