Genital Warts

  • Genital warts appear as flesh-colored bumps or skin growths on the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis or scrotum, and are different from warts you may get on your hands or feet.
  • Diagnosis is made by clinical exam and not all warts require treatment as some may go away on their own. Your provider can treat warts a few different ways, including prescription medications and in-office treatments.
  • HPV vaccination can help prevent most cases of genital warts but does not treat existing infection. Many college-aged individuals received their HPV vaccinations as a teen. If you did not receive the vaccine and wish to get it now, it is not too late to get vaccinated. Call 401-874-2246 to schedule this vaccine series at URI Health Services.