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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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I have a bump on my finger that looks like a wart but hurts what is this?

I have a bump on my finger that looks like a wart but hurts what is this?

Could be a wart: Warts especially on hands are easily irritated due to pressure, scratching etc. The inflamed wart will be red swollen and painful but should calm down in a few days. It needs to be seen by an md and are easily treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

Infected: By picking at the wart, the skin has been broken and infection has probably set in. Stop picking at it. Keep the area clean. Apply a topical antibiotic. See your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why does my finger have a bump that looks like a wart that hurts?

Why does my finger have a bump that looks like a wart that hurts?

Res ipsa loquitor: Latin for the thing speaks for itself. Perhaps it is a wart. ...Read more

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Can my husband have a planters wart on his finger tip or is it something else? It is a little black dot under the skin, & hurts him when he pushes down on it. It is on the very tip of his finger.

Warts : Warts are caused by human papilloma viruses (hpv). Different hpv viruses tend to live in different parts of the body. Most plantar warts are caused by hpv1. Plantar warts are on the plantar surface of the foot. What you are describing sounds like it may be a wart. However, it probably a different hpv than a foot wart. Iif he sees the dermatologist this can likely be treated easily. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my finger that looks like its a wart but it hurts. It is similar to the color of my skin but the top is lighter. What is it?

I have a bump on my finger that looks like its a wart but it hurts. It is similar to the color of my skin but the top is lighter. What is it?

Cannot see this: Need to see and perhaps touch the lesion before a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes a herpes lesion called a whitlow can present like this initially before breaking down. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sexually active , have bumps that itch and kinda hurt on pubic area. Don't look like warts. Yellow discharge weird smell. Swollen lymph nodes on groin?

Sexually active , have bumps that itch and kinda hurt on pubic area. Don't look like warts. Yellow discharge weird smell. Swollen lymph nodes on groin?

See your doctor: It is possible that you have ingrown hairs in your pubic area, but they may have become infected. Lymph nodes can swell up as a result of the infection. See your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I had cryo treatment for genital warts 5 days ago and my vagina is very red and swollen and on the warts now have yellow, pusy wounds around them? It hurts when I sit down, I smell funny down there and there is blood in my underwear. It's causing me so mu

I had cryo treatment for genital warts 5 days ago and my vagina is very red and swollen and on the warts now have yellow, pusy wounds around them? It hurts when I sit down, I smell funny down there and there is blood in my underwear. It's causing me so mu

Patience: The cryo treatment destroys the warts by causing cell destruction and damage. That is how the virus is eradicated. The wounds are your body's response and indicates that healing is underway. They will heal soon and the warts will be gone. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a few warts on my genitals, i put two of my fingers inside my vagina to see if i had any lumps inside.Now my fingers hurt.Is it related?

I have a few warts on my genitals, i put two of my fingers inside my vagina to see if i had any lumps inside.Now my fingers hurt.Is it related?

Unlikely: Genital warts are caused , by mostly 4 sub-types of hpv virus , you need to get treated to prevent future carcinoma of cervix and spread to your partner , vaccination will help you not to get other 3 types. They have fetish will grow only on general area , my be oral cavity not on your finger ( different subgroup ) see your doctor. ...Read more

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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is also known as Warts. Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more


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