A 47-year-old member asked:
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what do you advise if i had a plantar wart on my heel for 6 months, had it surgically removed nd hasn't healed. pls advice wht to do?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See doctor: And find out why this has not healed. is it that surgical site never healed or is it that wart is still there? Either way, this should be seen by a physician so the problem can be treated.
Answered on May 21, 2014
Dr. Eric Silvers
25 years experience Podiatry
Biopsy: First, I would highly advise you have the area biopsied to rule out something other than a plantars wart.
Answered on May 22, 2014
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Dr. David Tobin
Dr. David Tobin commented
37 years experience Podiatry
Speak to your surgeon about it, after a plantar wart is excised from the heel it can take 3-6 weeks to fill in. If it is still bleeding after a few days you may have a problem.
May 22, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Warts are deep : To be excised correctly, the incision must be carried down to superficial fascia (Lemont) could take weeks to heal. But, your doctor should be guiding you and reassuring you during this time.
Answered on May 22, 2014
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Several treatments: Plantar warts may require several treatments to remove the entire wart. These can include freezing electrocautry or surgical excision
Answered on May 21, 2014

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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See below: Keep it clean, apply a topical antiseptic, and decrease pressure on the area.
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Talk to your DR.: You need to talk to your doctor about the situation.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Varies with size: It needs to heal from edges so that 1-2 weeks is expected.

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