Anal Warts. You Think That You Have Them. What Should You Tell Your Doctor?
If you believe that you have anal warts, then it is time to see your proctologist, also known as a colon and rectal surgeon. The warts are contagious and you need to have them treated. As there are many strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV), you may have more than one of the strains. Some of the strains are strongly linked to the development of anal cancer. Again, the warts are contagious and you need to have them treated.
So, you pick up the phone and schedule your first consultation with a physician. What should you be prepared to tell you doctor?
Important Things To Tell Your Doctor.
- Symptoms. Pain? Bleeding? Discharge. An odor?
- Your sexual history. Number of partners. Any partners having the same problem? Age of first sexual activity. Unprotected sex?
- Medical problems. Other sexually transmitted diseases? Other infections? Medications?
- History of Gardasil® vaccination (the vaccine against HPV)
Important Questions To Ask Your Doctor.
- Do I have warts? What Is my diagnosis?
- Might I have other STD’s?
- What are my treatment options?
- How successful are the treatments?
- Can I transmit anal warts to others?
- When can I resume sex?
- Can the warts recur?
- What will be my follow up?
Importantly, be prepared to ask whatever questions you need to ask in order to fully understand your problem.
Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates
The surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates are board certified experts in treating anal warts and in treating all diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Overcome any embarrassment you may have and call (310)273-2310 to schedule your confidential first visit. You will be relieved once you begin to treat and cure this stubborn problem.