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Can hair grow inside genital warts?

Can hair grow inside genital warts?

No: True hpv warts will not have hair growing in the wart itself. ...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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Can genital warts grow hair on them?

Can genital warts grow hair on them?

NO does not: Wart or papilloma is caused by hpv virus , the growth is confined to superficial layer of skin epidermis , hair follicles are in deeper layer dermis , growth of hair is blocked, , will not grow through , once warts are gone hair will grow ...Read more

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Is it normal for genital warts to grow hair?

Usually NO: Warts are caused by hpv virus which attacks superficial epidermal layer of skin , hair follicle grows from deeper dermal layer , wart will block the hair follicle growth. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have ingrown hair or genital warts?

How do I tell if I have ingrown hair or genital warts?

Appearance: An ingrown hair will typically be a hard, sometimes red bump that seems to be under the skin more than above it, while warts are more likely to be raised up, dry, bumpy and flesh colored. Since genital warts require treatment and are contagious, a gynecologist should make the distinction for you. ...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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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

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I have HPV and i wanted to know if genital warts can appear on the pubic hair?

I have HPV and i wanted to know if genital warts can appear on the pubic hair?

No : They appear on skin or mucous membranes. But the nits of pubic lice (crabs) do appear on pubic hair. If you are suspicious you have lice see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can genital warts grow hair? I have a bump on the bottom of my shaft (tic tac size) with a hair growing from it. Concerned it may be a genital wart.

Can genital warts grow hair?  I have a bump on the bottom of my shaft (tic tac size) with a hair growing from it.  Concerned it may be a genital wart.

Multiple causes: Moles or nevi can grow hair. There are also benign growths of the hair follicle that can grow hair. See a dermatologist who may remove growth with a small shave biopsy and will recommend any treatment if needed. ...Read more

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6-8 of the hair follicles on the base of my penis in the pubic hair region have raised a bit and turned darkish-gray or black? Genital warts?

6-8 of the hair follicles on the base of my penis in the pubic hair region have raised a bit and turned darkish-gray or black? Genital warts?

Possible cysts: Hard to say without more history and seeing photos of these lesions, but they could be due to clogged hair follicles - black color could be due to oxidation or old blood. I cannot rule out possibility that these are genital warts or something else. Go see your clinician asap for an exam, tests if needed, and appropriate management. Take Care. ...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