Anl Warts

Anl Warts
Created by host on 8/15/2015 5:23:51 AM


About Anal Warts

About anal warts 

   Anal Warts - Colorectal Disease  Anal Warts Image - Colon Rectal Diseases

  Whatare Anal Warts?

Anal warts (also called"Condyloma Acuminate") are a relatively common and bothersomecondition that affects the area around the anus. They may also affect the skinof the genital area. They first appear as tiny blemishes, perhaps as small asthe head of a pin, and may grow larger than the size of a pea. Usually, they donot cause pain or discomfort to afflicted individuals. As a result, patientsmay be unaware that the warts are present.

  Where do thesewarts come from?

They are thought to be caused by thehuman papilloma virus which is relatively contagious. The virus can betransmitted from person to person, almost always by direct contact.

  Do these wartsalways need to be removed?

Yes. If they are not removed, thewarts generally grow larger and become more and more numerous. In addition,there is evidence that these warts can become cancerous if left untreated for along time.

  What treatmentsare available?

If warts are very small and arelocated only on the skin around the anus, they can be treated with medications,which are applied directly to the surface of the warts. This method, whilerelatively simple in concept, must be carried out with great care and precisionby a physician to prevent injury to the normal skin surrounding the warts. Thismethod usually requires several applications performed at various intervalsover several weeks.

Another form of treatment involvesmore rapid destruction of the warts using electrical cautery, surgical removalor a combination of the two. Laser surgery may also be used but has no advantageover other treatments. These procedures provide immediate results but must beNovocain - or a general or spinal anesthetic, depending on the number and exactlocation of warts being treated.

Warts inside the anal canal usuallyare not suitable for treatment by medications and in most cases need to betreated by cauterization or surgical removal.


  Most Ihospitalized for treatment?

No. almost always, the cautery andexcision technique can be performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient cango home after the procedure.

  How much time will I losefrom work after a cautery treatment?

This depends on each individualsituation and the extensiveness of warts removed. Most people are moderately,and pain medication may be prescribed. Depending on the extent of the disease,some people return to work the next day, while others may remain out of workfor several days.

 Will a single treatment cure the problem?

Not in most cases, unfortunately.Even with the cautery and surgical treatments that immediately destroy existingwarts, many patients develop new warts after treatment. This occurs becauseviruses that cause the warts can live concealed in tissues that appear normalfor up to six months or longer before another wart develops. New warts will oftendevelop from the virus that was already present in the tissue, but these arenot recurrences of warts already treated.

As new warts develop, they usuallycan be treated in the physician's office, using either a chemical solution orthe electrical cautery procedure. These treatments are performed every fewweeks initially, then less frequently as new warts become smaller and lessnumerous.

Sometimes new warts develop sorapidly that office treatment would be quite uncomfortable. In the thesesituations, a second and occasionally third outpatient surgical visit may berecommended..

  How longtreatment is usually continued?

Follow-up visits are necessary forsome months after the last wart is observed to be certain that no more wartsoccur from viruses living in the cells of skin.

  What can bedone to avoid getting these warts again?

In some cases, warts may recurrepeatedly after successful removal, since the virus that causes the wartsoften persists in a dormant state in body tissues. Following are tips to avoidrecurrence and reinfection:

Continue observation for severalmonths after the last wart has been spotted to improve the chances that boththe warts and the underlying virus that causes them have been eliminated.

Abstainfrom sexual contact with individuals who have anal (or genital) warts. Sincemany individuals may be unaware that they suffer from this condition, sexualabstinence or limiting sexual contact to marriage relationships will reduceyour potential exposure to the contagious virus that causes these warts. As aprecaution, sexual partners ought to be checked, even if they have no symptoms.

If you have any question or you need additional images, films,articles or etc. please send an Email to , I will be glad to help you.



Copyright2009-2014  Saviz Inc. All rights reserved.



There is no comments. To be the first to make a comment...