Electrocautery for Genital Warts
Electrocautery removes Reference genital warts Opens New Window on the penis, vulva, or around the anus by burning them with a low-voltage electrified probe.
Electrocautery is usually done in a doctor's office or a clinic. The injection of a numbing medicine (Reference local anesthetic Opens New Window) is usually used for pain control. Medicine that causes unconsciousness (Reference general anesthetic Opens New Window) may be used depending on the number of warts to be removed or destroyed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 21, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology