Penis warts are a painful and embarrassing problem, and they can be notoriously challenging to deal with. While they are not life-threatening, they can make it extremely difficult to have a normal sex life, and the right approach to penis care is essential. Unfortunately, most men who have experienced this problem are not about to discuss it with their friends and neighbors, so it can be hard for men with newly discovered warts to know what to do next – aside from the obvious visit to the doctor.

For men like this, it can be reassuring to hear from someone who has had a similar experience. A wart sufferer who we will call Adrian tells his story.

Sudden Appearance

Adrian became sexually active at a young age, and throughout his life, he was lucky with the ladies. As a result, he had many different sexual partners, and he wasn’t always careful about using protection.

“I always considered myself pretty healthy and pretty lucky, so especially when I had been with a girl for a long time, I’d start to skip the condoms,” he says. “Everything was fine for a while, but after we broke up and I started dating someone new, I noticed that I had a bunch of warts on my penis.”

The warts came as a surprise to Adrian, because his new girlfriend had assured him that she had a clean bill of health, and he had not seen anything out of the ordinary.

Before he even saw a doctor about the problem, Adrian turned to the Internet to find out whether his suspicions about the bumps were correct.

“They looked like tiny, flesh-colored bites all along the base of my penis,” he says. “They didn’t hurt or bleed or anything, but they were sure ugly. And I had warts on my hands before, so I knew what they were as soon as I saw them.”

A Visit With an Expert

Many men in Adrian’s situation are embarrassed about the idea of seeing a doctor and attempt to treat their warts at home with DIY techniques such as:

– Burning them;

– Snipping them off with scissors;

– Applying tea tree oil;

– Attempting over-the-counter wart removal oils.

“I didn’t want to try anything stupid like that,” Adrian explains “I’m not a big fan of pain, especially down there, and I was afraid of doing the wrong thing. I figured that a doctor could give me a good diagnosis and a treatment that wouldn’t be so risky or painful. I made an appointment right away.”

At his appointment, Adrian’s doctor told him that the warts were probably caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), but that he could go through a biopsy in order to be sure. He chose to proceed with treatment as though he had HPV.

“I had several treatments with liquid nitrogen, and while it wasn’t exactly comfortable, it didn’t hurt as much as I expected it to,” he says. “I also had a cream I applied at night to deal with the bumps that were left behind.”

The treatments went on for several weeks, he says, and Adrian was encouraged to refrain from sex during that time. “I think that was the hardest part!” he says.

Moving Forward

Now that Adrian is bump-free, he is free to return to his old habits. But he’s changed many things about his life. First of all, because he has had the warts, he is likely still a carrier for the virus, and chances are good that he could pass the condition on to another partner.

To avoid this issue, he says, “I always talk about STDs with my partners, for starters. I tell them about what happened to me in the past, and I ask about their health status. I don’t want to go through this again or do it to someone else, so I’m just more careful. And I always, always, always wear a condom.”

Adding a penis health crème could also be helpful for health-conscious men like Adrian. These products (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can keep penile skin soft and smooth, so it can perform with ease and deliver intense pleasure, while the vitamins and minerals nourish vital tissues and slow down the signs of aging. A crème like this isn’t a treatment for warts, and it can’t prevent them but it could be a perfect compliment to a healthy lifestyle for any man.

For additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ, visit John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.