Anal Warts

Sometimes called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) or condylomata.

There are many different strains of virus.

They cause multiple small lumps which may grow to become large & pedunculated with a granular surface.

They may extend up the anal canal and rectum.

They are highly infectious and related to genital warts.

They often recur after treatment.


local applications (eg podophyllin paint) – may make them shrivel away

liquid nitrogen – freezing/thaw sequence – also may be effective

diathermy under anaesthetic

surgical excision with diathermy