Genital Warts | Complications

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What if I don't get genital warts treated?

Genital warts can grow if you do not get them treated. If you are sexually active, you also risk infecting your partner.

Certain kinds of HPV can cause abnormal cells to grow on the cervix. Sometimes, these cells can become cancerous if left untreated. Other kinds of HPV can cause cancer of the vulva, vagina, anus, or penis.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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