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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


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I have a normal skin colored small bubble like skin tag externally on my anus, is this warts or hemmerhoids?

I have a normal skin colored small bubble like skin tag externally on my anus, is this warts or hemmerhoids?

Hard to say: without doing an exam. Go see your doctor so that he or she can perform an exam and get an accurate diagnosis, and prescribe proper treatment if needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have 3 flesh colored protrusions on my anus. Are they warts or skin tags? I also have frequent hemorrhoids. I've never had anal intercourse.

I have 3 flesh colored protrusions on my anus. Are they warts or skin tags? I also have frequent hemorrhoids. I've never had anal intercourse.

See answer: Flesh colored protrusions are generally either skin tags or hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids generally change in size whereas skin tags do not change. Warts or condyloma have the appearance of the attached photo. You would need to have then looked at by a medical professional for confirmation. ...Read more

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I Skin tag like thing near my vagina And Anus, could this be warts ? I'm not feeling sick.It stated as a little tender dump now there a couple of tags

I Skin tag like thing near my vagina And Anus, could this be warts ? I'm not feeling sick.It stated as a little tender dump now there a couple of tags

Maybe: There are many causes of tender lumps or bumps near the vagina and anus. The only way to know what they are is to see a women's health provider and have an exam. They could be warts or they could be something else. ...Read more

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I have small lesion on my perianal body I want to know is it warts or skin tags ? I have anal fissure

I have small lesion on my perianal body I want to know is it warts or skin tags ? I have anal fissure

Hard to say: without an exam I am not able to answer your question. See your primary doctor to get the proper exam. ...Read more

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Ped. Told friend baby girl had skin tags. At 9 yrs, took to derm who said she had anal warts. Could yrs of nontreatmnt be bad & will HPV shot help?

Ped. Told friend baby girl had skin tags. At 9 yrs, took to derm who said she had anal warts. Could yrs of nontreatmnt be bad & will HPV shot help?

Mode of transmission: HPV vaccine would not help. The important question is how did a 9 year old girl got anal warts. I think your friend needs to discuss this with the pediatrician as soon as possible. It is a medical-legal consequence if those are really due to a HPV-related infection. Your dermatologist should have acted on this as well as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would skin tag medicine get rid of warts?

Hi docs, would skin tag medicine get rid of warts?

Not recommended: Your dermatologist can treat warts with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen), electrocautery (electric current burns through wart), laser (burns ; vaporizes wart) or medications (application of salicylic acid gel /cantharidin). ...Read more

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Easy ways to get rid of skin tag warts? Why am I getting a lot around neck

See below: Neck is a common site without any good explanation. You may shave off the skin tag, or freeze it with over the counter treatment for warts, or tie a dental floss at the base of the tag or even cut it off with a clear pair of scissors. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have a skin tag/wart on my chin that is in the way when I shave. How may I remove this please?

Have it removed: Have the skin tag numbed and either burn, freeze or cut off. When you ask, "How may I remove this", you don't mean doing it yourself? It hurts and bleeds. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...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.

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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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

Skin: Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a skin tag and a wart? How can I tell the difference between them? How can I remove them?

Easy: Skin tags look like regular skin, usually on thin stalk that can be "pulled up" or stretched from the skin. Often occur under arms, in groin, around neck. Wart has rough surface- like a small cauliflower - often more firm - does not feel like normal skin. Warts often on hands / feet. Warts can be frozen off or can apply various topical agents regularly. Skin tags can be ligated, frozen or cut. ...Read more

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I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a flap of skin or similar, while a wart is flat. Because warts contain virus, they can be infectious. To be sure, see your provider. ...Read more

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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


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more