In the United States, it is estimated that a new case of genital warts occurs every minute.

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Genital warts are usually flesh-colored growths that may be raised or flat, single or multiple, small or large. But even after seeing pictures, you may not be able to recognize genital warts because they don’t always look the same.

Approximately 90% of all genital warts are caused by HPV Types 6 and 11. Approximately 3 out of 4 people will get them after having any kind of genital contact with someone infected.

Treatment of genital warts can be painful (for example, it may involve cutting, freezing, or applying medicine to the warts), and even after treatment, genital warts can come back. Approximately 25% of cases return within 3 months.

Your child’s doctor or health care professional is a good source of
information about HPV and certain HPV-related diseases.

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