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difference between skin tag and hpv wart

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Trust doctor: Trust your doctor or get a second opinion if desired.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. The vaccine usually helps before wart appearance not after.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
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.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Location: Genital warts occur on the genitals and skin tags usually occur on the neck and trunk. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wart is viral: Skin tag is not.

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