Anal warts are small growths that appear around and inside the anal area. The human papillomavirus HPV causes anal warts, which doctors call condylomas. These strains are also more likely to cause anal cancer. However, it is rare for anal warts to indicate the presence of cancer.
What to know about anal warts
Anal Warts (Condyloma) - Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates
What are anal warts? Anal warts, also known as condyloma, are growths found on the skin around the anus rectal opening or in the lower rectum. What causes anal warts? Anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus, which is usually transmitted through sexual contact but not necessarily through anal intercourse. There are many types of human papilloma virus; some cause warts on the hands and feet and others cause genital and anal warts. The same type of warts may occur on the penis, scrotum, vagina or labia. The time from exposure to the virus and growth of the warts is commonly from one to six months, but it can be longer.
Anal Warts (Condyloma)
Use these tools to manage your health care profile across the Adventist Health System. Anal warts, condyloma acuminata, affect the area around and inside the anus. The warts first appear as tiny growths, as small as a pinhead, eventually growing to the size of a pea. Your doctor will start with a complete medical history to determine the frequency and duration of your symptoms. If warts are very small and are located only on the skin around the anus, they may be treated with a topical medication.
Hemorrhoids, anal warts and anal fistulas are 3 different types of growths or spots that can appear in or around the opening of the anus. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. Hemorrhoids can form inside the rectum or under the skin by the anus. Anal warts are caused by the human papilloma virus HPV , which is a sexually transmitted disease. Typically, they grow in and around the anus or the genitals.