Genital warts are a common but unsightly problem. If you have genital warts and feel self-conscious about them, you’ll want to consider genital wart removal. Family medicine physician Sultan Rahaman, MD, at Family Medicine Solutions in Longwood, Florida, specializes in genital wart removal, including the removal of penile, vaginal, and anal warts. To see if you’re a candidate for treatment, call the office or click the online booking tool today for a free consultation with Dr. Rahaman.
Genital warts are rough, flesh-colored bumps caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Genital warts aren’t always visible to the naked eye, but they tend to appear in the moist tissues around your genital area.
At Family Medicine Solutions, Dr. Rahaman specializes in the safe and discreet removal of HPV genital warts including penile warts, vaginal warts, and anal warts. If you’re sexually active with more than one partner, you can protect your health by having regular preventive STD screenings.
The symptoms of genital warts vary from person to person but can include:
Genital warts come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they’re small and flat. Other times they grow in large clusters. You’re more likely to develop genital warts if you have a compromised immune system.
At Family Medicine Solutions, Dr. Rahaman offers genital wart removal by electrodesiccation. Electrodesiccation is a highly effective treatment that provides superior results when compared to liquid nitrogen freezing and topical treatments such as liquids and creams. The affected area is anesthetized by applying an anesthetic cream and/or lidocaine injection prior to electrodessication.
Dr. Rahaman has had over 25 years of experience treating a variety of skin lesions including genital warts with electrodesiccation.
Genital wart removal by electrodesiccation is usually safe and well-tolerated. Following your treatment, it’s perfectly normal to experience mild pain, and general discomfort in your genital region. Most patients need only OTC analgesics like ibuprofen for discomfort. Prescription pain medications are required infrequently. Follow Dr. Rahaman’s instructions carefully and avoid picking or scratching at your treatment sites.
Depending on the number of warts removed, Dr. Rahaman might also recommend a prescription antibiotic to lower your risk of infection. He might also recommend a topical treatment like Imiquimod. Imiquimod is a cream that boosts your body’s ability to combat the recurrence of genital warts.
Genital warts are a surprisingly common problem. If you’re interested in learning more about genital wart removal, make an appointment for a free consultation at Family Medicine Solutions by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.