The Hemorrhoids Centers of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach locations) are spearheaded by Dr. Maz Ghodsian (a board member of the American Osteopathic College of Proctology), who offers fast and pain-free anal warts removal. Anal warts are a viral infection caused by HPV which typically are the result of sexual contact with someone who has anal or vaginal warts (STD). Anal warts are diagnosed by Dr. Maz Ghodsian during your physical exam. The examination will include the external examination of your genitals. Men and women with anal warts may have other sexually transmitted diseases. STD testing will be performed by the doctors during your examination.

Please note: Dr. Maz Ghodsian is one of only two practicing Proctology Surgeons in California who has completed a residency in Proctology.

My overall experience with Dr. Ghodsian was great! His staff is courteous and respectful. He has very short wait times. Somehow he manages to answer all my questions, make me feel comfortable discussing a very sensitive issue, and never makes me feel rushed. Dr. Ghodsian is meticulous, knowledgeable and has a very caring bedside manner. He is quick to diagnose and treat your medical issue immediately. I highly recommend him. ~ Vitals

Although they are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV – which is an STD) the act of anal intercourse is not a necessary prerequisite for developing anal warts. Anal warts initially present as rather small raised flesh colored bumps but do have the tendency to develop into rather large anal wart clusters which ultimately (if left untreated) can cover the anal area and the skin around the genitalia.

Anal Warts or Hemorrhoids

An anal wart can easily be mistaken for a hemorrhoid. Anal warts can be raised or flat and they usually don’t cause any pain whereas hemorrhoids can bleed and then may become painful (especially when passing stool). Nevertheless, both anal warts and hemorrhoids can be itchy, thus they are frequently confused with one another. Anal warts are not as large as hemorrhoids but they tend to grow slowly for long periods of time. When anal warts become large, they will also cause problems when passing stool just like hemorrhoids. Our doctors will make an accurate diagnosis for you and immediately treat either condition.

Signs & Symptoms of Anal Warts Include:

  • Lump either on the genital region or around the anus
  • Soreness and /or irritation
  • Itchiness
  • Bleeding
  • Mucous discharge
  • Cancer
  • If the warts occur inside the anus, they can bleed while passing stool and may lead to dysplasia or pre-cancer
  • The warts can cause pain and bleeding while having anal intercourse

How are Anal Warts Treated?
It is best to have anal warts removed immediately upon diagnosis by your doctor – as they could otherwise develop into larger sizes and eventually increase the risk of anal cancer. Anal warts removal treatments will be dependent on your unique case; the most common anal warts removal treatments include:

  • Prescription topical medication
  • Cryotherapy: The anal wart’s tissue is destroyed by freezing it with liquid nitrogen
  • Laser: A laser beam is used to burn the warts off
  • Surgery: If warts are extensive, they can be removed surgically.

The Hemorrhoids Centers of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach) specializes in taking exceptional care of each patient from the initial consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for patients comes with the responsibility and dedication of the doctor’s staff to the utmost standard of excellence in patient care and final outcome. As a best in class, top rated Los Angeles Proctologist, Dr. Maz Ghodsian, and his team of specialists provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation please use the eForm on the right or contact the location closest to you to get started on the road to recovery: 

Hemorrhoids Center of Los Angeles
300 South Beverly Dr, Suite 106
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 955-1062

Hemorrhoids Center of Newport Beach
1501 Superior Ave, Suite 214b
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 610-8964

Hemorrhoids Center of Huntington Beach
19582 Beach Blvd, Suite 270b
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 274-6491