Genital Warts (HPV)

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Prices vary depending on the findings, number of warts present and whether or not repeat courses of treatment is required to remove the infected tissue fully.

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Service Price
Genital Wart Consultation £115
- Includes initial treatment

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HPV Genital Warts Treatment

Genital warts are more common than you might think.

Due to the stigma attached to them, they can be a source of embarrassment and shame but it’s important to remember that genital warts are a very common STI. Genital warts are considered unsightly and can cause pain, itching and discomfort so it can often be very distressing when they appear.

They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) with type 6 and 11 causing about 90% of all infections. More than 2/3 of all sexually active people acquire the HPV virus at some stage in their life, with the majority of infections never developing into any visible warts or no other visible symptoms. However, warts can appear weeks, months, or even years after the virus has been contracted.

Genital warts can appear any where in the private areas of the body, such as on the penis, scrotum, groin, anus, inside or outside the vagina or on the cervix. The warts may go away, stay the same, or grow in size or number.

If you find any lumps or bumps it is important to come in to be examined by one of our private doctors. If warts are confirmed, we would advise a full STI check to rule out any other STI’s.

Treatment options consist of cryotherapy (freezing with liquid nitrogen) as well as treatment with topical agents like creams and ointments (Podophylin and Imiquimod).

During your initial private consultation, a doctor will diagnose and initially treat any found genital warts and advise you on any further recommended treatment.

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What do I do if I think I have genital warts?

If you find a lump or bump down there - don't panic.
Our sexual health clinicians specialise in genital wart removal with minimal discomfort.

If you are experiencing any symptoms, come in and speak to one of our private sexual health doctors. At Fleet Street Clinic, we have a highly experienced team who can help you diagnose and offer same day treatment.

Genital warts look like any other formation of wart – they are small, red or pink growths resembling raspberries or cauliflowers, in or around the genitals or rectum.

You can book an appointment online.

I have a lump but am unsure if it's genital warts?

If you're unsure, it would be more suitable for you to book a symptomatic Sexual Health Consultation rather than a Wart Consultation.

That way our private doctor can confirm whether the lump you have is in fact genital warts or not.

We often see patients who have been incorrectly self-diagnosed or have been told they have warts but in fact do not. There are a number of reasons for a lump.

If genital warts are diagnosed, our doctor will do initial treatment within the appointment time. They will also ensure that you do not have warts in areas which you have not noticed. They will explain if any follow up appointments will be required and also discuss how you can best prevent getting genital warts again.

I have a HPV outbreak - what do I do?

Unfortunately, genital warts can reoccur.

Warts can come back after you have managed to get rid of them. This may happen weeks, months or years after they first appeared.

If your genital warts have returned, you will need to come into the clinic for another course of treatment. Sometime they reoccur in the same area but often times they can reappear in a new area. Book a wart consultation and during this appointment initial treatment can begin on the same day.

As a healthy immune system is usually able to clear the HPV virus, or suppress it, keeping your immune system as healthy as possible will likely reduce further HPV outbreaks.

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How can I catch Genital Warts?

Genital warts are caused by a sexually transmitted HPV infection.

Genital Warts (HPV) are passed from person to person through an exchange of infected bodily fluids or skin-to-skin contact. This includes unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or by sharing infected sex toys. Although rare, it can also be transmitted via oral sex. Genital Warts cannot be passed on by kissing or sharing objects like towels, cutlery, cups or toilet seats.

Genital warts can appear any where in the private areas of the body, such as vagina, penis and anus.

My partner has been diagnosed with genital warts - what do I do?

Our private doctors may advise abstinence.

As HPV is passed through skin to skin contact, therefore, even safe sex advice may not offer full protection.

Our doctors may advise you to avoid sex while you’re having treatment for genital warts to wait for the virus to clear from your system. This will reduce the risk of you passing it along to your partner/s.

It’s possible to pass on the virus even when there are no visible warts on the skin. So, you both may be HPV-positive without knowing.

HPV infections can occur for up to 10 to 15 years without symptoms; therefore, it is possible for a partner to have contracted HPV from a previous partner. It is important not to suddenly accuse a partner of infidelity as the infection could have been caught much earlier without realising it.

How are Genital Warts treated?

Genital warts present in many different ways so it’s best not to self-diagnose and see a doctor for an examination.

Your doctor will advise the best way to treat you genital warts. This could be by cryotherapy (freezing), burning or surgical excision. Cryotherapy is are our preferred method of treating warts with minimal discomfort.

Book A Genital Wart Consultation

Book Appointment

Prices vary depending on the findings, number of warts present and whether or not repeat courses of treatment is required to remove the infected tissue fully.

All our sexual health services are discreet and confidential.

Service Price
Genital Wart Consultation £115
- Includes initial treatment

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

 

HPV Vaccination Service

Gardasil 9 offers the best protection against cervical cancer, genital warts and other HPV-related cancers including head and neck cancer.

About 8 in 10 will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives, so it makes sense to vaccinate against it!

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus with over 200 types, most of which are harmless but some strain are considered high-risk and oncogenic (cancer-causing).

Anybody who is sexually active is at risk of contracting an HPV infection and, as there may be no symptoms, you can be infected with the virus for years without knowing it. Being vaccinated against HPV offers the best protection against the virus.

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FAQs

No. You can book directly with us.

Genital warts can recur after treatment because the treatment only eradicates the symptoms of HPV, but not the HPV infection itself.

There is no cure for the HPV infection, you will still have the infection in your body despite any treatment you may have had for genital warts. The main way of clearing the infection is via a natural process, although it can be a chronic and long lasting infection for others.

No, genital warts are not cancer and don not cause cancer.

HPV-related cancers are caused by a different strain of HPV.

The HPV vaccine protects against 9 strains of HPV, including strains which cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Vaccination is the best protection against HPV-related cancers and can be book at Fleet Street Clinic privately.

For more information including how to book and the cost, visit our dedicated page on the HPV vaccine.

Yes, we offer Gardasil 9.

It protects against 9 HPV strains; types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 & 58.

Two strains of HPV, types 6 and 11, cause 90% of all genital wart cases.

For more information including how to book and the cost, visit our dedicated page on the HPV vaccine.