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How to know the difference between genital warts and ingrown hair?

How to know the difference between genital warts and ingrown hair?

Genital warts: Often times the diagnosis of genital warts can be made by simple visual inspection. Lesions are usually fleshy colored, flat or more wart like (think of cauliflower). An ingrown hair usually has a fairly obious dark area within a small fleshy skin bump. If the diagnosis is not clear, sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Genital Warts (Definition)

Genital warts are warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere throughout the genital area. The medical term for them is condylomata accuminata and they are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are mildly contagious by direct genital contact but are NOT a risk for cervical cancer (which is caused by other subtypes of HPV). There are multiple treatments available and there is also ...Read more


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Difference between fordyce's spots and genital warts? They're on semi-exposed area of foreskin, just noticed. Had HPV 4 yrs ago, doesn't look the same

Look: Fordyce spots are pearlescent lesions, not "warty" at all. You obviously know what warts look like; if they are pearlescent papules, they are likely fordyce spots. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

They do not look the: same at all, the warts are "warty" and the skin is very different. Scar tissue is smoothBut if you are not sure it is best to see your gynecologist or dermatologist for absolute diagnosis ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Different organisms: They are two different infections. One causes blisters and one causes warts(like you would get on you thumb or foot). ...Read more

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Ingrown hair or genital warts, how to tell the difference?

Ingrown hair or genital warts, how to tell the difference?

Has to be examined: Ingrown hairs are usually sore, nodular and only in hair bearing areas warts can be anywhere on the genitals or anus and are rough, white and nontender. ...Read more

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What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

What are the differences in the appearance of genital warts and Fordyce spots? Have several small, misshapen dots near top of the foreskin.

PPP's?: If they form a little row along your corona (the back of your glans), you may be the lucky owner of a set of pearly penile papules. Only one man in 100 or so has them, many consider them a plus, and it's for you and your possible lifetime partner to decide whether to keep them or have them lasered off. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more