Warts are raised lesions that develop on the skin after the entry of HPV into the body. They can appear in different shapes. Sometimes there may be only one wart in the shape of a skin tag, but some other times they may be a great number of warts. Penile warts mostly appear on the proximal penile shaft. If penile warts are neglected, plucked, cut with a razor blade, and if they are tried to be treated at home using ineffective drugs, they spread, and as they spread, they becomes more difficult to treat, resulting in an increased viral load in the genital area.
Presence of a skin tag on the penis is very rare condition. If you are a sexually active individual and detect mole-like formations on your penis, these lesions are most likely to be warts. If penile warts are caused by high-risk HPV types, you are at an increased risk of developing penile cancer.
Penile warts can spread, reaching the anus. If warts develop around the anus, the risk of anal cancer increases as well.
It is important to know the type of HPV that has caused penile warts. The follow up examinations to be performed after the detection of high-risk HPV may prevent penile cancer and anal cancer.
Penile warts are treated like all other warts. Since the penile skin is thin, treatments to be performed with cautery and cryotherapy can be painful can leave scars. For this reason, we prefer laser wart treatment as an option in the treatment of penile warts.
A local anesthetic is applied to numb the penile warts, and then HPV DNA sample is taken from the wart. Then, the warts are destroyed with fractional laser. It is important to quit smoking in the prevention of recurrences after the procedure. HPV vaccine should be administered. HPV vaccine is of great importance in terms of removing HPV from the body and reducing recurrences. Warts may recur for a while, but it is possible to remove HPV from the body by performing the right treatment determinedly. The male partner should use condom for a period of at least 6 months to avoid ping-pong effect.
In case of recurrence of warts, it is necessary to consult a doctor without delay. Plucking or cutting the warts causes more spread; and as a result, the whole treatment process needs to be started over.
In case of penile warts, it is very important to perform a HPV test even if the female partner has no warts. High-risk HPVs affect women more than men.
In our HPV Treatment Center in Silivri, we treat penile warts with fractional laser.
You can call our call center at +90 212 986 08 22 to get detailed information about laser penile wart treatment and to make an appointment.