Internal anal warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is a visible symptom of an infection caused by one or more HPVs. Genital Warts may be classified into internal warts, intra anal warts, and perianal warts. The mucous membranes of the vagina, urethra, anus, and mouth are usually affected by internal warts. Intra anal warts usually occur among those who had anal intercourse. Perianal warts, on the other hand, can affect both men and women without any history of anal intercourse. Those suffering from internal anal warts very often experience pain during intercourse, discomfort, bleeding, etc.
Treatment of these warts will help in reducing the chances of spreading the infection. There are some misconceptions involved with the treatment of warts. Some people are of the opinion that the treatment of warts also reduces the chances of cervical and genital cancer. But this is not so. There are various methods of treatment available. However, determining the type of treatment that would be best suitable for you will depend on the factors such as the size, area, number, and the shape of the hemorrhoids. There is also the preference of the patient to consider.
Things to Know
- Removal of warts may prevent the transmission of warts however, it is not always effective.
- The shape and size of Genital warts may vary in shape and size. It may be just a single bump or multiple clusters.
- Sometimes warts may not visible. For instance, internal warts that occur within the anus or vagina may not be visible. The person carrying them may not experience any such symptoms.
- To lower the chances of contracting genital warts, it is advisable to use condoms or a dental dam whenever you have sex. Using a physical barrier is the most effective way to prevent the transmission of warts.
When Should You Contact the Doctor?
If you doubt that you have genital warts then it is best to consult a doctor. They will help in confirming whether you have warts or not and will be able to advise you on the best possible treatments available. It is also advisable to talk about your condition with your partner as this will be helpful in protecting your partner from getting the infection.
Genital warts are fairly common and as such do not pose any major risks. It can be easily treated. At times, these warts tend to disappear over time. However, there is no guarantee that warts will not reoccur even after getting it properly treated. That is to say that there is no immediate cure for the virus. So the best alternative is to manage the symptoms so that it doesn’t get transmitted to others.