Anal Warts - Symptom, Causes & Treatment
Anal warts are also known as condyloma acuminata. Anal warts is a condition where small warts occur in or around the rectum. They may start as tiny spots, as small as a pin head, and may grow larger than the size of a pea. In women the warts occur on the outside and inside of the vagina , on the opening ( cervix ) to the womb ( uterus ), or around the anus.
Condyloma acuminatum is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. The HPV is very contagious. Anal warts are usually transmitted through direct sexual contact with someone who is infected with condyloma acuminata anywhere in the genital area, including the penis and vagina.
Common treatment for anal warts are:
If warts are very small and are located only on the skin around the anus, they can be treated with medications, which are applied, directly to the surface of the warts. Other treatment includes -
- medications (for small warts) - Must be conducted by a doctor to prevent injury to the normal skin surrounding the warts.
- surgical removal (for large warts)
- laser surgery