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Doctor insights on: Do I Have Genital Warts Or Skin Tags

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What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get rid of them, but do the same for partners with close follow-up, and maintain monogamy, and treat other STDs if highly suspected. Occasionally, biopsy is needed for differential diagnosis. ...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


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

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

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

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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

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

See a dermatologist: Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing what looks like skin tags at the bottom opening of my vagina. Are genital warts able to be cured? Are hpv and genital warts the same?

Warts and HPV: First, skin tags are a normal anatomic variant. Vestibular papillomatosis also is another normal and commonly at the vaginal opening. Google both for photos; if still uncertain, see a doctor to confirm, but maybe not warts. All warts (genital or anywhere else) are caused by HPV, but most HPV infections don't result in warts. Warts are easily treated and cured, although HPV itself often persists. ...Read more

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What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

Certainly possible: If these skin tags are new- there is a possibility they could be genital warts- please practice safe sex as these are easily passed and see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

POSSIBILITY...: It's POSSIBLE that they could be warts... more than likely they are just skin tags. We all know what those look like. If you want to be SURE, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This: This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts? There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Genital warts looked like they were clearing up by themselves, but haven't gone, could they be genital warts? There 4 spots skin colour and really small

Maybe: Sometimes the body will fight off the hpv virus and genital warts will disappear on their own. Sometimes this happens when one wart is treated or damaged, sometime it happens spontaneously. Or the spots maybe something else that is going away. It would need to be evaluated in person to give a better answer. ...Read more

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Can genital warts spread to other areas of the skin?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by strains of human papilloma virus (hpv) some of which cause cervical cancer, anal warts & cancer, pharyngeal warts & cancer. If you are affected, have your fp check thoroughly for other sites, especially the cervix with pap smear & dna testing to prevent/id cervical cancer early. Hpv vaccine protects against these cancer-causing strains. Discuss with doc. ...Read more

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Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. ...Read more

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Are genital warts passed for sure, only after a few seconds of skin to skin contact and no warts are open?

Not definite: Genital warts are fairly easily transmitted from person to person, regardless of whether or not the skin is broken. The virus that causes them can even be transmitted if no wart is present. With such brief contact, though, risk of transmission is very low. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Genital Warts (Definition)

Warts with a raised, irregular, flesh colored appearance and can be found anywhere ...Read more