A 18-year-old member asked:
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wart removal surgery tomorrow morning. i have a big wart on top of my foot. like a dime size. how much will the pain be? and how long would it last?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: If they freeze it, it will hurt for about 30 minutes. If they surgically remove it, it will hurt for a week or so.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pain varies: Intial discomfort will fade in a out one hour. There will soreness from the pressure of the show for 1-2 weeks which it is healing.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your Surgeon: Depending on the size, location and planned procedure, and patient dependent factors this can vary widely. Talk to your surgeon before your procedure so that you have no questions beforehand.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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