Signs of HPV
HPV harbors in the mucous membranes. Genital warts are a common sign of having HPV. The warts can be raised, small, large or pink and you may have a single wart or multiple genital warts. The warts can appear in various areas: anus, penis, groin, upper legs, cervix, vagina or the scrotum.
You may see genital warts appear weeks, months or years following exposure to HPV.
If you have any question on whether you may have contracted HPV, you should see a doctor right away. Certain types of HPV are linked to cancer.
Some types of genital HPV infection are associated with cancer, including cervical cancer and cancer of the vulva, anus, or penis. If infection occurs with one of these virus types, precancerous changes can occur in cells in the tissue without causing any symptoms.