Genital Wart Removal

Instant. Effective. Treatment.

We understand the frustration, anxiety and stress that genital warts can cause in your life. This may especially be the case if you have tried other treatments before.

At Clarewell Clinics, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a same day genital wart removal for most of our patients and have the skillset to treat complex warts (e.g. anal/peri-anal).

Please read through the information presented below about our services and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Data from our patients:

67%
Have had warts for more than 12 months

48%
Have received prior treatment

Our Genital Wart Treatments

A HPV-Wart consultation is required before proceeding with any treatment option (not included in the cost of treatment/tests/vaccine).

Hyfrecation

Treated by burning the lesions using electrocautery.

  • Effectiveness: 94-100%
  • Length of treatment: 1-2 visits (for most patients)

 

Cryotherapy

Treated by repeatedly freezing the lesions using liquid nitrogen. 

  • Effectiveness: 44-75%
  • Length of treatment: 6-10 visits (approx. 1 week apart)

 

Local Creams

Treated by daily applying creams to the lesions. 

  • Effectiveness: 60-70%
  • Length of treatment: 4-16 weeks (may vary from person)

Do nothing

Some genital warts may disappear by themsleves within 12 months of having them. This means it can be very important to know whether a genital wart is new or old (which can be helped by taking a detailed medical & sexual history) and keeping a close eye on your genital area.

Step 2: Discuss various treatment options.

Step 3: Proceed with the treatment

Step 4: Follow-Up with an appointment in 2 weeks

What areas can you treat?

As a general rule of thumb, if we are able to see the warts, then we can treat them.

In men, we can treat warts in the following areas:

  • Pubic warts
  • Peri-anal warts
  • Scrotal warts
  • Penile warts

Warts and similar lesions anywhere on the body (including face, around eyes, neck & thighs) can be treated.

In women, we can treat warts in the following areas:

  • Pubic warts
  • Peri-anal warts
  • Anal warts
  • Vulval warts
  • Vaginal warts
  • Introital warts

Warts and similar lesions anywhere on the body (including face, around eyes, neck & thighs) can be treated.

FAQs on Genital Wart Removal

Which treatment is for me?

The right treatment option can be discussed during your consultation (which is carried out before any treatment is given).

Our Hyfrecation treatment is especially loved by those who have tried various methods over months and years, at a great cost of time and money, without the desired results.

Can I get treatment on the same appointment?

As of 1st of September 2020, we will no longer be offering extended consultations for guaranteed same-day procedures (in those for whom it is safe). This is due to our seeing a significant increase in the number of highly complex patients as a result of the closures of NHS clinics.

The initial consultation is approx. 30 minutes long. We will only be able to offer treatment in the same appointment if there is a sufficient amount of time left, you fully understand the cost and details of the procedure and it is safe to do so.

We trust and hope you appreciate the changes we need to make during these trying times.

Can I get these treatments from my GP or the NHS?

Please check with your local GP/sexual health clinic for further information.

I am pregnant. Can I still get treatment?

We can offer you the above treatments during pregnancy, however the size and location of the warts can affect the treatment options suitable.

It is also important to note that warts recede soon after delivery, therefore you may wish to wait until after delivery.

Will my warts come back?

Like with all wart treatments, your warts may come back. We will give you advice on measures you can take to prevent (or slow down) the regrowth of your warts.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP?

No. You can book directly with us.

Page reviewed by Dr. Manoj Malu (Clinical Director)

Last reviewed date: 3 March 2020
Next review due: 3 March 2023

Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.

Reference & Further Reading

If you are experiencing symptoms

It is important to refer to a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Our experience combined with timely detection can help avoid complications in the future.

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