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Anal Warts Or Hemorrhoids
I have a squishy soft lump on my anus. From researching, it sounds like hemorrhoids but could also be anal warts. How can I tell which?
It's more likely: To be a hemorrhoid, as you mentioned. A wart would be a little firmer and not "squishy". You should consult a physician for evaluation and management of this, in case it needs to be treated medically. Sometimes medications work, but other times hemorrhoids require a simple surgical procedure. ...Read more
Suspected anal warts, painful but symptoms more like hemorrhoids except fact that looks like a rash & is spreading towards vagina! Rule anything out?
Rather than: Guessing - recommend gynecological evaluation for accurate identification. Take care. ...Read more
Warts vs blood vesls: Warts r as the picture shows. Hemis r blood vessels the protrude from the rectum. ...Read more
Hi I’m using Condylox for anal warts I am one day in is it normal to develop a black dot on one of the warts?
Drug is working: Podofilox (Condylox) works by killing wart tissue, and dead or dying tissues often turn black. Keep using it as directed. ...Read more
I have internal anal warts now. If I sex after healed with condom does it mean I won't spread it? Should I disinfect anus to stop spreading to myself?
Would not: Put a disinfectant on or in your anus. ...Read more
Topical or destructi: Treatment is based on the number and extent of the warts. A proctologist should check to see if there are internal verrucae and treat. If they are only external one can use topical treaments including veregen, (sinecatechins) or another agent. Screening for sexually transmitted disease should be done as well. ...Read more
None: There are no home remedies to treat anal warts. If you have them externally, there is a good chance you have them internally as well. If you treat only the external, and not treat the internals, they will recur. They are caused by a virus and are sexually transmitted. You need to see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Anal warts: There is an array of anal lesions that are mistaken for warts. Some may be external hemorrhoids, whereas others may be caused by such infections as syphilis. Correct diagnosis prior to treatment is paramount. If those are indeed hpv caused anal warts, available treatment methods include cryotherapy, imiquimod, and occasionally excision (surgical removal). ...Read more
You could: But one does not confirm the other. Other than both being potentially transmitted by sexual intercourse you could have one or the other or both or any other of a number of sexually transmitted infections. Best to be honest with your doctor about your activity and get the proper testing done. ...Read more
HPV: Hpv infection causes warts. More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus (hpv) exist. Different types of hpv infection can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 40 different strains of hpv that specifically affect the genital area. Vaccines can help protect against the strains of genital hpv most likely to cause genital warts. Your doctor may be able to diagnose hpv. ...Read more
Several treatments: Usually the warts if they are multiple are treated with a topical product eg. Podophyllin, Aldara (imiquimod) or zyclara, 5fu, topical tca with mixed results. They can also be destroyed with liquid nitrogen, electrocautery. Co2 lasers etc. You need to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Take pain meds given: Apply ice packs. Soak your bottom in warm water after each bm. It usually takes few days for the pain to go away. Take stool softeners as well so you don't have to strain which can make the pain worse. Goodluck! ...Read more
Many treatments: The treatment of internal warts may take the form of many modalities. Most office-based treatments such as laser irc cryo or tca all carry a 60 to 70% clearance rate the only treatments which carries a greater than 90% treatment rate. Involves a minor surgery in which they are cut and then the bases are burnt. Come see me in fort lauderdale. ...Read more
Genital warts: Don't have to, most of the time partner have genital warts, as it is due to hpv human papilloma virus infection, the could have been transmitted by some other way, from hand, towels toilet seat etc you and your partner should see your doctor for examination and treatment, and use prophylaxis till cured. ...Read more
Anal warts are common - caused by hpv virus. They are not dangerous but they are contagious.
Treatment depends on how many you have. A few can be coagulated or frozen in the office with local anesthesia. If many are present, a trip to the operating room may be needed. A few are often left after a first treatment. So a second procedure is often needed.
Eventually all will be gone.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Various: Things like chemical cauterization if all are external and no internal warts. Aldara (imiquimod) can sometimes be effective for both internal and external. Surgical excision of both internal and external is also an option. See a colon and rectal surgeon for recommendations of the best method in your particular case. ...Read more
Yes has to be: Concerned, anaal wart is a sign of HPV infection, you may have genital warts as well, if present may lead to carcinomas (and anal) n futures. Must see your doctor and get it treated, at 24 possibly you still could be a candidate for vaccination for 3 other geno types (you already has one type) ...Read more
It is possible.: Most STD 'anal' warts are not smooth they are usually irregularly shaped. It is hard to answer your question without seeing the lesion. If it is an Anal wart, it needs treated ASAP before more form. They can always come back, so after treatment keep checking for recurrences and get treated early. ...Read more
I've recently developed internal anal warts. Will they clear on their own or is therapy required?
Anal warts: I'm a gyn so I usually only treat external warts, but they do sometimes resolved spontaneously. However, you probably need to see a colorectal surgeon or at least general surgeon to see how extensive these are. Treatment usually involves some sort of ablation of them. Aldara (imiquimod) is only really for external use. Your best bet for spontaneous resolution is condom use. It reduces viral load. ...Read more
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