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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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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 never had warts before, but I have a single growth on my finger that has been there for over seven months, it hurts as well...Cancer?

Growth on finger: Warts are common growths on fingers, but there are many things this could be. The chance that this is cancer is pretty low, but not completely impossible. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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My wart on my leg has become swollen and it hurts pretty bad. And today it starting oozing out blood I think didn't really look like blood though?

My wart on my leg has become swollen and it hurts pretty bad. And today it starting oozing out blood I think didn't really look like blood though?

Warts: It sounds like this wart may be infected. Swelling, new tenderness, redness and discharge are indicators of this. See a physician in person as you may need antibiotics. ...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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