Do genital warts recur after treatment and how is it explained?

Unfortunately, recurrences are common. There is no treatment that ensures against the recurrence of genital warts. Recurrences are annoying and affect patients’ psychology.

Recurrences can be explained by the fact that there is no treatment for the cause of warts. Visible lesions are destroyed, but the virus remains in the body and may create other warts. This is a matter of equilibrium. After the visible warts are removed, infectious lesions remain on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital organs, not visible to the naked eye. It is necessary for your immune system to suppress the virus for the invisible warty lesions to also disappear. It is a question of time. Sometimes it manages to do so and sometimes it doesn’t, in which case we have a recurrence of warts.

It goes without saying that the entire lower genital tract and anal area must be checked each time.

You must be patient and follow your doctor’s instructions.