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Surgical cure for genital warts

November 27, 2007

        A surgical cure for genital warts involves the use of one of these four methods: surgical excision, cryosurgery, laser treatment or electrocautery.

        The laser surgery consists on the use of laser on the warts to kill them and to stop the bleeding. This procedure may require the use of anesthesia.

        Electrocautery is similar to laser surgery except that it uses electricity instead of laser. Electricity runs through a special instrument to produce the necessary heat to burn the warts off. Generally, this procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

        The other method is called cryosurgery. It involves the freezing of the warts using liquid nitrogen at -196°C to damage their tissues. This procedure is not as painful as electrocautery, and it can be carried out without the use of anesthesia.

        There are also cases when the doctor would chose to perform a surgical excision on the genital warts using scissors or a scalpel. In this case anesthesia can be local or general depending on the size of the warts an their location.

         Read also : Homeopathic treatment for genital warts .

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