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Are Anal Warts Dangerous? What You Need to Know

Anal warts can be dangerous because they can develop into cancer, so it is essential to have a medical evaluation if they are present.

Anal condylomas can cause annoying pain in the affected area, and even bleeding.

One of the most notable characteristics of these lesions is that they are highly contagious. So, from sexual contact, it is possible to spread this virus to other people.

What is perianal condylomatosis?

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It is a type of genital warts produced as an effect of the Human Papillomavirus, can affect men and women. The most common means of transmission is through sexual interaction.

On the other hand, the presence of genital warts in this area is almost always related to a poor response of the immune system. Immunocompromised individuals tend to be more vulnerable to the effects of this sexually transmitted disease.

When are anal warts dangerous?

The presence of warts in the anus is always a cause for concern, and because of their location, they tend to be very annoying lesions. So, in all cases, it is advisable to seek medical attention.

However, what makes anal warts dangerous is that if untreated, they can lead to cancer. These lesions have the ability to alter cells, thus producing cancerous tissues.

Genital warts take years to turn into cancer, but they are a latent risk that must be corrected or avoided. Fortunately, today there are many ways to remove anal warts.

How are these lesions diagnosed?

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The diagnosis is made by a proctologist, who, after an evaluation, can determine the cause and type of lesion. However, there are some signs that suggest the presence of genital warts.

For example, anal warts can cause bleeding after defecating, this is due to the abrupt contact with the affected area. This is extremely dangerous because, due to the area where they are located, the possibility of an infection increases.

There is another test known as colposcopy, which is performed to identify internal genital warts and to verify if they have produced cellular alterations.

How are anal warts removed?

The specialist doctor is the one who can suggest how to approach each case, as it takes into account several factors. For example, if the lesion is small and there are few, the specialist can treat it with creams.

For example, a 0.5% podophyllin cream can help progressively reduce warts in the anal area. Like this, there are many other creams that help eliminate lesions in this area.

It is possible that the specialist recommends combining a topical treatment with treatment to strengthen the immune system.

Finally, in the case that the lesions are internal in the anal canal, they may need a surgical procedure to be combated.

Lastly… what should you do?

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Dr. Amy Wilson

Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Wilson. Dr. Amy Wilson, born in the United States, obtained her medical degree from Lincoln University School of Medicine. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, she’s dedicated 15 years to women’s health, becoming a distinguished gynecologist and serving in various U.S. medical institutions.


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