CITYDOC SEXUAL HEALTH
CLINICS LONDON
HPV Screening & Cryotherapy
CITYDOC SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS LONDON
HPV Screening & Cryotherapy

Genital Warts Treatment Options

What Are Genital Warts?

Warts are a manifestation of infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are >100 of these viruses and of about 40 strains affect the genital tract.

About 90% of genital warts are caused by infection with HPV types 6 and 11. These types are not associated with a significant risk of cancer.

Types 16 and 18 are associated with a high risk of cancers and are found in about 70% of cervical cancers.

  • There were 51,274 genital warts diagnosed in 2019.
  • Up to 20% of people with genital warts will also have another STI.

The Illness

The incubation period can be between three weeks to eight months. After this period, lesions may appear which are usually painless and asymptomatic but which may itch, burn, bleed or discharge.

They tend to appear on the skin of the penis, scrotum and groin region in men. In women, they can occur on the vulva, inside the vagina and on the cervix.

Approximately 70% new infections clear in 1 year and 90% in 2 years.

Diagnosis of HPV

Diagnosis is based on clinical appearance. For screening, HPV testing can be performed on swab from the penis or cervix  or directly from a relevant genital skin lesion. This detects 20 strains of HPV including 6 and 11 and 16 and 18.

Female HPV Testing

Available at all our Flagship London Clinics – Moorgate, The Shard and Canary Wharf Only.

HPV DNA with individual reporting of all subtypes 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52,56, 58, 59, 66, 68.

Results HPV 10-14 days London and Nationwide.

Male HPV Testing

Available at all our Flagship London Clinics – Moorgate, The Shard and Canary Wharf Only.

HPV DNA with individual reporting of all subtypes 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52,56, 58, 59, 66, 68.

Results HPV 10-14 days London and Nationwide.

HPV Screen Price

Name of TestAvailability / TurnaroundPrice
HPV ScreenCentral London Only - 10-14 Working Days£220

Central London Telephone Bookings Only:

020 3794 6697

Real names are not required when using our screening service.

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Genital Wart Treatment

Genital Warts & HPV

Types 6 and 11 of HPV are responsible for over 90 % of genital warts. Genital warts are one of the most common STDs in the UK and highly infectious. Low risk HPV subtypes usually give risk to genital warts, as opposed to high risk subtypes which are a risk factor for cervical cancer.

If a client has no evidence of HPV types 6 or 11 on their smear and no history of genital warts, then consideration can be given to receiving the cervical cancer vaccine. Please see the Cervical Cancer vaccine section of our site for further information.

* If you attend after the courier collection time of your chosen clinic results may take a further 24 hours. See the clinic location map page for further details. For locations with a postal sample collection service may take a further 24 hours to the quoted turnaround times above.

Advice

We strongly recommend a full general STI screening, given the high probability of co-infections.

Presence of warts ideally sexual contact with new partners should be avoided until the current warts have cleared.

Genital Wart Treatment

There is no treatment for HPV infection itself. However, the warts can be treated by various methods including applying creams such as Warticon® directly to the warts. Other methods of removal include cryotherapy (zing the warts using liquid nitrogen) and surgery for very large warts.

Ideally, sexual contact with new partners should be avoided until the current warts have cleared.

Genital Wart Removal / Cryotherapy

ConsultationPrice
Initial Consult£125
Follow Up Consult£70

Central London Telephone Bookings Only:

020 3794 6697

Real names are not required when using our screening service.

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HPV Screening & Cryotherapy Available At Our Central London Clinics

CityDoc Canary Wharf Sexual Health Clinic

CityDoc Canary Wharf

Unit 6, Port East Building
14 Hertsmere Road
London
E14 4AF

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 9am – 2pm

Canary Wharf Station Tube: Canary Wharf Station

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CityDoc City of London Sexual Health Clinic

CityDoc City of London

16 City Road
The Square Mile
London
EC1Y 2AA

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 4pm

Moorgate Tube Tube: Moorgate

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CityDoc Oxford Circus Sexual Health Clinic

CityDoc Oxford Circus

4th Floor North,
25 Wimpole Street,
London
W1G 8GL

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 9am – 2pm

Bond Street Tube Tube: Oxford Circus

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Phone lines: Monday to Saturday

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