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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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Hi, I have been noticing that lots of my accuentences have wart like growths on their elbow areas. I am just concerned for their health and curious.?

Hi, I have been noticing that lots of my accuentences have wart like growths on their elbow areas. I am just concerned for their health and curious.?

Lots of things: Sometimes the skin just turns velvety, with a thicker epidermis. It's a common spot for papillomas and common warts, as well as acanthosis nigricans. Cancers almost never pop up here. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I remove flesh growth that are similar to warts and how much can it cost or is it covered by medical aid?

How can I remove flesh growth that are similar to warts and how much can it cost or is it covered by medical aid?

Seborrheic Keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. Cost depends how many are removed. ...Read more

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Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Can freezing be used to remove aks and skin growths as well as warts?

Yes.: "freezing" means touching the skin with a liquid nitrogen-immersed cotton swab or spray. It works quite well, but you should only have this done by someone trained and experienced in its use, which is usually a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a growth on my finger that looks like a wart but hurt may I drain the fluid out myself?

I have a growth on my finger that looks like a wart but hurt may I drain the fluid out myself?

No: Opening the area up is an easy way to get a significant infection. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Growth near vagina that I have had for 18 years since I was 13 looks like a "wart" what can it be?

Wart or skin tag...: If it has been there for 18 years it is probably just a skin tag. Have a dermatologist examine and possibly biopsy it to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a small wart like growth in my pubic area where it joins with the groin. It has a thin base and is easily movable and shiny texture. What is it?

I have a small wart like growth in my pubic area where it joins with the groin. It has a thin base and is easily movable and shiny texture. What is it?

Wart vs skin tag: A doctor can help decide what it is -or you can upload a pic here on Healthtap and get a diagnosis. Either way, it sounds like it could easily be ablated -or destroyed. Ideally a doctor could do that by freezing it off with liquid nitrogen, or giving you medication to try chemical destruction. I would favor the first option, as it's in a sensitive area. These are common issues-don't worry too much ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

No: Warts on the face are not normal at any time, including during pregnancy. I hope that your under the care of an OB for the sake of your and your baby's health. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have never had warts before, but I have a single growth on my finger that has been there for over seven months, it hurts as well...Cancer?

Growth on finger: Warts are common growths on fingers, but there are many things this could be. The chance that this is cancer is pretty low, but not completely impossible. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dermatologist said gential warts AFTER TCA changed the growth. MyOBGYN said 100% NOT gential warts. What do I tell my boyfriend? Thedocs still disagree

Don't do anything: This is at least your 3rd question on this. Clear answers not available from any forum. But this doesn't matter anyway. Either BP or warts means HPV, which you probably had for months or years, so bf has been repeatedly exposed. Nothing to do now and no point in changing sexual practices now. If he gets visible warts, he should see doctor. Otherwise no implications for his health. No worries! ...Read more

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How to remove a common wart or growth on your abdomen if it is growing?

How to remove a common wart or growth on your abdomen if it is growing?

See a dermatologist: You should not be doing this yourself. Please get professional input and get better. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a small, red, wart-looking growth/legion on my scalp? It's tiny, but protrudes enough of make me ask.

Should I be worried about a small, red, wart-looking growth/legion on my scalp? It's tiny, but protrudes enough of make me ask.

Perhaps.: Any lesion that concerns you as this one does, cannot be evaluated without looking at it. You really need to go to dr. For a skin evaluation so an answer can be given to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can any other skin growth look like filiform wart? As far as slight resemblance? My growth doesn't look like stereotypical filiform- at all! Is it?

Can any other skin growth look like filiform wart? As far as slight resemblance? My growth doesn't look like stereotypical filiform- at all! Is it?

Yes: The best way to really diagnose a skin growth is under a microscope. See a dermatologist and get a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...Read more

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What should the skin beneath a gential wart scab look like after scab has fallen off? Should there be a small hole or fleshy growth- under it?

What should the skin beneath a gential wart scab look like after scab has fallen off? Should there be a small hole or fleshy growth- under it?

Genital warts: Genital warts generally look like fleshy growths. If you are concerned that you may have genital warts or another sexually transmitted infection, you should make an appointment to be seen by a physician for a pelvic exam. Please avoid sex until evaluated, to avoid spreading any infection to partners. In the future, please practice safer sex with condoms. ...Read more

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Growth (wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck. Photos attached.

Growth (wart like but not wart) on skin under the arm and on the neck. Photos attached.

Skin tags: I can't really tell what they are without seeng them but the description sounds like skin tags. You should see a dermatologist for verification. Skin tags are benign and pose no risk but you can remove them if they bother you. ...Read more

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My five year old has a small wart like growth on his gums on top of his front top incisor. (1) what could it be (2) what type of doctor should we see?

My five year old has a small wart like growth on his gums on top of his front top incisor. (1) what could it be (2) what type of doctor should we see?

See a dentist: It could be a sign of infection in the tooth or a lesion associated with the eruption of permanent teeth. Either way your dentist should be able to identify what type of lesion it is and what needs to be done if anything. ...Read more

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I have a small growth on my face just above my cheek, under my eye. It looks like a chrysanthemum, and its brown & pink. Is it a wart?

I have a small growth on my face just above my cheek, under my eye. It looks like a chrysanthemum, and its brown & pink. Is it a wart?

Possible: At your age 19 possible. A papilloma caused by hpv virus, show to your doctor, to make sure what it is and for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more