The sudden appearance of unpleasant warts on the body can be a serious cause of discomfort. Those who have warts on their feet or hands can attest to how uncomfortable they can be. However, the appearance of these growths is especially troubling on the genitals. Regardless of where they appear, the growth of these bumps is a sign of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. In most cases, this virus doesn’t pose significant health risks, but in others, it can lead to serious complications. At Cohen Medical Practice, we offer testing and consultation services to help manage this condition and keep you safe.
What Causes Human Papillomavirus?
Human papillomavirus is a viral infection that is primarily spread through skin-on-skin contact. The virus enters the body through cuts and abrasions when a person comes in contact with another who’s already been infected. While HPV that appears on the hands and feet is transmitted through contact with warts, genital HPV is caused by sexual intercourse.
How Serious is HPV?
Most strains of human papillomavirus do not cause serious issues. However, some infections can cause lesions to develop on your tongue, soft palate, tonsils, or within your larynx and nose. Additionally, some strains of sexually transmitted HPV can lead to cervical and other types of cancers. The best way to avoid developing serious issues is by taking preventative measures against HPV. Minimizing sexual activity or using latex condoms are the best methods to stop the spread.
How Do We Address Human Papillomavirus?
If you have or think you may have HPV, we can provide you with effective treatment options at one of our three NYC locations. At Cohen Medical Practice, we offer not only medical services, but education and ongoing support as well. Some of the most common services requested at our practice include:
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If you have or have been in contact with someone who has HPV, we can help. Reach out and book your appointment at Cohen Medical Practice by calling (347) 545-2520 or clicking the button below to get in touch with our team. We offer same-day appointments and 24/7 hotline support in Columbus Circle, on Madison Avenue, or at Rego Park in Queens. Our team is fluent in English, Spanish, Korean, and Russian.