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Can genital skin tags spread?

Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, which produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...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 verruca like genital warts?

Is verruca like genital warts?

Warts: The human papilloma virus (hpv) causes all types of warts. Hpv is a group of viruses that includes more than 70 different types. Certain types of hpv cause the common warts on the hands or feet, while others can cause visible genital (or venereal) warts. ...Read more

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Warts on eyelid contagious?

Warts on eyelid contagious?

Yes: All warts are contagious no matter where they are located as they are caused by hpv virus , need repeated body contact to get infected, how ever due to many sub varieties and they have location fetish ...Read more

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Does genital warts itch?

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Does genital warts itch?

Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more

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Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

Could HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating?

No: No, i don't think so. They are very different and i don't believe, ever spread as you've asked. Both are easily treated by acid or coagulation. A doctor will treat the genital warts ... Over the counter treatments for plantar warts are effective. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Do genital warts or herpes itch?

Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching ...Read more

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

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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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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Are HPV warts contagious?

Are HPV warts contagious?

Yes: Hpv is a sexually transmitted disease and are indeed quite contagious. In the United States and much of developed countries, hpv is actually the most commom std! ...Read more

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Can molluscum contagiosum bumps spread without being open?

Can molluscum contagiosum bumps spread without being open?

Yes: Molluscum is transmitted via direct contact and by contact with infected items like clothes, towels, etc. Reports of transmission from swimming pools, wrestling matches, tattoos (rarely), and even sexually have been mentioned. ...Read more

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Can hair grow inside genital warts?

No: True hpv warts will not have hair growing in the wart itself. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more