Anal Warts Symptoms
Symptoms of anal warts include the following:
- Small skin growths in the anal area
- Moisture or discharge in the anus
- Itching of the anus
- Occasional bleeding around the anal area
- Painless bumps
- Gray in color
- Generally looks like small cauliflower
- Can also appear in other areas such as the penis or vagina, anal canal, scrotum and rectum
Are Anal Warts Contagious?
Yes, anal warts are contagious. A person who has sexual intercourse with an infected person has 60% chances of acquiring Human Papilloma Virus (HIV) or the virus that causes anal warts.
Treatment for Anal Warts
- Application of chemical solutions such as bicholaretic acid to the affected area to exfoliate or peel down the warts. This process only takes a few minutes and is usually administered inside a physician’s office.
- Another anal warts treatment is through cauterization. This is conducted by applying local anesthesia to the affected area, then the warts are burnt off.
- It can also be done through surgical process. This is an option offered by specialists to clients who have several warts in different body areas.
Home Remedies For Anal Warts
- While a person is still infected with anal warts, it is highly advisable for him to totally abstain from having sexual intercourse until the treatment is completed.
- The current and even past sexual partners should also be advised to go through a medical checkup for safety precautions and to avoid transmitting the virus to other individuals.