I have been treating anal warts for 8 weeks with aldara and after about 6 weeks i noticed they were slowly shrinking. While the visible warts are indeed shrinking (almost gone entirely), i know that there are internal ones in my anus that are still there, whether or not the aldara is helping them is undetermined.
I visited my dermatologist today and she just asked if it helped and when i told her yes, slowly but surely she gave me 3 repeats of aldara and said just keep going until they're gone. If the exterior warts are gone, how do I know if the internal ones arent still there? I am a gay male and my partner and I have been patiently waiting to have sex, this being the main reason behind this question.
Also i've been using this site for a few weeks and had great help from everyone, but my dermatologist told me today that I would always have HPV and the warts would probably come back, from reading on here i did not think that was the case. Can anyone elaborate on the likelihood of reoccurrence? My derm is pretty old so I like to do my own research before I take anything she says to heart too much.
Thanks a lot for all of your help!