Genital & Anal Wart Removal
Laser Therapy for Quick Removal and Relief from Genital & Anal Warts
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What the studies say.
Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Treatment of Warts: Report on a Series of 369 Cases
Various treatment methods have been adopted in the management of warts; however, there is still no consensus on first-line treatment. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of warts. Over the course of 1 yr, 369 patients with recalcitrant or untreated warts were exposed to a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The following parameters were used: spot size, 5 mm; pulse duration, 20 msec; and fluence, 200 J/cm2. No concomitant topical treatment was used. In all, 21 patients were lost during follow up; hence, the data for 348 patients were evaluated. The clearance rate was 96% (336 of the 348 treated warts were eradicated). The clearance rate of verruca vulgaris after the first treatment was very high (72.6%), whereas the clearance rate of deep palmopantar warts after the first treatment was low (44.1%). During a median follow-up period of 2.24 months (range, 2-10 months), 11 relapses were seen (recurrence rate, 3.27%). In conclusion, long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser is safe and effective for the removal or reduction of warts and is less dependent on patient compliance than are other treatment options.
What are Genital Warts
Genital warts are small, soft, flesh-colored growths that form on the skin and mucous membranes of the genitals, or in and around the anus. Genital warts may be flat, raised, smooth or cauliflower-like in appearance. They tend to appear in clusters or groupings. It is also possible for them to be so small that they are not visible, and go unnoticed.
Genital warts are often painless. They may cause discomfort or embarrassment. In some cases, they cause itching, discomfort or bleeding after intercourse.
What Causes Genital Warts
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is a very common sexually transmitted disease, and more than 70 strains of HPV exist. It’s important to note that not all HPV causes anal warts.
It’s also very important to note that genital warts are highly contagious. Even when warts are not visible, it’s possible to spread HPV. HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact during intercourse with an infected person. Symptoms may not appear for 6 weeks to 6 months after you become infected. HPV can also pass from mother to child during childbirth.
We do not have a cure for genital warts or HPV. Once you contract the virus, you have it for life. While over-the-counter products exist to care for genital warts from the skin and ease bothersome symptoms, they will not cure you of the condition. HPV lives within the body and is always contagious, even when you do not have symptoms.
The only surefire way to prevent genital warts is to abstain from sex. Condoms can reduce your risk of contracting the HPV virus, but they will not 100% prevent the spread of the condition. If you are sexually active, choosing one partner who has been tested for sexually transmitted diseases and is disease-free can help prevent the condition.