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do I have genital warts or skin tags

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get ri ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Hard to know: Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
genital warts: Only a visual examination by a physician can tell you what they are.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Educated eye not: They are not similar for educated eye ( medical professionals ) distinctly different.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
If : If you have genital warts, then your partner is at risk for contracting them from you (if he/she does not already have them). Talk to your partner if ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Human papilloma virus (hpv) can lead to venereal warts or condylomata acuminate. Not everyone with hpv will develop a wart. I can't diagnose y ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: without an exam I am not able to answer your question. See your primary doctor to get the proper exam.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
See PCP: Very likely that they are warts of papilloma virus infection and needs to be checked by your primary care physician
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
18 years experience General Surgery
See answer: Flesh colored protrusions are generally either skin tags or hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids generally change in size whereas skin tags do not change. Warts ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Appearance: An ingrown hair will typically be a hard, sometimes red bump that seems to be under the skin more than above it, while warts are more likely to be rai ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
No: See a dermatologist or gynecologist for evaluation.
A member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No : They appear on skin or mucous membranes. But the nits of pubic lice (crabs) do appear on pubic hair. If you are suspicious you have lice see your doct ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Generally not...: Warts are caused by a virus, and pus in caused by a bacterial infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your physician: Should be able to easily distinguish between them with physical examination.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Either: Both are possible. It needs to be checked by a doc to know. There's ways to remove either one.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: This requires a look-a "bump" to you may be a vesicle, papule, cyst, or a multitude of other things to us.Please see a dr for proper diagnosis.
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: What you describe could be one of several conditions. The only way to know is to be seen by a physician, probably a dermatologist, perhaps a urologis ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Yes, this is common: It is quite common to see warts, molluscum, and genital warts an asymmetric distribution.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Genital : Genital warts are typically small pink or red bumps. They can also look like a cluster of skin tags, taking a cauliflower-like appearance, starting ou ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Warts: Plantar warts and genital warts are both caused by hpv, however, they are caused by different strains of the virus. These different strains tend to s ... Read More
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