Does the Genital Wart
Cause a Bent Penis?
A bent penis is not the result of a genital wart.
What Are These Warts?
In men, they are found on the penis, scrotum, groin area, thighs, and can be inside or around the anus in those men who have anal intercourse.
They are soft, wart-like growths on the skin and mucus membranes of the genitals in men and women. This wart is a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI). And is classified as an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
The bump you may feel from a bent penis
is usually harder than these. It usually feels kind of like a pea sized bump under
the skin. And it is usually noticeable when the penis is flacid (soft).
The genital wart, on the other hand, is on the surface of the skin. And there may be numerous warts visable.
Disease vs Condition
The virus that causes genital type warts is called human papilloma virus (HPV). More than 70 different types of HPV exist. It is a disease that is sexually transmitted.
In the case of a bent penis, there is no "disease".
The bent or curved penis condition
is caused by scarring and or plaque. It is a condition. Much like and scar on any other part of your body.
The Genital Type Is Not The Same As The Common Wart
Other types of HPV cause common warts on other parts of the skin, such as the hands. However, warts on the hands or other parts of the body do not cause the genital type wart.
The Danger of the Genital Wart
The main danger (and it is a serious one) of
the hpv virus, that causes the genital wart,
is that this virus can cause serious disease Especially in women.
Some of the 70 types of HPV have been found to cause cancer of the cervix and vulva in women. These are the main cause of cervical cancer.
The types of HPV that can cause the genital type of wart, however, are not the same as the types that can cause penile or anal cancer.
Condoms Will NOT Protect You!
Sexual intercourse is the way you get genital warts. Plain and simple. They are an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Even if you use condoms you can still get hpv and warts. So knowing about your sexual partner's sexual health is important if you are to avoid getting hpv.
The same holds true for herpes! Condoms will NOT protect you.
In the heat of the moment, hpv and some warts may not seem like such a big risk. But, it is! Not only can they be really ugly and uncomfortable,
but, the hpv virus may cause cervical cancer in you partener. And neither of you may show the ugly uncomfortable symptoms.
If you plan on having sexual intercourse, oral, or anal sex with someone new, be sure to have them get tested first. That is the only way to be sure you will not wind up with hpv and a genital wart situation.
It is definitely worth finding out!