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I was recently informed by a surgeon that I have "anal warts" and these "are a STD". I said that's impossible, I'm not gay or ever have been and haven't even had a "sex partner" for more than three years.
How did I get an "incurable" HPV disease?
Can someone please tell me this?
After thinking about this it has occurred to me that the only contact my "anus" has had with another human being was when the same surgeon performed a colonoscopy on me about year prior to me getting these warts or that the warts were diagnosed? I think she gave me these damned things!
How else could I have them, this is nuts.


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replied October 2nd, 2009
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A7428
Hi and Welcome to eHealthForum!

You need not be gay to get anal warts. Also anal sex is not the only activity that causes anal warts. HPV warts can occur around anus and around genitalia. This is transmitted by skin to skin contact during oral, anal or normal genital sex route.
Once cells around the genitalia are invaded by HPV, a latency period of months to years may occur. During this time the virus remains quiet or dormant in the body. So even if you had normal sex three years ago, you can get HPV infection and warts today. Also if you have indulged only in oral and normal genital sex with an infected partner, warts can develop around your anus.

Hence it is unlikely you caught it during colonoscopy. Please consult a skin and venereal disease specialist regarding this. There is no cure for HPV but the warts can be removed. Hope this helps. Take care!
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