Anal Warts Treatment New York City

The Anal Wart Treatment Specialists of New York City give you the facts!

What are anal warts?

Anal warts are small growths that affect the area around and inside of the anus. They start off as small growths and can grow to the size of a pea.

What are the symptoms of anal warts?

Usually, they do not cause any discomfort or pain. However, they can be associated with itching, bleeding, mucus discharge, and the feeling of a lump in the anal region.

What are the causes of anal warts?

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is spread from person to person by direct contact. It is a an STD. Patients may transmit the virus during sexual intercourse. Heterosexuals and homosexuals are at risk. Anal intercourse is not necessary to spread the virus, although it is one cause.

Should anal warts be removed?

Yes, otherwise they grow and lead to an increased risk of cancer.

What treatments are available?

Depending on the size, there are many different treatments. IRC (see below), liquid nitrogen, topical antiviral medications, and surgery ranging from simple to more advanced.

Can anal warts be removed in the doctor's office?

Treatment of course is based upon the individual situation. Generally, we treat the lesions that are not surgical candidates (too large) with the IRC. Any surgical candidates will be evaluated by colorectal surgeon and we will work with them to formulate the best plan.

The Top 5 questions people ask about anal warts

Having treated plenty of anal warts over the years at their New York City GI practice, Drs. Schwarz and Ammirati have heard every possible question about anal warts from patients. Here is a compilation of the top 5 questions people ask about anal warts and the answers to those questions.

1) Is removal painful? No, removal is not painful. There will be mild pain after removal for external warts. A topical cream and Tylenol are all that is needed for almost all patients.

2) Will anal warts come back? Usually not after treatment with IRC. If there is recurrence we can retreat with IRC or topical medicine.

3) How long does the procedure take? The IRC procedure takes 6-8 minutes. The total time in the office will be under 1 hour.

4) I'm worried about cancer. Should I be? Unfortunately HPV and anal warts are linked to an increased risk of anorectal cancer. We will perform an exam during consultation. We may decide to perform a colonoscopy and/or an anal PAP smear.

5) Is the IRC a safe procedure? Yes as the treatments are superficial. Risks are extremely small.

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We are a fully accredited facility with New York State through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. We have an anesthesiologist present in our facility as well as all required emergency equipment and medicines.

Our Physicians are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. To learn more about our physicians click on the links below to be directed to their full biography page.

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We are a fully accredited facility with New York State through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. We have an anesthesiologist present in our facility as well as all required emergency equipment and medicines.

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