Bleeding of Anogenital Warts

There are a number of symptoms that are associated with anogenital warts and one of these may be that the warts bleed. It is uncommon but there are incidences of warts bleeding, especially in certain areas of the genitals.

The warts are small lumps that appear around the genital area and they can grow in groups of warts or on their own. They can also be quite hard and course to touch. They are usually skin coloured and do not bleed or excrete pus. However, anogenital warts can become inflamed and itchy. The more that you scratch the warts, the more likely they are to become irritated and bleed. They may also bleed if you wear tight underwear that rubs along the warts as this can cause friction and irritation.

If you have warts in the anal area, there is a chance you may experience some bleeding during bowel movements or if you have anal sex. This is again due to friction. If you experience a lot of bleeding, you must always contact your doctor. There may also be blood in your urine if you have warts on the inside of your urethra. This can be quite painful and frightening to find blood but you should contact your doctor. If you are female, you may also experience bleeding after sexual intercourse if you have warts in or around your vagina. The warts have a higher chance of becoming infected by bacteria if they are open and bleeding so contact your doctor to find out the best way to keep the area clean.

You should wash the area with warm water to keep it as clean as possible and wear loose underwear so that you won’t aggravate the anogenital warts. Don’t use scented body washes on the area as this can aggravate the warts more, causing you to itch more and consequently bleed more. Remember, any form of bleeding is a concern so seek professional medical advice as soon as possible. 

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