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A 29-year-old male asked:

My doctor says these warts on my scrotum might be hpv, but it doesn't look like cauliflower shape. any ideas? i.imgur.com/hsrpdo8.png

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Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 19 years experience
Wart not appearance: Most warts are caused by HPV. There are hundreds of subtypes of HPV, but if your physician has diagnosed those skin lesions as warts, then they are most likely due to HPV. It doesn't need to look "cauliflower".
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