Anal Warts

Anal warts are lesions in and around your anus. They’re caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), which is spread through sexual or skin-to-skin contact. While anal warts affect the area around and inside the anus, they may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a pin head. They can grow quite large and cover the entire anal area. Anal warts are contagious and spread easily. The HPV that causes anal warts is also contagious, even when it doesn’t cause symptoms.