Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

Genital warts are easily passed on through genital contact

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

  • Usually caused by low risk HPV strains 6 and 11
  • Highly infectious and spreads through genital-genital or oral-genital contact
  • Lesions are unsightly and infectious but rarely cause other issues


  • Painless, flesh coloured growths, in the genital areas
  • Single lesions or clusters
  • Can be flat or raised
  • Itching

Testing and Treatment

  • Usually diagnosed by visual inspection, although we can swab for the virus that causes them
  • Most treatments only treat the wart and don’t necessarily clear the virus
  • Freezing (Cryotherapy) is my preferred method, although repeated treatments are usually needed
  • I recommend leaving no longer than 2 weeks between treatments
  • There is a risk of scarring with repeated treatments
  • Other treatment options include an acid that can be applied at home
  • There is also an immune-modulating cream which can be applied topically
  • During the first consultation, we will discuss the different options in detail before making a recommendation
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00