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In 50% of people infected, condylomas will disappear within four months without medical intervention.
However, they can persist in people who are in good health, as well as in people whose immune systems are compromised. These people should seek treatment to eliminate the lesions.
The aim of treatment is to eliminate visible lesions. As a result, the doctor is treating the symptoms (condylomas) of a low-risk HPV, and not the cause (the virus itself).
Several procedures exist for treating condylomas.
The best results are obtained from a combination of treatments.
If standard treatment is unsuccessful, surgical procedures are available using a local anaesthetic. These include excision, laser and electrosurgery.
If the treatment causes excessive pain, you can apply an anaesthetic cream beforehand.
If condylomas occur in the anus, a speculum is required to apply the treatment. For vaginal or cervical condylomas, a colposcopy is required.