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A 35-year-old male asked:

Do genital warts appear in the same manner as say moles or folliculitis? basically im wandering what genital warts look like when they first appear? i cant find any pics online at all that resemble moles or folliculitis. thanks?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No: Mole = darkly pigmented spot, 1/4 - 1/2”. Sometimes raised, sometimes not. Stays for years/decades. No pain. Wart = flesh colored spot, usually 1/8-1/4”. Appears in crops. Often present years/decades. No pain Folliculitis = pimple. Often warm, tender, red, raised. Surrounding area also red, warm. Present for several days/weeks. Often “whitehead” in center
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