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Do plantar warts hurt?

Do plantar warts hurt?

Depends: Depending on how long the plantar warts have been present and how deep the virus has penetrated can determine whether they are painful. If the virus is deep and has had the opportunity to fester beneath the surface, although mainly vascular, it can be quite thick and hard resulting in pain when pressure applied. If the wart is adjacent to a nerve it can also irritate and cause pain. ...Read more

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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


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Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, i also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

Do genital warts hurt and do they grow quickly I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and noticed yesterday a few lumps and a growth near my anus, looks like a hemroid, i also have a large lump in my lymph area of my groin in my bikini line

Verrucas : Human papilloma virus requires inoculation into living cells, whereby the virus "takes over" the normal cell creating "virus factories". These cells then can rapidly reproduce (exponentially) whereby rapid formation of the visible lesions (warts) occur. As in any infectious process, lymph node enlargement can occur. Recommendation for medical evaluation as contagious and links to cancer. ...Read more

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Can vaginal skin look similar to vaginal warts? Bumps do not hurt or burn.

Can vaginal skin look similar to vaginal warts? Bumps do not hurt or burn.

Hard to say: You really need to see your gynecologist to see whether your vaginal skin is just normal which is a little bumpy or whether you do have warts. ...Read more

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How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

How do I make what looks like warts (but the bumps don't hurt) go away?

Probably no need: Warts almost never are painful except sometimes when they occur at a spot sensitive to pressure, rubbing, etc (e.g. plantar warts, on the soles of the feet). Common warts in children almost always clear up on their own within a few months and usually it's best to just leave them alone. But if they increase in number or are bothersome, take him to the pediatrician for treatment advice. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of warts and not hurt alot?

What is the best way to get rid of warts and not hurt alot?

See a Podiatrist: There are many methods for treating warts, most do not involve pain. See a podiatrist to treat them on your feet. ...Read more

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I have recently gotten my wart froze and the next day, it hurts when you touch it and it has turned a black colour. Is this normal?

I have recently gotten my wart froze and the next day, it hurts when you touch it and it has turned a black colour. Is this normal?

Likely: You are experiencing a normal response to tissue injury. It should heal in a few days. Wart is an HPV infection. Related to your question: If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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A little patch of pink colored bumps on side of tongue that hurt. I don't know what it is and I am freaking out thinking it could be warts?

A little patch of pink colored bumps on side of tongue that hurt. I don't know what it is and I am freaking out thinking it could be warts?

Don't freak out: Most likely temporary malady. Might be canker sores, very common , source not known, worse during period of stress. Could be one or more of your taste buds is inflamed or irritated,which can swell and form a painful bump on your tongue. Maintain good oral hygiene and monitor and they most likely will resolve on there own. Only seek medical attention if they persist or worsen >7-10 days. ...Read more