Do Anogenital Warts Go Away on Their Own?


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As soon as the Human Papilloma virus enters your system, your immune system will react and try to fight the infection. Usually, your body can overcome the virus and the anogenital warts will go away. Therefore, you may not necessarily need treatment for the anogenital warts. However, it can take a long time for your body to fight the infection and you may experience a number of wart outbreaks so treatment is always advised.

Many people opt for treatment because the anogenital warts are causing pain and embarrassment. If you leave them untreated, they will eventually go away but treatments can offer you a time frame in which the warts will disappear. For example, if you have surgery, the warts can all be removed or if you use a cream, three cycles may remove the warts entirely. If you leave the warts, it could be months before they disappear and remember that you are contagious whilst you have the warts so you would need to refrain from sexual contact. A number of people have the treatment because it is easy to access and provides them fast relief to the problem.

It is important to note that if you have a problem with your immune system your body will find it a lot harder to fight off the infection because your immune system is simply not strong enough to combat the infection. Therefore, you are more likely to experience recurring episodes of the infection over a longer period of time and this can be quite distressing. You are also more contagious for a longer period of time so you would need to refrain from sexual activities. Also, if you are pregnant, the warts may be bigger and last for a longer period of time so treatment is always best.


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