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Difference between skin tag and hpv wart

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Locations: Skin tag usually present at neck, arm pits and sometines under breasts and groins. They are tiny(1-2 mm) and sometimes, elongated. Warts caused by hpv... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: It would be best to have a doctor decide which it is.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Trust doctor: Trust your doctor or get a second opinion if desired.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Wart versus skin tag: Most genital warts in men are penile; they can occur on the scrotum, but usually not only there. Single warts are not the norm; usually there are seve... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Two distinct things: Warts caused by hpv virus are entirely different than skin tags, biopsy (histology of tissue) will easily distinguish one from other besides clinical ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. The vaccine usually helps before wart appearance not after.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 24 years experience
Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible, but not all skin tags are hpv warts. You should show them to your OB at your next visit.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Warts and HPV: First, skin tags are a normal anatomic variant. Vestibular papillomatosis also is another normal and commonly at the vaginal opening. Google both for ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Warts : Warts are also called verruca. Warts are caused by viruses that get into the skin. There are many kinds of warts with differing appearances. In the... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Easy: Skin tags look like regular skin, usually on thin stalk that can be "pulled up" or stretched from the skin. Often occur under arms, in groin, around ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Big differences: Both are benign. We don't know the cause of skin tags but they are more common in those who are overweight. They do not need treatment and will not sp... Read More

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