Anogenital warts: treatment and removal
Hello my dear readers! In today’s article I’ve decided to tell you about how to cope effectively and safely for life with such an intimate problem as anogenital warts.
Many patients face this problem personally, but ashamed to talk about it and ask. So, today the topic of our conversation will be the effective methods for removal of anogenital warts.
What’s this «Anogenital warts»?
Anogenital warts are small tumors that are often attached to the body through a thin thread-legs, among the physicians most often called warts or papillomas.
These tumors have a characteristic localization in the groin, external genitals, near the anus.
The appearance of such tumors is the result of infection with human papilloma virus, which enters the body of the contact, household and sexually.
There are many varieties of this microorganism, each strain of which causes a certain type of wart.
It is worth noting that among all types of virus there are a few that cause malignant neoplasms (16,18,45,56).
For this reason, it is not necessary to remove warts independently on recipes of friends and acquaintances. Before you touch the wart, show it to your doctor, let him in mind of his competence, will deal with the causes, type, and nature of the neoplasm.
Once the virus penetrated the body of the patient, it is not immediately makes itself felt, because it waits for favourable conditions for its propagation and revitalization. Such conditions can be:
- frequent infectious disease;
- a weak immune protection;
- hormonal imbalance;
- venereal disease;
- nervous exhaustion.
Women cause activation of the virus can become pregnancy, which is accompanied by huge hormonal changes.
Speaking of anogenital warts, it is worth noting that often you can become infected during unprotected sexual intercourse, and when visiting public toilets and lack of observance of rules of personal and intimate hygiene.
What is the danger, it would seem such a small and harmless nodules. And that with a constant mechanical injury, warts may degenerate into hotbeds of malignancy.
In this type of tumors, a common complication is cervical cancer in women and penile cancer in men, and cancer of the intestine in both sexes.
In the photo you can see how it looks warts on the genitals.
In men, warts most often localized on the glans penis, in the urethra, less frequently on the penis.
In the pathological process can also involve the scrotum, inguinal folds, perineum, and perianal region.
Women often suffer from large and small labia, vaginal wall, cervix and perianal region.
If to say briefly, the warts appear where the most injured tissue during sexual intercourse. Warts near the anus, in most cases, have partners who are fond of anal sex.
Lose female genital warts poses a real danger to the baby during pregnancy. During the passage of the sexual ways, the baby may be infected with HPV, which causes laryngeal papillomatosis. In such cases, a leading obstetrician can make the decision about the caesarean section.
After the appearance of warts on skin and mucous membranes the skin of the genitals, the patient may not even feel their presence.
But after intercourse, when the result of mechanical action, warts get microtrauma, they can start to become inflamed, sore and even bleeding.
These symptoms can not be ignored, because a permanent impact on growth, could start the process of malignancy, that is reborn in cancer.
The treatment of the disease
To maintain intimate health, your and your partner, you should promptly seek professional medical care.
In this type of tumors, self-removal of the growths is unacceptable, because the mucous membranes are very sensitive to aggressive substances.
The treatment of this disease to be held in the office of the dermatologist, but also genital warts can treat gynecologists, urologists and even surgeons.
It should not be used to remove warts in beauty salons because their sexual health should be entrusted only to highly trained health workers.
It is most efficient to remove the growths with laser beams that only for one procedure removes the body and the root of the tumors.
And with this method virtually eliminated the recurrence of warts. Duration of procedure from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the complexity of the localization and cardinality. According to patient feedback, the procedure is almost painless, but very effective.
After removal of the growth you need to take care of your health from the inside out. With this purpose it is expedient to apply an antiviral and immunomodulatory therapy, which aims at suppressing the virus and enhancing immune defenses.
With traditional medicine all that apply with anogenital warts, so it’s all kinds of tinctures and teas to boost immunity.
Do not experiment with their health, particularly sexual health, experiencing the advice of friends and relatives.
Prevention of disease
To prevent the re-appearance of warts on the intimate places, it is necessary to regularly monitor their health, and perform a number of simple rules, which should become a permanent habit:
- to lead a healthy sexual life.
- during casual sexual intercourse be sure to use remedies;
- to observe the rules of personal hygiene;
- never try and not wear someone else’s underwear, the same applies to bed linen and towels;
- when visiting the public toilets do not sit on the toilet, or to use a special disposable lining;
- balanced diet;
- to play sports and lead an active life;
- avoid stress and think positively.
Regarding the last paragraph of the preventive measures, I want to add that it is scientifically proven that positive people viruses practically not touch.
So make your conclusions, be happy, cheerful and healthy. Up to new meetings!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)