Do anal warts have to be removed surgically?

Warts are small growths on the skin that are a result of a viral infection that affects the top layers of the skin. The virus in question could be any strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). While they are usually harmless and not painful, they can prove to be an embarrassment. On occasion, warts may become painful if subjected to pressure or repeated friction.

Anal warts may be just common warts or genital warts. Genital warts usually occur on the genitals and in the pubic area but may also occur on the anus or in the anal canal. Warts usually occur on broken or damaged skin and direct contact with them or the fluid in warts can cause them to spread. This is especially true in the case of genital warts, which is why you should avoid visiting public areas such as locker rooms while you still have the warts.

If you have warts on your anus then you should consult your doctor who can determine the type of warts that you have and the best course of treatment for you.

Anal warts do not necessarily have to be removed surgically. There are numerous other treatment approaches that can be tried first.

Usually, the first line of treatment for warts is drug therapy. Drugs used include salves containing salicylic acid that are available over the counter. In the case of genital warts, your doctor may prescribe podophyllin or a topical ointment containing podofilox for you to apply.

Other treatments that are available include injecting an anti-cancer drug bleomycin into the wart and medications to boost your immune system.

Surgical options may be considered if standard drug therapy has not worked. One form of surgery is cryosurgery that frezzes the wart and destroys the tissue. Another is electrosurgery that involves burning out the wart using an electric current and laser surgery which uses a laser beam to cut out the wart.

There are also a few nutritional tips including herbal supplements that you can try that may help to reduce symptoms, boost your immunity and prevent a recurrence of the warts.

Eat foods such as almonds, beans, whole grains and green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale that have a high vitamin B and calcium content. Include foods with high antioxidant content like citrus fruits, cherries, tomatoes, squash and bell pepper.

Herbal supplements of the herb Echinacea will help to bolster your immune system in its battle against the virus.



answered by G M

Treatment for anal warts -

  • Nosurgical removal isn't neccessary for anal warts.
  • Homeopathic remedies have good scope to totally cure this .
  • Take Medorrhinum 200 3 doses in powder form one dose per week bed time at night.
  • Or Take thuja 200 5 pills once daily bed time for 5 days then wait and watch resultfor 1 month Or take Nitric acid 200 5 pills once daily bed time for 3 days then wait and watch results for a month.

answered by D M K

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