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Hemorrhoid vs Anal Wart Q&A

Hemorrhoid vs Anal Wart Q&A

Discover the difference and warning signs of hemorrhoids and anal warts and how the experienced and board-certified gastroenterologist at Digestive Disease Care (DDC) can help. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Babylon NY, East Setauket NY, Forest Hills NY, Jamaica NY, Jericho NY, Lake Success NY, Melville NY, Mineola NY, Massapequa NY and New Hyde Park NY.

Hemorrhoid vs Anal Wart Treatment Near Me in Jamaica NY, Melville NY, New Hyde Park NY, Forest Hills NY, Jericho NY, Mineola NY, Lake Success NY, Babylon NY, Massapequa NY and East Setauket, NY
Hemorrhoid vs Anal Wart Treatment Near Me in Jamaica NY, Melville NY, New Hyde Park NY, Forest Hills NY, Jericho NY, Mineola NY, Lake Success NY, Babylon NY, Massapequa NY and East Setauket, NY

Table of Contents:

What are hemorrhoids?
What are anal warts?
What causes hemorrhoids and anal warts?
What is the difference between hemorrhoids and anal warts?

Unfortunately, certain conditions can create very painful bowel movements. These conditions include hemorrhoids and anal warts that typically affect the anus and can range from mild to severe pain. Even though these protuberances are typically small, they can cause a great deal of discomfort and may even be embarrassing to be openly discussed. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective treatments for hemorrhoids and anal warts that can ameliorate symptoms and improve quality of life.

What are hemorrhoids?


Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen tissues that occur on the anus and lower rectal area. Hemorrhoids are caused by increased pressure. The most common symptom of hemorrhoids is bleeding when passing a bowel movement. Other symptoms can include itching, pain when passing a bowel movement, and pain when sitting down. Hemorrhoids are common and usually do not cause any severe health problems, but if left untreated, can develop into serious complications that require immediate medical attention. Because hemorrhoid treatment is relatively safe and easy, it is imperative to receive the proper care before they develop into more pressing concerns.

What are anal warts?


An anal wart, also called anal papillomatosis or anal papules, is a growth on the anal canal that is caused by HPV. Anal warts are common skin lesions that are typically painless, although they can sometimes cause discomfort, bleeding, or itching. Anal warts are caused by a virus and can be treated with medication, although they may also be removed in a similar manner to other wart removal procedures, such as freezing or burning.

What causes hemorrhoids and anal warts?


Anal warts are a type of genital wart and are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection (STI). In young adults, HPV may disappear on its own and might not have any signs or symptoms; however, the virus can linger in the body and cause genital warts, which may lead to other complications. While some types of HPV can lead to cancer, the type of HPV that causes anal warts does not generally lead to cancer. In general, HPV is spread by skin-to-skin contact with an infected area of a person to another; areas such as the mouth, anus, penis, or vagina. Intercourse is not necessary to spread this infection.

On the other hand, hemorrhoids are caused by excess pressure on the anal or rectal regions, such as from lifting heavy objects, sitting for prolonged periods, and straining during bowel movements. Obesity or pregnancy are also common factors as both conditions place a higher amount of pressure on the internal structures, including the anorectal region. A low-fiber diet and eating highly processed foods can also contribute to the development of hemorrhoids.

What is the difference between hemorrhoids and anal warts?


Hemorrhoids and anal warts both affect the same region, but are vastly different in many ways, including:

Hemorrhoids Symptoms:

• Bloody streaks on stool
• Itching around the anus
• Pain or discomfort when sitting
• Lumps near the anus

Anal Warts Symptoms:

• Itching
• Bleeding
• Discharge from the anus
• Lumps around the anus

Hemorrhoids Treatments:

• High-fiber diet
• Topical ointments, available over the counter
• Warm baths
• Keeping anus clean
• Fragrance-free towelettes
• Over-the-counter pain relievers
• Surgery to treat blood clots
• Minimally invasive procedures for recurring hemorrhoids

Anal Warts Treatments:

• Topical medication to freeze or burn warts
• Surgery to remove large or internal warts

If you are experiencing hemorrhoids or anal warts, come to Digestive Disease Care for professional care. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Jamaica NY, Melville NY, New Hyde Park NY, Forest Hills NY, Jericho NY, Mineola NY, Lake Success NY, Babylon NY, East Setauket NY, Massapequa NY, and BEYOND.

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