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what is the difference between genital wart and skin tag?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wart is viral: Skin tag is not.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Viral infection: A wart is a viral infection transmitted by contact. A skin tag is a small overgrowth of normal skin easily removed.
Answered on Jun 6, 2017

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