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wart or mole how to tell the difference

A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Treatment: depends on exact diagnosis. Show it to a dermatologist. Impossible to describe all the appearances among different skin lesion here.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: This is not an issue for self diagnosis. In some cases examination even by an experienced doctor may not be sufficient, and a biopsy and microscopic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Observation: They look completely different.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Must be checked: It may be a simple wart or a "mole" however and skin growth or pigmentation that is changing in size must be seen by a physician and probably biopsie ... Read More
A 62-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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Clinical exam: these 2 conditions have quite distinct clinical characteristics on clinical examination and the toenail, tends not to have hair
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy is only: way to tell for sure. A qualified dermatologist can usually tell the difference between a benign or suspicious lesion in the majority of cases, so yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Genital Wart Vrs Tag: The difference between genital warts and a skin tag is very distinctive. Genital warts are the result of a sexually transmitted disease (std). A skin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Has to be examined: Ingrown hairs are usually sore, nodular and only in hair bearing areas warts can be anywhere on the genitals or anus and are rough, white and nontend ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Classic appearance: I have seen pictures of both and i can see some similar features, but warts on he genitals are condyloma until you prove they are not !
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Biopsy: the gold standard is biopsy of a suspicious area.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Freckles darken and lighten depending on sun exposure and occur in groups. A lentigo is a solitary dark spot that's flat. A nevus tends to be larger t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Skin: Masses under the skin that are rubbery and freely mobile are often benign, but the only way to really know would be an excision or tissue sampling and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Different: Skin tags are out side anal canal , hemorrhoids starts as internal hemorrhoids tracks down to out side anal canal as external hemorrhoids.
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually very easy to: Distinguish between them.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Giunta
53 years experience Family Medicine
Area lesion is found: Bed sore is inflammed and may have drainage. Pimple may have head to it or sore center point.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
A bunion is a boney: Prominence due to the positon of the joint near it and bone buildup, while a ganglion is a fluid filled sac known as a cyst that originates in a joi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Different: Eczema or atopic dematitis is a chronic skin condition that involves scaly and itchy rashes in which you can use different kind of steroids cream to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
See description: An infected ingrown hair is located right where the hair leaves the skin. Herpes lesions are usually greater in number and may be scattered on areas ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
By looking: Warts are, well, warty. They feel harder and thicker than normal skin and they will probably have a flat base. Skin tags look and feel like skin and u ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Finger Fracture: An x-ray and examination by an orthopedic physician is the best and most accurate way to determine this. He/she will be able to determine the appropri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Is it painful?: Warts do not hurt. But a spider bite will often cause quite a bit of pain, produce redness and then it will go away completely in a week to 10 days. W ... Read More
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