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Can anal warts be pushed in like hemorrhoids?

Can anal warts be pushed in like hemorrhoids?

No: And not all hemorrhoids can be pushed in. Only internal hemorrhoids that prolapse through the anus. Anal warts can be excised surgically, or treated with different topical techniques, like heat, freezing, laser, and other. ...Read more

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The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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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?

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

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Please describe the visble difference between anal warts and hemaroids?

Please describe the visble difference between anal warts and hemaroids?

Warts vs blood vesls: Warts r as the picture shows. Hemis r blood vessels the protrude from the rectum. ...Read more

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What could cause anal warts?

What could cause anal warts?

HPV: Anal warts are caused by a sexually transmitted virus, hpv. You should have these evaluated by your doctor and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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I have anal warts--what should I do for this?

I have anal warts--what should I do for this?

See a doctor: See a doctor. They can be treated, and timing is important, since they're harder to treat if they spread. ...Read more

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What's a remedy for anal wart removal?

What's a remedy for anal wart removal?

Probably best...: To see a dermatologist for this one. Freezing techniques are effective, but surgical excision may be better for you - you will need an evaluation before a recommendation can be made. ...Read more

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Can I get a anal warts or anal condiloma even if I am straight and never have anal sex?

Can I get a anal warts or anal condiloma even if I am straight and never have anal sex?

Yes, possible: To get infected with hpv virus even with out anal sexual contact. But occurs less frequently, make sure to get eradicated, use of vaccination still possible at 21 for other3 sub types, speak to your doctor and get treated ...Read more

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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

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I have had anal warts since 2010. Can I get an over-the-counter medication or is the only option to see a doc?

No OTC: Med will work. See a doctor. Probably a colon and rectal surgeon is the best choice. Long standing warts untreated can convert to a cancer. Treat early. ...Read more

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How can I treat my anal warts?

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

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What are goo d hme remedies for anal warts?

What are goo d hme remedies for anal warts?

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

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How do u get rid of anal warts?

How do u get rid of anal warts?

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

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What can be done for an anal wart?

What can be done for an anal wart?

There are treatments: There are treatments. See a doctor and see what treatment might be right for you. ...Read more

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If I have anal warts do I have hiv?

If I have anal warts do I have hiv?

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

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Are anal warts the same thing as hpv?

Are anal warts the same thing as hpv?

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

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How can I get rid of anal warts quickly?

How can I get rid of anal warts quickly?

See your doctor: There is no quick remedy for anal warts. They might need surgery. If they are small they can be treated with some topical medication. You need to see your doctor to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove anal warts (hpv)?

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

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How can you get treatment for anal warts?

Going to your doctor: Will get rid of them by some type of surgical removal, or chemical application, or deep freezing (cryo), delay will cause spread to inside into anorectal area then makes it difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Anal wart removal pain. How to relieve it?

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

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Internal anal wart removal. How does that work?

Internal anal wart removal. How does that work?

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

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How could I have contracted anal warts without anal sex?

How could I have contracted anal warts without anal sex?

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

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to remove anal warts?

It depends.: 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

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Can you please describe the altrenative treatment of anal warts?

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

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Are anal warts a good sign of infected buttonhole? Should I be concerned?

Are anal warts a good sign of infected buttonhole? Should I be concerned?

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

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Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy. Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Can you get anal warts after a colonoscopy. Can it be transmitted by infected scope?

Anything's possible.: If it can happen it will... But I can find no evidence in the medical literature re: reports of anal warts transmitted by a contaminated colonoscope. First, confirm that anal warts are present please--there are some mimicks. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a single anal wart (smooth, soft)? or is it likely to be something else?

Is it common to have a single anal wart (smooth, soft)? or is it likely to be something else?

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

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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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Is the re-occurrence of anal warts 10 years after the last occurrence likely due to the same infection or a new one?

Either way: Could be new, papilloma virus known to stay dormant for years, possibility of old infection can not be ruled out. Important point is get treated soon. ...Read more

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