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Treating Anal Warts

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treating anal warts

hello Dr. Feinberg!I am a 32 y/o gay male who has been living with HIV for ten yrs with no complications.Recently I have been diagnosed with anal warts and have went through fogalization treatments twice. The warts return very quickly. How...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Anogenital warts can be very difficult to control. In addition to fulguration, there are other kinds of treatment that also rely on a destructive process to get rid of the warts. There is a topical medicine called imiquimod (Aldara) which, in my... Read more »

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...HIV rates and other STDs as well, unless immediate public-health intervention takes place. Advertisement Genital/anal warts Genital and anal warts are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Genital warts on the... Read more »
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Genital Warts

Genital warts may appear both externally (e.g., on the penis, anus, or external female genitalia) and internally (e.g., in the anal canal or vagina). These benign, flesh-colored tumors classically appear as a granular,... 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 »

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do gynecologists perform anal pap smears or check for warts back there? I think I may have them Read more »

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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 »