If you are concerned that you have contracted or developed a genital rash, you should use Instant Consult to quickly and easily connect with an online doctor who can give you a referral for a genital warts test.

This is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women. This issue is not only physically unpleasant and often painful to deal with, it is also embarrassing to confront sexual partners about and can be awkward to bring up with new partners.

Naturally, if you think you may have this kind of infection you should get peace of mind straight away with a professional genital warts test. Early detection is essential for ensuring that the treatment you receive is as effective as possible and for preventing you from spreading the infection to others.

What are the symptoms?

Compare the following symptoms with your own to see if you require a genital warts test

This infection commonly manifests in the form of soft, small bumps in the genital area. They can be white, grey or even skin-coloured, making them hard to detect when glancing with the naked eye.

They are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) of which there are over 100 strains with varying levels of severity. This is why getting a genital warts test to determine a course of action is so essential.

When several bumps collect together they often resemble the shape of a cauliflower. They can come in various different sizes and may manifest as larger individual bumps than small clusters.

They are discoverable on or around any part of male or female genitalia including:

  • Vulva
  • Vaginal walls
  • Cervix
  • Penis
  • Scrotum
  • Perineum

When they are found directly on reproductive organs and the anus they are known as anogenital warts.

People suffering with a form of infectious genital rash usually experience routine itching, discomfort and/or pain in the affected area. This discomfort can be aggravated by abrasion, especially during intercourse and this may cause the bumps to bleed.

Instant Video Calls

Your platform to access fully qualified Doctors for an online health consultation…instantly

Speak to a Doctor now

How does it spread?

HPV is primarily spread via direct human contact, most notably during intimate contact required by vaginal or anal sex. It is rare, but possible to transmit a genital rash via oral sex. The bumps themselves might take several weeks or months to manifest, or may not show up at all, and this can make it difficult to track down which sexual partner you were exposed by.

Treatment for HPV

If you are found positive for HPV after your genital warts test, the following treatments may be recommended by your doctor

The virus is normally destroyed by the body’s immune system over an extended period. The doctor-prescribed treatments you receive will not get rid of the infection, only remove visible bumps for cosmetic reasons.

Note: Over the counter treatments are not appropriate for HPV. Always consult a doctor before pursuing any of these following treatments:

Podophyllotoxin

This is a special lotion that can be applied from home and is most effective on groups of small bumps that you can access without hassle. It is not appropriate for pregnant women.

Cryotherapy

The bumps are physically frozen and chipped off the skin with dry ice or liquid nitrogen. This can often require several consecutive treatments.

ask a doctor online

Laser/diathermic

This is primarily used in cases where there are a large number of bumps on the skin or if other treatments have been ineffectual. This kind of therapy is undertaken by a hospital using general anaesthetic.

Imiquimod cream

A cream that is applied 3 times a week for up to 3 months. It is not appropriate for pregnant women.

Why Instant Consult?

Find out why you should get your referral for a genital warts test from us

With Instant Consult, you can download our FREE phone app, create an account in minutes and speak to a fully qualified doctor online, through video call, all without leaving your bed! Say goodbye to waiting rooms, old magazine and rude receptionists – we’re a clinic in your pocket at all times.

Going into a physical clinic can be very embarrassing for many people when they are asking about a potential STI. This is why Instant Consult is so popular with people who want quick, discreet and hassle-free referrals for STI testing that they can take to any diagnostic clinic of their choice.

Download our FREE phone app from the Google or Apple store and speak to a doctor today!

Our Feedback

Great, very friendly. Straight to the point. Beats 1hr waiting at the GP office!!

Jacob

Lane Cove - NSW

5.0
2018-08-31T07:24:06+00:00

Jacob

Lane Cove - NSW

Great, very friendly. Straight to the point. Beats 1hr waiting at the GP office!!
What a lovely platform, couldn't wish for a better experience. Thank you.

Mark

Colyton - NSW

5.0
2018-09-13T02:09:26+00:00

Mark

Colyton - NSW

What a lovely platform, couldn't wish for a better experience. Thank you.
Very helpful and solved my problem. Many thanks.

John

Vale Of Clwydd - NSW

5.0
2018-09-26T00:59:21+00:00

John

Vale Of Clwydd - NSW

Very helpful and solved my problem. Many thanks.
The team was lovely and so helpful.

Emma

Kanahooka - NSW

5.0
2018-10-21T08:08:02+00:00

Emma

Kanahooka - NSW

The team was lovely and so helpful.
Thank you. Will be recommending the service to friends and family. Quick, easy and professional.

Heath

Scarborough - QLD

5.0
2018-10-21T09:23:26+00:00

Heath

Scarborough - QLD

Thank you. Will be recommending the service to friends and family. Quick, easy and professional.
Excellent bedside manner, caring and knowledgeable.

Jo-Anne

Richmond - SA

5.0
2018-11-05T10:12:54+00:00

Jo-Anne

Richmond - SA

Excellent bedside manner, caring and knowledgeable.
Very good experience, thank you.

Matt

Mosman - NSW

5.0
2018-11-05T12:20:36+00:00

Matt

Mosman - NSW

Very good experience, thank you.
I was very pleased with the service. This method of video consults is extremely well presented and I thank you very much.

Kevin

Harristown - QLD

5.0
2018-12-06T12:45:13+00:00

Kevin

Harristown - QLD

I was very pleased with the service. This method of video consults is extremely well presented and I thank you very much.
Thanks for your help when I was not well enough to go out.

Mariko

Millswood - SA

5.0
2018-12-07T07:09:11+00:00

Mariko

Millswood - SA

Thanks for your help when I was not well enough to go out.
Excellent. Very friendly and down to earth.

Steve

Manly West - QLD

5.0
2019-01-05T13:23:37+00:00

Steve

Manly West - QLD

Excellent. Very friendly and down to earth.
The app was very helpful! Highly recommended in a time of need.

Anders

Brisbane - QLD

5.0
2019-01-06T06:23:45+00:00

Anders

Brisbane - QLD

The app was very helpful! Highly recommended in a time of need.
Thank you so much, great service.

Callie

Pacific Pines - QLD

5.0
2019-01-06T07:42:50+00:00

Callie

Pacific Pines - QLD

Thank you so much, great service.
Very friendly and offered great advice.

Fiona

Norwood - TAS

5.0
2019-02-09T07:18:57+00:00

Fiona

Norwood - TAS

Very friendly and offered great advice.
Very thorough and caring - highly recommend the Instant Consult app.

Amber-Lea

Muswellbrook - NSW

5.0
2019-02-09T10:58:59+00:00

Amber-Lea

Muswellbrook - NSW

Very thorough and caring - highly recommend the Instant Consult app.
Great app, to the point and very frank. Exactly what you need.

Sophia

Northcote - VIC

5.0
2019-02-09T12:03:06+00:00

Sophia

Northcote - VIC

Great app, to the point and very frank. Exactly what you need.
The service was effective and helpful.

Sameer

Hoppers Crossing - VIC

5.0
2019-02-10T05:52:56+00:00

Sameer

Hoppers Crossing - VIC

The service was effective and helpful.
Prompt, efficient, and courteous.

Cara

Airport West - VIC

5.0
2019-03-08T08:36:08+00:00

Cara

Airport West - VIC

Prompt, efficient, and courteous.
Excellent quality and service, very attentive. As well as friendly and approachable.

Celynna

Mitcham - VIC

5.0
2019-03-08T11:01:24+00:00

Celynna

Mitcham - VIC

Excellent quality and service, very attentive. As well as friendly and approachable.
Excellent, short and to the point. Very helpful.

Dale

Wyangle - NSW

5.0
2019-03-08T12:07:15+00:00

Dale

Wyangle - NSW

Excellent, short and to the point. Very helpful.
Incredible service. Thank you so much.

Rebecca

Worongary - QLD

5.0
2019-03-08T12:38:45+00:00

Rebecca

Worongary - QLD

Incredible service. Thank you so much.
5
20

Community of Doctors

Australian registered, fully qualified, insured and experienced Doctors right at your fingertips ready for an instant online consult

community of doctors icon