What are Anal Warts?
Anal warts are uncommon skin infection also known as Condylomata acuminata. Warts are benign tumors of the epidermis.They are caused by virus known as human papilloma virus (HPV).
Anal Warts are tiny, pinhead sized blemishes around the anus for sometime now and thought they'd go away on their own. But that did not happen, in fact, these small bumps grew to become pea-sized. This relatively common and bothersome condition does not appear as anal wart alone; it may present itself as anal genital wart, common warts on hands and plantar warts on the feet too.
What causes Anal Warts?
Anal Warts are caused by the virus called human papilloma virus (HPV) .
Treatment of Anal Warts
Anal wart treatment generally includes topical chemical solutions, topical anti-viral solutions, immunotherapy, cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen), surgical removal and electro-surgery. Common methods for Warts treatment are:
- If they are very small and are located only on the skin around the anus, they can be treated with medications, which are generally applied directly to the surface of the warts .
- for larger warts another form of treatment is used in which warts are rapidly destructed using surgery.
- Laser surgery : This may also be a good option but generally not prescribed.
- When the warts are more extensive , a general anaesthetic or alternatively deep sedation given by an injection followed by a local anaesthetic into the anal area to make the treatment free from pain.
Symptoms of Anal Warts
- Anal Warts appear as bumps or growths which may be whitish or skin colored . They can be flat or raised, single or many, small or large.
- They are usually found in and around the anus and commonly group together in clusters .
- They can also become very itchy .
- Minor bleeding may also there occasionally resulting from anal sex or bowel movements.