HPV Virus Symptoms
If you have been sexually active, then you must know the HPV virus symptoms. HPV, aka, Genital human papillomavirus, is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect male genitals, mouth and throat. Unlike other type of infections, people wouldn’t know that they have HPV virus unless they get themselves tested. HPV virus goes away on its own if you have a strong immune system and may never show symptoms.
- Genital warts The first possible HPV virus symptom is the existence of genital warts. You can find them on your penis, testicles, groin, thighs, or anus. They come in different shapes and sizes. Don’t expect any pain with these warts. They usually don’t show up right after your sexual contact with an infected person. In fact, it usually takes weeks, or even months for them to grow.
- Changes on penis The second possible HPV virus symptom is the changes on penis that will lead to penile cancer. At first, you will notice that your penis looks differently when comes to its color, skin thickness and tissue build-up. Later on, bleeding and soreness will occur.
- Anal abnormality The third possible HPV virus symptom is an anal abnormality. You should pay close attention to this area if you have anal sex. More than likely, your body is developing anal cancer if you have experienced any bleeding, pain, itching, discharge, swollen lymph nodes, or even some unexplainable bowel movements.
- Discomfort in head and neck The last possible HPV virus symptom is the discomfort in head and neck. If you have these ongoing health problems such as: sore throat, ear pain, difficulties in breathing and swallowing, hoarseness, voice changes, or lumps in you neck, these may be indicative of HPV related throat or neck cancer.