How Common Are Anal Warts

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anal warts

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I just discovered theses coliflower things around my rectum. I'm curious and want to know if they are deadly. I think its anal warts. Also is fever and weakness symptoms of anal watrs? They are very itchy and my stool is...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Stephanie,Thanks for this important question.Yes, these sound like anal warts or condyloma. These can be caused by a virus called HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). HPV is very common (over 100 million infected Read more »

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