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How do I tell the difference between a skin tag or genital wart in the vagina?

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The difference between genital warts and a skin tag is very distinctive. Genital warts are the result of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A skin tag is the result of age, pregnancy, obesity and heredity. In addition, other factors (such as symptoms) make these two conditions different. See your doctor for help.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

What is the difference between a skin tag and a wart? How can I tell the difference between them? How can I remove them?

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Skin tags look like regular skin, usually on thin stalk that can be "pulled up" or stretched from the skin. Often occur under arms, in groin, around neck. Wart has rough surface- like a small cauliflower - often more firm - does not feel like normal skin. Warts often on hands / feet. Warts can be frozen off or can apply various topical agents regularly. Skin tags can be ligated, frozen or cut
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How can I tell the difference between a Skin Tag and a Wart? I have either a Skin Tag or a Wart, but I'm not sure which it is. How can I tell the difference?

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Warts are also called Verruca. Warts are caused by viruses that get into the skin. There are many kinds of warts with differing appearances. In the beginning a wart can be a skin colored tiny lump. When you see a wart on the foot, it can look like a callous. There is one type of wart that looks like a cauliflower. Although warts are bumps, they tend to have a flattened surface on the top. Warts are contagious. Skin tags are called acrochordons. They develop in places where there is friction like the underarm, the groin and the neck. They are small skin growths. Sometimes they look like a little tag of skin, hanging off (hence the name). They are not contagious or dangerous.
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How can you tell the difference between a skin tag and a HPV wart?

See a doctor

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It would be best to have a doctor decide which it is
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Dr. Michael Macri answered:

Is it hard for doctors to tell the difference between warts and skin tags?

Generally no

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warts are easily identified vs skin tags by most doctors
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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

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Warts are an infection caused by Human Papilloma Virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction.
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Dr. Emily Ridgway answered:

Can tea tree oil get rid of warts and skin tags?

No

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Skin tags won't go away unless they are removed.
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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

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These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on EXACTLY what they are. See a dermatologist!
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Is it safe to not treat genital warts or genital skin tags?

See a dermatologist

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Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy.
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Dr. Mark S. Pack answered:

I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

Hard to know

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Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable.
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