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A 28-year-old female asked:

I recently developed a bump on my inner thigh toward my buttocks and am concerned it could be hpv. how can i tell?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Best to see a doctor: Hpv has a very characteristic appearance that a doctor would recognize. One thing you could try on your own is to put white vinegar on the bump. If there is hpv the skin should turn white.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Condyloma acuminatum: The way you can tell if you have genital warts (condyloma acuminatum; hpv) is by seeing your doctor. These warts may have certain visual characteristics which let the doctor know if they are genital warts or not. Treatment & counseling can be done at the same visit. A a biopsy is sometimes needed. A pap smear is also recommended as hpv is the #1 risk factor for cervical cancer.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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