A 35-year-old female asked:

I had a bump on inner left thigh lasered off today, doctor seemed hesitant to call it a wart, normal pap test, no hpv, what else could it have been?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Many things: There are many things that could look like a wart on your thigh. Seborrheic keratosis, dermatofibroma, skin tag, lichen planus, etc. Hard to tell now that it is gone. Next time consider shaving it off and sending it to the lab...
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