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Dr Pixie V/O: How ever embarrassing your problem its best not to let it get out of control and 35 year old Christina Davis has been sitting on hers for months.

Christina V/O: I’ve had this condition about 7 months. I can tell that it’s getting worse as I’m leaving it and nothings being done about it.

Dr Dawn: Christina hi, come on in. How are you doing? What can we do for you today?

Christina: I think I’ve got piles. I’m finding it’s really painful to go to the toilet.

Dr Dawn: Can I have a little look at them, then we’ll get on and treat them for you.

Christina: Ok, thanks.

Dr Dawn: Okey cokey. Ok, all right Christina, you haven’t got piles. What you have got, I’m afraid, is quite significant anal warts. Ok, they’re not the worse I’ve ever seen but you’ve definitely got warts. Don’t worry, they’re very common. We see something like 70,000 new cases of warts in the UK every year.

Christina: That’s high.

Dr Dawn: Lots of people get them.

Dr Pixie V/O: Anal and genital warts are a type of sexually transmitted infection. They are passed on by skin on skin contact and not through bodily fluids which means condoms don’t give complete protection. If you have an STI it’s advisable to get checked for all the others at a genital urinary medicine clinic or by your GP.

Dr Dawn: So, I’ll get Dr Jessen to pop in if that’s Ok.

Christina: Ok.

Dr Dawn: Because he’s great at freezing these off.

Dr Jessen: Now listen; if we are going to freeze them, I have to warn you it’s going to hurt a bit.

Christina: Ok.

Dr Jessen: Is that Ok?

Christina: Yes, that’s fine.

Dr Jessen: If you don’t like it just thump me and I’ll stop. Ok, here we go, are you ready? 3, 2, 1 (uses freezing gun) All right?

Christina: Yep.

Dr Jessen: Not too sore?

Christina: It’s really cold.

Dr Jessen: They’ve actually gone white and solid.

Christina: Are they? Are they actually like ice?

Dr Jessen: They are.

Dr Dawn: You know when they were pink before, they’re now like little hard ice balls, they look white.

Dr Jessen: Ok, that’s it. All done. Was that all right? Not too sore.

Christina: It really stings a lot.

Dr Jessen: It will.

Christina: It’s worth it to get rid of them.

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Consultation: Anal Warts

Up to 70,000 cases of anal and genital warts are diagnosed every year in the UK, and they are usually spread by sexual contact. In this Embarrassing Illnesses consultation, Dr Dawn Harper uses freezing as the method of ridding anal warts from a patient who has been sitting on them for a long time!

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hi everybody.first of all never ever shave this part with sharp device like blade because if it bleeding everywhere blood pass will infected with virus and new warts will appear . never itch these area because itching may cause bleeding. for those who shy go to doctor for gentile wart a perfect cream named "Aldara" is really helpful .you can buy from pharmacy and it's pretty expensive may be you need 2 or 3 or 4 packet for 2 -3 or 4 months. there are many treatments for this GW. Laser therapy is very good but it's cost you more freezing is the other way . and a very good solution that called podophiline is very good but the doctor should tell you how to use.guys don't panic it's a common virus and you can make it true. there is another simple way that you can use Apple cider vinegar (ACV) .wash GW area and dry it then pure ACV in a small clean cotton and put it 8 hours over wart before sleeping at night then in the morning remove it and wash it .after two days it will start burning ans itching do not worry keep going until one may be 2 month it will remove. love you guys .i had some of these GW and i transfer to my lovely wife now both of us are totally clear from the Warts.but it's better to go to doctor .what ever you need just ask me.





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Pls this is nt a joking matter, pls call name of wht u used tht worked 4 u, pls ur doing it 2 save humanity. Am abt getting married, bt i knw my faincy will live me as soon as she knw i hv gw. I dont want 2 tell her and i dont knw if she is infected as yet. Pls someone help cos am almost given up life. I cry anytime i made lv 2 a woman cos i dont knw if she will be affected and am becoming 2 hv mutiple sex partner cos am thinking hving sex with one person wilk increase her chances of getting it and am affraid am loosing all my loved once. Pls wht is the cure 2 this?





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How can you say you love your fiance'.. the one you will marry.. yet be willing to give them an STD because you are too afraid for yourself! This is very selfish. Get yourself treated and cleared of Genital Warts before taking the risk of infecting your partner. A good, healthy relationship is based upon clear open communication. If you cannot tell your partner you have an STD which could hurt their health, it makes me question what kind of relationship you really have. Don't do something so messed up as infecting your partner with an STD if you know you have one. Be mature and responsible. Go to a doctor and get fully treated before passing the disease around.. especially to those person(s) you claim to love.

I believe I have 3 warts right at the edge of my anal canal and I'm scared don't know what to do, pleas give me answers I don't have a family doctor and I'm stressed out.





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my name is Kieran and i have severe anal warts and often anal leakage. I cant go to the doctor as i feel highly embarrassed about the situation. My boyfriend sees my warts as a turn on but i dont believe him. They can also appear sore after anal sex. I really feel this is a problem, can someone HELP ME???





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hi kieran i know how embarrassing it can be i went to my dr's today (8 june) as i left going to dr's for months but now ive done it im happy i know know they can be treated go to your dr's its not as abad as you think mate honest

Hello, I m man with good health. there are warts on my testicle just under the bottom of my penis. they are very hard when touch them. sometimes they make me feel irritating. But slowly slowly the sizes of those warts getting increased. Also there are other small warts coming. I have this problem for more then years and I was not caring because these were not hunting or itching. I m 37 years old. Please advice how can i get cured on this. Rgds, Amar Mumbai India





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I've got a wart right next to my anus, and I suspect there is one inside as well. Every now and then when I wipe, a small streak (sometimes big streak) of blood is present on the tissue. How would I go about getting rid of this? I'm greatly concerned. Many thanks.





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I am 17 and have genital wart, my anus burns and itch a lot!!!!! I can't go to the doctor cause I have no insurance . How do I deal with these? I need help





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I'm female 18 years old and have only had 2 sexual partners both have been unfaithful and I have just had treatment for chlamydia and gw it's been tough and really embarrassing as I've had to tell them both even though I got it off one of them. I've recently started seeing someone who is a really nice guy and I think it could work out... But my warts have spread and I'm embarrassed to tell him about it it's been a few months now and I think its getting to him that we still haven't had sex... I don't know what to do and I don't know how to get rid of these gw! Also I haven't had a period since I've had chlamydia and I'm getting a bit nervous I really want children in the future and I know that it can effect your fertility... Need advice :(





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I seem to have a wart on the inner side of my right bum cheek (as if it were on my right inner thigh at the top but on my bum cheek) now all of a sudden i have one on my actual anus but a small one, i am pretty nervous about these and embarressed to let my boyfriend see, i am a 20year old female and only have had 2sexual partners including the one im with now, both are completley clean and only been with 1person aka me, are these warts something to take VERY seriously:( the one on my inner bum cheek gets in the way of shaving too!





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What if the "warts" are white? And is real sensitive after having intercourse. I am having this problem but i dont have anal sex





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