Anal Wart Surgery
Pronounced: A-nahl wart SUHR-jah-reeEn Español (Spanish Version)
Anal warts are found around and inside the anus. They are caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Anal wart surgery is a procedure to remove or destroy anal warts.
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The surgery is done to remove or destroy anal warts if other treatments, like applying medicines, are unsuccessful or not advised. Surgery may also be ideal if there are many warts or if the warts are large. If warts are not removed, they can become bigger and multiply. Warts may also lead to an increased risk of cancer in the affected area.
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD
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