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Anal Warts

Treating anal warts

Anal warts are an indicator of a human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. HPV spreads through sexual contact. Over 40 strains of the HPV can cause warts in the genital region.

Dr. Howard Kaufman, Dr. Gabriel Akopian, and Dr. Juliane Golan at Huntington Colorectal Surgeons have extensive experience treating anal warts in men and women. We are one of the leading treatment providers for anal warts in Pasadena.

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How do anal
warts form?

Anal warts develop inside and around the anus, usually due to unprotected intercourse with an HPV-infected individual. The warts are as small as pinheads and may grow in size if the infection worsens. They can occur in clusters. They can range in color from peach to yellow and they can also be black. You will be more susceptible to anal warts if:

  • You have unprotected sex.
  • You have multiple sexual partners.
  • You are already HPV infected.
  • You have weak immunity that makes you more vulnerable to HPV infection.

However, unprotected sex isn’t always responsible for anal warts. You may develop these warts if you exchange bodily fluids with an HPV-infected individual through non-sexual contact, such as touching the infected bodily secretions with your hand and accidentally grazing your anal region.

What are the signs
for anal warts?

If you notice the following signs and symptoms, please visit our Pasadena colorectal surgeons immediately:

  • Itching and burning sensation in and around the anus.
  • Discomfort and pain during a bowel movement.
  • Presence of sudden discoloration or tiny growths on the anus.
  • Mucous-like discharge from the anus.
  • Bleeding during defecation.
  • A lumpy mass in the anal region (you can feel this through touch).

Anal warts are highly infectious. You may unconsciously spread the infection to your partner if you have intimate contact before seeking treatment. Our experts at Huntington Colorectal Surgeons empathize with your worries about anal warts. We are committed to helping you lead a life of dignity and happiness. We are one of the leading anal warts treatment providers in the San Gabriel Valley. You can count on us for premium-quality care.

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Treating anal warts

Anal warts can be treated with multiple methods:


There are specially-formulated topical medications available which can be used to reduce the size of anal warts and to eliminate them. You will be put on a medication schedule that you will need to follow until anal warts disappear.


Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze warts and shrivel them. Once warts become dry, they automatically fall off your body.


In some cases, location, size, and number of anal warts may require surgical removal. This can be done in our office or in a surgery center depending on each patient’s specific needs.

After the treatment, we will prescribe appropriate medications to manage any pain or difficulty with bowel movements.

Feel free to consult us if you have any questions about after-treatment care.

Examining anal warts

Anal warts are usually diagnosed through a visual examination and can be seen in and around the anus. However, if the warts are deep in the rectum, we may use an anoscope to get a better look at them.

To prevent a recurrence, our surgeons also consult with you about your sexual history and medical history. We then create a bespoke treatment to clear up warts and protect you from future infections.

Contact us for more information about treatment for anal warts at Pasadena‘s Huntinton Colorectal Surgeons.


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