Anal Warts or Condyloma

Anal Warts or Condyloma

Condyloma Acuminata is commonly referred to as anal warts. This is a condition that can be very painful as well as very embarrassing. Seeking medical attention is necessary to reduce pain and to clear up the problem. You have to be very careful as this type of health problem can be easily spread to others.

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Condyloma is alternately called genital warts, or penile warts, as they can show up on the male or female genitals. They can show up between the thighs, (and rarely) on the lips, Anal Warts or Condyloma: men's portrait_philip_sheldraketongue or throat. When they do they can cause quite a stir.

Images of severe cases are available by clicking on the WIKI link below. Be forewarned –they are not suited for all eyes.

What is it?
Anal warts can be found inside of and around the outside of the anus. It is caused by HPV (human Papilloma Virus). This is a type of STD that is transmitted from one person to the next. It is a myth that you can only get it if you have anal sex. Most people that get anal warts haven’t engaged in such sexual behavior.

Note: This page was last reviewed on 28th of January 2018

Anal warts can cause a great deal of itching. Tiny spots will start to grow and over time they will increase in size and number. As they grow, the anus will start to become sore and itch constantly. There may be a type of discharge from them. Some individuals feel a lump or mass around the anus opening. The use of various body washing products can cause stinging and burning around the anus.

Some have mistakenly thought they had contracted a case of HPV, when attempting to self-diagnose the skin condition known as Pearly Penile Papules or even Fordyce Spots. It is important to get a positive identification for any abnormal skin condition. Early detection and treatment is a key to avoiding bigger problems.

A medical doctor can get a Pos ID on whatever it is. If it turns out to be penile papules or Fordyce’s Spots, it will be a load off your mind, as neither are catchy (communicable).

Is it Communicable?
You have to be very careful not to spread anal warts to the genital area. This can occur if you touch them around the anus and then touch your genitals. It is also easy to spread them to someone else through sexual activity so you need to take measures not to do so. If you have recently had any sexual partners, they should be notified of your concerns so they can take precautions as well.

There are a number of treatments that can be used at home with substances available over-the-counter in pharmacies or in Wal-Mart, for example.

One can reasonably expect success if the condition is caught early-on. In cases that have been allowed to become severe, there is a much more likelihood you will need intervention by a medical professional.

One of the better remedial systems is detailed in an e-book available here.  It is entitled the “5-Day or Less Genital Wart Eradication system.  The introductory information is very comprehensive. Take a look and see if it looks like something worth trying.  Again, it is for people who have warts that haven’t had time to grow and spread.

To my way of thinking, it’s worth a try. A doctor can be brought in at any time if and when needed.

“5-Day or Less Genital Wart Eradication System.”

In more severe cases …
Anal warts won’t go away on their own, so you must seek medical attention for them. The sooner you have them removed the better as they will continue to multiply and to get larger. The risk of anal cancer increases the longer the warts are in place. If you contact your doctor when the warts are still small, a topical medication will be given. Follow the directions for how much to apply and how often.

The use of liquid nitrogen may be offered in the doctor’s office. This process freezes the warts. The worst case scenario is that they have to be removed through minor surgery. This process involves either burning the warts or cutting them off. Internal warts must be removed from the anus surgically. Your doctor will also look at the penis or vaginal region to make sure the warts haven’t spread to such locations.

If surgery is necessary, it is done in the office and you can go home the same day. You will be given a local anesthesia. You will have pain medicine to take for a couple of days afterward. Full recovery can take from a few days to a few weeks. It depends on the individual and the severity of the anal warts. If there is a significant outbreak, the removal may have to be done in stages and then repeated until they are all eliminated.

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4 Responses to “Anal Warts or Condyloma”

  1. Keesh says:

    Oh god.. I was hoping what I had was pearly penile papules, but I’ve read about both on this website and the itching symptom suggests that I actually have anal warts. I really don’t have the money or the time to deal with this right now, but it’s not like I can let it get any worse either. This really, freaking sucks.

    • Stewart says:

      Keesh -I hope you are seeing a doctor soon. It’s not a good idea to take the ostrich approach to these things.

      Dave S

  2. Robert says:

    What I have in my anus definitely looks like anal warts, but then it didn’t hurt at all for a while. I’ve had it for about two weeks and it didn’t hurt for the first 10 days or so. It’s only recent that it started itching and burning a little, but I wonder if that has to do with me scratching it. I hate going to the doctor, so I may give the 5 day genital wart eradication system a shot, but then maybe I should a visit a doctor soon. I just hate going to the hospital so much.

    • Stewart says:

      Robert –

      Do the right thing. You need an expert diagnosis.
      I appreciate you visiting our website but, you need to get checked out by a medical professional -from the sounds of it.

      What you don’t want to do is wait until it gets worse. And, you don’t want to infect anyone else. Be careful with that.
      All the best,

      Dave S

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