Anal Warts, also called condyloma acuminata, are the most common sexually transmitted disease and it affects both men and women. Anal warts are growths that can occur in the skin around the genitals and anus. Some may even be inside the anal canal and these types of warts are observed predominantly in persons who have had receptive anal intercourse, although these can also occur in men and women who do not have a history of anal sexual contact. Anal Warts should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.
Studies have found that people affected with anogenital warts are at an increased risk for developing anal cancer. The risk of cancer development increases further in those who are immunosuppressed or have an infection with HIV.
Affected individuals usually do not have symptoms and because of this, they may be unaware that they have anogenital warts and risk transmitting the disease to others. Those who have symptoms may experience itching, bleeding, mucus discharge and/or a feeling of a lump or mass in the anal area.
The NYC anal warts removal doctors offers various modalities for the treatment of anogenital warts, and in most cases these lesions can be treated in the office. Factors that influence selection of treatment include wart size, wart number, anatomic site of the wart, wart morphology, patient preference, cost of treatment, convenience, adverse effects, and provider experience.