Unprotected sex can increase your risk of infections, including anal warts. At Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group, the skilled medical providers offer comprehensive, in-office exams to confirm anal warts. They also provide customized treatment plans using medications or surgery to eliminate warts and prevent them from returning. Call the office in Sacramento, Roseville, or Carmichael, California, to schedule an evaluation for anal warts, or book an appointment online today.
Anal warts are small bumps that develop on your anus due to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can spread from one person to another through personal and sexual contact.
Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for anal warts. They also provide resources that lower your risk factors for spreading HPV to others.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group if you have flesh-colored or light brown bumps on the skin near the anus or symptoms like:
You can also have anal warts without pain or other bothersome symptoms.
Your Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group provider examines the skin around your anus to identify bumps and other symptoms. They may also use a small, lighted anoscope to check for warts inside your anal canal.
Untreated warts can grow larger and multiply. They may also increase your risk for anal cancer. Your treatment plan for anal warts depends on their size and location and the severity of the symptoms you experience.
Your Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group provider can prescribe topical or oral medications to treat anal warts. If these strategies aren’t effective, you may need a procedure to burn off the warts with acetic acid.
Surgery may be right for you if you have internal or large external warts.
It’s possible some anal warts come back, even after surgery. Your provider can determine how often you should schedule follow-up visits to check for and treat any new warts that develop.
To prevent future anal warts, limit the number of sexual partners you have and wear a condom during sex. You and your partners should also get tested for HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) regularly and consider the HPV vaccine if you’re at high risk for infection.
Call the Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for anal warts or book an appointment online today.