The proctologists of the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach & Huntington Beach are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment (removal) of anal warts. Anal warts are small growths of skin that appear around the anus. They can be removed and may be cut away using a surgical blade, a laser, or a heated instrument, depending on their size and location. Anal warts are most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) – which our proctologists can test you for – and are usually transmitted through sexual contact but not necessarily through anal intercourse.
Many people infected with HPV have no symptoms and no anal warts, but are still contagious. The anal warts are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or (rarely) oral sex with someone who is infected.
What are anal warts?
Anal warts are small growths which can appear in the internal and the external part of the anus. Although they are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is an STD, the act of anal intercourse is not a necessary prerequisite for developing anal warts. Anal warts present as small (but may develop into large) warts that ultimately cover the anal area and the skin around the genitalia.
What are the symptoms of anal warts? Many individuals with anal warts are either unaware that they have them, or are too embarrassed to seek treatment. If left untreated, anal warts can precipitate further symptoms including:
- Mucus discharge
- Feeling of a lump or mass near the anal area
- Anal cancer
How are anal warts treated and removed by the proctologists?
Anal warts must be removed immediately by the proctologist upon diagnosis, as they could otherwise develop into larger sizes and eventually increase the risk of anal cancer. Treatments include:
- Topical medication
- Outpatient surgery (if necessary)
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, or Newport Beach any and all questions regarding your treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute maintains our philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule an anal warts diagnosis or removal consultation please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647