Genital warts can be raised or flat, and are usually flesh-colored. They may appear as cauliflower-like growths. Sometimes they are so small and flat that they cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Common places to find genital warts:
- Females most often have warts inside or around the vagina or anus, on the skin around these areas, or on the cervix.
- Males most often have warts on the penis, scrotum, groin area, or thighs, as well as inside or around the anus in those who have anal intercourse.
- Both males and females may have warts on the lips, mouth, tongue, palate, or throat (larynx)
Other symptoms are rare, but may include:
- Increased dampness or moisture in the area of the growths
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Itching of the penis, scrotum, anal area, or vulva
- Vaginal bleeding, with or after sexual intercourse