What are the small painless growths in the anus area?

Q. I have small painless growths in the anus area. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 30, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have small growths in my anus area like small polyps (like berries). Is this life threatening? Or is this something to worry about? There is no pain and bleeding.



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I saw your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is human papilloma viral infection, we call them as warts. Nothing serious and plan for cryotherapy as soon as possible by consulting a dermatologist near you.

Thank you doctor,

Is it really HPV? Not just skin tags?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

They are viral warts. Skin tags we call them as acrochordons usually appear on joints on the skin but on mucosal areas like anus or mouth.

Thank you doctor,

After cryotherapy, is there a chance that it will recur? Since it is viral, how can I avoid to transfer it to my family?



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It usually transmits through sexual contact and by cryotherapy. We are blocking these growths, if not, they will slowly expand.

Hi doctor,

Thank you very much for your response.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are most welcome. Do not worry, it is treatable.

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