Can Stress Bring Out Genital Warts

Question

Asked by Lee

Can Stress Bring Out Genital Warts

Can stress bring out the genital warts virus?

Answer

Hi Lee,

Thanks for posting your question. Though I'm not a doctor, and cannot give medical advice, I have had genital warts and think I can answer your question.

In short, yes, stress will always exacerbate symptoms of any health problem. Stress will make your body and immune system weak, and will bring you down overall. So although stress is not the only thing that can trigger an outbreak, it will certainly be a contributing factor to more frequent warts outbreaks.

If you want to learn more, I suggest you check out the Sexual Health site in addition to the Genital Warts page.

PJ

Answered by Penelope James