Men who regularly inspect their member as part of a regular male organ health regimen (and that should include all men) are on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary – a rash, discoloration, growths, etc. One thing to be looking for is manhood bumps, any raised areas of the skin that were not there previously. Manhood bumps can arise for a multitude of reasons, and very often are no cause for alarm. Sometimes, what may initially appear to be manhood bumps may in fact be male organ warts – and these need to be identified.
Male organ warts
How does a guy know if manhood bumps are actually warts? Male organ warts are more commonly called midsection warts, as they may appear anywhere in the midsection area or in or around the posterior. They are small and usually skin-colored or grayish in color. They tend to be raised and flat in top, resembling warts commonly found on other parts of the body. Often they appear in clusters.
Almost all member warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Many people have heard about HPV and its link to cancer in recent years. Most of the time (but not necessarily all of the time), the forms of HPV that cause midsection warts have a lower link to cancer development.
Male organ warts are considered a social disease, because the transmission of HPV almost always is through sensual means. It is the most common social disease transmitted by way of a virus. (BTW, 20% of individuals with these warts also have another form of social disease.)
Male organ warts are enormously contagious; it is easy to become infected after just one sensual encounter with a person who has them. The use of barrier protections can cut down on the risk of infection significantly, as can being vaccinated against HPV.
Complicating matters are two facts: (1) Many people who become infected with HPV don’t develop warts and so they may be unaware of the infection, and (2) many people who become infected may not develop warts for months after they contract the infection. And a person can pass on the infection even if they do not have warts.
There are numerous treatments that might remove male organ warts. These include chemical treatments, applied once a week in a clinic setting for several weeks; at-home crème treatments, again for several weeks; or physical removal of the warts. The latter takes several forms, including freezing or burning the warts off, which should be conducted by a medical professional.
It’s important to note that over-the-counter medications for removing warts are designed for warts which appear on other parts of the body; a man should not use them to remove male organ warts, lest he suffer serious skin damage.
Even after male organ warts are removed, the virus that caused them is likely to still be present in the body. It’s important to discuss this with a doctor to determine what steps to take to decrease the likelihood of transmission of the virus or what to do if warts recur.
Manhood bumps, whether in the form of warts or not, are never a pleasant experience for a man. Often maintaining overall member health can help lower the likelihood of manhood bumps, so be sure to regularly use a top notch male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Since bumps often come with some degree of soreness, choose a crème that includes a pair of potent moisturizers, such as a high-end emollient (Shea butter is excellent) and a natural hydrator (look for vitamin E). It also pays to select a crème with vitamin D, which has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common manhood health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.