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Causes of Condyloma Acuminatum

Condyloma Acuminatum, or genital warts, is caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) transmitted through sexual and skin-to-skin contact.

  • 05 Mar 2024
  • 2 min read

Genital warts aka venereal warts are scientifically known as Condyloma Acuminatum. The condition is a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) that causes warts to appear as small bumps or growths in and around the genitals and rectum. Medical experts assert that an infected person can infect their partner with genital warts through vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The warts may start appearing after a few weeks from the time of sexual contact with an infected person.

Let’s look at what causes venereal warts in some detail.

What are the Causes of Condyloma Acuminatum?

Let’s begin by understanding what is Condyloma Acuminatum caused by.

Genital warts are caused by some types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to scientific research. The general belief is that genital warts can spread from skin-to-skin contact and you can pass them to your partner through such contact. You can contract the infection just by touching the infected person’s hands and feet. 

Genital warts can spread in several ways, including:

  • Sexual intercourse such as vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
  • You can pass on genital warts to your partner through ejaculation also. 
  • You can pass on genital warts to your sexual partner by giving oral sex also.
  • The disease can be passed on to another person via kissing etc., by a person suffering from HPV or having warts on their mouth, lips, and tongue. 

Genital warts look like rough, whitish-grey growths on the surface of the skin. They look like bumps and at times resemble cauliflowers. They are not painful but can cause discomfort, including mild bleeding, burning sensation, itching, or irritation. Warts can be both small and large or even appear in clusters. At times they are small, soft, and can be unnoticeable. 


We now know what causes venereal warts. To conclude, we can say that genital warts can develop after you have had sex with someone infected with HPV. It usually takes around weeks after sexual intercourse for genital warts to develop and take months or years for them to disappear. Health issues can pose serious complications and financially strain you. Hence, secure health insurance policy that covers you and your family to avoid financial stress. 

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.


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