As a highly harmful disease, genital warts leave a particularly strong memory for every patient. Clinical verification shows that genital warts are caused by human infection with the human papillomavirus, which has a certain incubation period, that is, there is a period of time before the actual onset of symptoms is not obvious or there is no sensation.
How long will it take?
The incubation period of genital warts is generally around 3 months for males, which varies from person to person.
The majority of patients with genital warts are young people, with a higher proportion of women than men, who are transmitted through sexual contact. The incubation period for males is around 3 months, with some seeing symptoms in a few weeks and others taking six months to see symptoms.
When genital warts develop to a certain extent, small blisters appear in the patient's genitals, anus, and other areas, shaped like cauliflower. The patient may experience itching, odor, and pain. This is the most obvious feature of genital warts.
In addition, "how long does it take to feel genital warts" is closely related to the patient's personal hygiene, physical fitness, and other aspects. If the patient's personal hygiene is poor, they will feel it quickly, while the opposite requires a longer time.
Genital warts are mainly transmitted through sexual contact, which can cause genital friction and spread the virus. Non sexual contact transmission is mainly the clothes and daily necessities of patients, which will be accompanied by the transmission of viruses and bacteria of patients, and is more infectious in the incubation period. Therefore, it is recommended that people must keep clean in their daily life. If they find that they have abnormal diseases, they must go to a formal professional hospital for diagnosis and treatment in time to avoid the delay of illness and serious consequences.
How to check the incubation period of genital warts
1. Acetic acid white test. Apply 3-5% acetic acid externally to the wart for 2-5 minutes. The lesion area will become white and slightly swollen, and it may take 15 minutes for anal lesions. The principle of this experiment is the result of protein and acid coagulation, and the keratin produced by HPV infected cells is different from that produced by normal uninfected epithelial cells. Only the former can be decolorized by acetic acid. The acetic acid white test has a high sensitivity in detecting HPV and is better than the usual method of observing histological changes. However, occasionally in cases of epithelial thickening or traumatic abrasions, false positive or false positive signs of whitening appear, with unclear and irregular boundaries.