Anal Warts

Warts of any kind can be embarrassing to talk about. Anal warts can require treatment from your colorectal expert so you can achieve relief and prevent them from coming back. At ACE Clinic, you can count on an effective, professional approach.

What are Anal Warts?

Anal warts are small growths on the skin of the anal area. They can be very small or undetectable, but they can grow larger or cover more area if left untreated. They’re generally painless and you may not know you have them if they don’t cause any symptoms. Untreated anal warts can increase your risk of developing anal cancer, so it’s important to see a colorectal expert as soon as possible.

What are the Symptoms of Anal Warts?

Anal warts can sometimes be seen – they may look like small bumps on or near the anus that are lighter than the rest of the skin. You may be able to feel them. They can also cause symptoms like:

  • Itching
  • Discharge
  • Bleeding

What Causes Anal Warts?

Warts are caused by infection from certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Most strains of HPV are harmless and don’t cause any symptoms. Others can cause warts or even cancerous growths. Warts can also develop on the entire genital area. Since anal warts are caused by HPV infection, you may develop them because you came into contact with someone who carries the human papillomavirus.

What Are My Treatment Options for Anal Warts?

Your colorectal expert will first determine the severity of your infection by also checking inside the anal canal for any warts. There are a range of treatment options available depending on the severity. This might include topical medications, or surgery.

Anal Warts Outlook and Steps to Take

Warts can still come back after removal and treatment, so it’s important to regularly check and meet with your colorectal surgeon if you notice any new lesions. Generally, the outlook for anal warts is good.

The best way to treat anal warts is to prevent them from occurring, so make sure to practice safe sex, avoid sexual contact with people who have warts, and get the HPV vaccine if indicated.

Schedule an Appointment

Anal warts can be embarrassing to seek treatment for, but our experienced team is here to help. To get started and learn more about your options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online contact form.

Meet the Doctors

Drs. Hekmat Hakiman and Arpit Patel are leading colorectal surgeons in the greater Phoenix area. As part of our experienced team at ACE Clinic, they can provide exceptional care with a compassionate and friendly approach to colorectal health. Drs. Hakiman and Patel are dual board-certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery, and both completed their fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX before founding their physician-owned practice in Chandler, AZ. We hope you’ll feel exceptionally welcome during your time at Arizona Colorectal Experts and look forward to helping meet your health care needs.

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