Recovery from Genital Wart Removal: What to Expect
We offer comprehensive testing, treatment, and prevention of STDs diseases in men including genital warts. All care provided is consistent with the latest national guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We treat everyone with the same respectful and confidential approach. We are sensitive to the various and diverse needs of our patients.
What to Expect After Genital Wart Removal?
Recovery from Genital Wart Treatment
Wart removal is associated with minimal discomfort. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia after injection of bupivacaine with a tiny needle (nearly painless). The procedure itself is typically pain-free once the pain medication is given.
Please note: These instructions ONLY apply to patients who undergo genital wart treatment at New York Urology Specialists.
We use electrocautery for effective one-time removal of genital warts. Other options include the use of a laser which adds significant expense but no significant benefit over electrocautery, and cryoablation.
Freezing (cryoablation) genital warts is effective for small warts but requires multiple visits and offers no significant benefit over using electrocautery. Many practices offer wart freezing as they do not have access to modern electrocautery equipment or do not have the requisite training and experience of using it.
There are no dietary restrictions after this minor procedure. You may also eat and drink normally prior to genital wart removal. You can return to work and travel. You can take a shower the same day or the next day. No sex for 2-3 weeks after removal of penile warts or vaginal and labial warts until everything heals. In general, for scrotal warts, thigh warts, and pubic warts, you can resume sexual activity in 14 days. No swimming or going to the beach or pool for 2 weeks until the excision site heals.
At New York Urology Specialists, all men and women who undergo HPV wart removal are tested for other STDs. A urine sample and blood are tested for:
Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
If you have any questions about testing or treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI), schedule a consultation, contact us or call 1-(646)-663-4125. We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.
STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and women with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.