Molluscum Contagiosum is the name given to another type of genital wart that is less problematic than those caused by HPV. Molluscum Contagiosum warts are caused by a family of viruses called Poxviruses.
Doctors are sometimes able to distinguish Molluscum Contagiosum warts from HPV warts by the way they look. If this is not possible, a microscopic examination of a wart tissue sample may be necessary.
Though Molluscum Contagiosum warts will go away on their own, Doctors have several methods of wart removal they can provide to the impatient patient. Various prescription cream medications are available, as is cryotherapy. There are even some pills which will cause the warts to go away.
Molluscum Contagiosum is not necessarily a sexually transmitted disease. It is possible for a person with warts on their fingers to give themselves warts in other areas of their body (this is called "autoinoculation"). However, it is also possible for people with warts on their body (either in the genital region or anywhere else) to transmit the virus causing those warts during sexual contact. The regular prevention strategies for avoiding transmission of STDs (e.g., condoms and dams, limited sexual partners, etc.) can help to reduce (but never eliminate) the risk of transmitting Molluscum Contagiosum.