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How Do I Know If I Have 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.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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 »

what does having anal warts mean to me and my sex partners

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reoccuring anal warts

Dr.Frascino, I was exposed to HPV many years ago. Had extensive anal surgery to remove the warts.... Read more »
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surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
...I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I am about to have surgery for anal warts that I have in my anal canal. I was wondering if anyone else has had the outpatient surgery and tell me wht it's like post-op. Read more »

anal warts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
do gynecologists perform anal pap smears or check for warts back there? I think I may have them Read more »

Wanting to be a bottom again

Posted by ONLYME, 1 Reply
...I have been a btm all of my gay life up until 2 years ago when i discovered i was poz and had anal warts inside in out. I have had 7 painful laser surgeries to remove the warts which has cause some scaring around the anus. However Read more »