Anal Warts Treatment

If warts are not treated they will usually grow larger and multiply. Very occasionally if left untreated anal cancer can develop.
For small warts that are few in number topical medications can be effective in treating them. Occasionally liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the warts.
When warts are larger, more extensive or are within the anus itself, surgical treatment is usually required.

The procedure to remove warts is usually carried out under a short anaesthetic. The warts are removed by a combination of cutting and electro-cautery.
The procedures are usually carried out as a day-case. Depending on the extent of the problem some patients feel only mild discomfort and are able to return to work soon after the procedure, whereas others may need longer off work.

For further advice about looking after the area after the surgery, patients can see our advice leaflet “Caring for yourself after minor anal surgery” which can be found in the Patient Information section of our website.

In some cases more than one surgical treatment may be necessary to ensure that the warts are completely eradicated.
Follow-up visits to the clinic are usually required for several months to ensure that warts have not re-grown.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
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