Anal warts? :/

  • AshamedJoe

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    Jan 21, 2015 2:47 PM GMT
    Hey,

    I have kind of an embarrassing thing to ask you guys about. Well, I have a suspicion of contracting anal warts, or something similar. I could only tell by touching my ass when washing it while showering and stuff... So I took a picture, well... icon_redface.gif

    And I'm not really sure, if those are warts, or just that the tissue around my butthole is somehow dried/irritated?

    Here's the pic - I turned it to B&W, just to make it at least a bit classy icon_biggrin.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_redface.gif

    I warn you still! icon_redface.gifhttp://pasteboard.co/vdI6u5W.jpg

    Just to add - I know I should visit a specialist for this, but I don't have time now, so just wanted to ask if you got any clue or similar experience. Thanks.
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    Jan 23, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    At the risk of sounding like someone's mom, you need to stop being a brat, clean your room and MAKE the time to have a professional check it out (wear clean underwear when you go! For the love of God, don't embarrass me by making Dr. Smith think I don't do laundry for my family!). If it is indeed HPV, then diagnosing it now will make it much less uncomfortable when it comes to removing them (freezing, laser or acid). You may also have some internally (in your rectum), which will also have to be treated. Moreover, if you're currently sexually active, you run the risk of passing it on to someone else.

    As a general comment -- and I apologize if it sounds (unintentionally) bigoted -- is it an American thing NOT to go to the doctor to have things checked out because not everyone has health coverage? Or is it just a guy-thing (statistically speaking, men are less likely to go to the doctor for an ailment or issue than women)?
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    Jan 23, 2015 7:17 PM GMT


    Actually, xanadude, I think it is because of their insurance system, too often. Deductibles. Likely a lot of people end up paying cash.

    OP, you have anal warts. Go to a free walk in clinic for STDs and they'll treat them, as well as look inside to see if any are there.

  • Svnw688

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    Jan 24, 2015 7:59 PM GMT
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    I call absolute BS.
  • JKEWTY

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    Feb 02, 2015 8:28 AM GMT
    Yes those look like warts. The good news is that genital warts are only ugly; they have no known negative effects on your health. However, there are other strains of HPV that can cause cancer so it is best to get tested.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Feb 16, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    JKEWTY saidYes those look like warts. The good news is that genital warts are only ugly; they have no known negative effects on your health. However, there are other strains of HPV that can cause cancer so it is best to get tested.


    No negative effects on your health. But they can easily spread the virus to other people.

    Yes, those are anal warts. They could be much, much worse though. Go and get it treated now before they grow, and get a blood draw to make sure it's HPV and, if it is, find out the serotype. HPV isn't much of a health concern to men, but I think one or two strains have been correlated with colorectal cancer.
  • JKEWTY

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    Feb 28, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
    The strains that cause warts (or papillomas...hence the name Human papillomavirus) are different than the strains that cause cancers in the penis, anus, and throat in men. However, you can have multiple strains at the same time so it's important to ask your doctor for an anal pap smear. All men who have ever bottomed should get one, as most of the 40 types of HPV do no show any symptoms including the cancer causing ones that we know of. Thankfully many people can clear the infection on their own. Unfortunately there is no cure at this time but there is a vaccine called Gardasil that protects against 16 and 18 (the two that cause cervical cancer) and 6 and 11 (the two that cause most warts). Google it to learn more.

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    I call absolute BS.

    Yeah, this is it.