What are Genital or Anal Warts including Causes & Complications
Genital or anal warts are soft fleshy growths. These warts are the most common STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease).
The culprit virus is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).
These are also called condylomata acuminata and venereal warts.
If I talk about 15 years ago, genital warts were only common in USA, Europe, and other developed countries. But nowadays this disease has become very common in India as well.
According to me the reason is modern lifestyle & travelling.
A lot of studies have found that genital warts can cause cancer later in life.
Sometimes during pregnancy genital warts increase in size due to which urination and delivery becomes difficult. Bleeding from warts can also happen during delivery.
Symptoms & Location of Genital & Anal Warts
Generally genital warts, anal warts are painless.
These are of brown, pink, or grey in color.
In males the location is penis, scrotum, thighs, and groin.
In females the location vulva, vagina, and cervix of uterus.
These warts can also affect anal area both in males and females.
If HPV infection has transmitted through oral sex, then genital warts can happen in mouth and in throat.
The appearance of genital warts varies from person to person.
These warts can appear single or in clusters.
They can itch, bleed and discharge can also happen.
How do You Get Genital or Anal Warts?
Genital warts generally affect sexually active males and females.
I have seen in my clinical practice, which I have been doing since 1997, that this problem is more common in 18 to 45 years of age group.
You get genital warts when you have vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex with an infected person. It usually takes 2 to 3 months to develop warts after exposure.
Risk Factors of Genital & Anal Warts
Many factors increase the risk of getting genital warts, for example:
- Sex without condom with multiple partners.
- If you have another STD, then this increases your chance of getting HPV.
- Low immunity due to HIV infection or if the patient is on immunosuppressant drugs like corticosteroids; this will increase your chances to get infection.
- Becoming sexually active at a very young age.
- Anal intercourse.
- Poor personal hygiene.
- Heavy sweating.
In allopathy there is no treatment for genital & anal warts. The reason is once the virus of HPV enters the body, allopathy has no medicine to dislodge it.
A skin specialist can just burn these warts by electrocautery, laser and cryotherapy or he can remove them surgically.
He may give some external creams which need to be applied for months and these creams irritate and harm the skin.
Generally, these creams contain podophyllum resin, trichloroacetic acid, interferon inducers, 5-fluorouracil like chemicals.
But even after doing all this, genital & anal warts come back again and usually worse than before.
As per my long clinical experience, in homeopathy there is amazing and permanent treatment for genital & warts.
Most patients who come to consult me have some history of sexual exposure; for example, a visit to Bangkok, Thailand and so on. Many people get exposed to virus in beauty parlour or spas by using common towels, instruments.
Generally, after exposure genital & anal warts take 2 to 3 months to develop but it varies from patient to patient.
Homeopathic treatment of genital & anal warts is very easy, safe; there are no side effects and medicines are natural.
It is a painless approach as compared to surgery, laser therapy, cryosurgery, electrocautery, and other invasive procedures.
Homeopathic medicines do not kill the virus of HPV but create an environment in the body in which the virus cannot sustain and eventually leaves the body and warts fall off.
Homeopathy basically assists the body’s own immune system to remove the HPV from the body. Best results are expected when patients consult during the early stages.
If genital & anal warts are in advanced state, then it takes time to get relevant results. According to my clinical experience it takes 6 to 18 months to fully recover from genital warts anal warts.
Tips to prevent HPV from spreading
Now, I will give you some tips to prevent genital & anal warts from spreading.
- Testing of sexual partners.
- Avoid sexual activity until the treatment is completed.
- Condoms should be used.
- Eat healthy diet, quit smoking, exercise daily.
- Never do home treatment. Do not apply OTC medicines because genital & anal area is very sensitive, and this may harm you.
- You can apply calendula ointment, thuja ointment. These have natural antibiotic and antiseptic properties.
Number of remedies
There are around 49 medicines in homeopathy for genital & anal warts which are very effective.
Now which of these medicines are to be given, in how much potency, how many times in a day – this is a complicated process which only a highly qualified and experienced doctor can do.
A sensible doctor does not prescribe on the name of the disease genital & anal warts. He takes complete history of the patient, then studies his symptoms properly.
After that he selects the medicines keeping in mind the susceptibility of the patient and decides upon the potency and repetition of medicines.
In genital & anal warts I prescribe for one month and then I review the patient after that. Every month the case is studied again thereby fine tuning the medicines and their potencies.
Name of Medicines?
In this blog, I have not named any medicines, nor I have promoted medicines of any company; because by doing so I will be playing with your health and may harm you. A sane doctor will never do this!