Genital Warts are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region in both men and women. They are sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata or venereal warts. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. The warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Infection with genital warts may not be obvious.
Genital warts affect both men and women and can occur at any age.
- Most patients with genital warts are between the ages of 17-33 years. Genital warts are highlycontagious. There is high risk of getting the infection from a single sexual contact with someone who has genital warts.
- In children younger than three years of age, genital warts are thought to be transmitted by nonsexual methods such as direct manual contact. Nevertheless, the presence of genital warts in children should raise the suspicion for sexual abuse.
Up to 20% of people with genital warts will have other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
About the doctor ..
Afshin Farzadmehr, MD (Dr. Mehr), has been practicing in Beverly Hills as the chief cosmetic plastic surgeon and dermatologist at the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills and at 90210 Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Dr. Mehr has over 10 years of experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. He is one of the few in the United States who is a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology. He has gone through extensive training and rigorous standardized testing, finishing in the top of his class and in his field. After he finished his training at UCLA, Dr Mehr was selected among the very best in the world to partake part of his fellowship in Brazil with world renowned plastic surgeon Doctor Ivo Pitanguy who operated on world royalty and heads of state. Dr Mehr is a recipient of numerous awards recognizing him as americas top cosmetic plastic surgeon year after year. Dr. Mehr has established his practice based on strong and current surgical skills, patient rapport, exceptional results and attention to detail leading to high quality service. He is requested for his experience in breast augmentation and body contouring surgeries by members of the film industry and top models.