Care must be taken to control the depth of electrocautery to prevent scarring. Removing a large number of warts in this way can be quite painful, so you may be given a regional anaesthetic (where everything below your spine is numbed, similar to an epidural during pregnancy) or even a general anaesthetic. As genital warts are caused by a virus and not bacteria, antibiotics won’t get rid of warts. The warts usually do not cause pain or bleeding. If you have warts inside the tube from which your urine is passed (urethra), the stream of urine may be different, or there may be bleeding.
Related diseases & conditions
How is anal warts transmitted. Although potentially sensitive and difficult to talk about, your doctor may inquire as to the presence or absence of risk factors to include a history of anal intercourse, a positive hiv test or a chronically weakened immune system (medications for organ transplant patients, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc). For details see our. Anal warts first appear as small blemishes or bumps that can grow to very large cauliflower-like growths in and around the anus as well as on the genital area. If symptoms do appear, it can happen over a year after infection. Some people have many around their genitals and anus. Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (hpv).
What are the treatment options for anogenital warts?
If warts are not removed, they can grow larger and multiply. Vaccines are most beneficial before you start having sex. Sometimes, the immune system will clear the virus, and people never even know they had it.