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Skin Tags Vs Hpv Warts
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
I'm being treated with tca for hpv. I see growths that my gyn says are skin tags, not warts. But i didn't have them before hpv. What should I do?
Trust doctor: Trust your doctor or get a second opinion if desired. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a normal pap smear while pregnant, but developed skin tags in mid to late pregnancy. Could it be HPV warts?
I am experiencing what looks like skin tags at the bottom opening of my vagina.Are genital warts able to be cured? Are hpv and genital warts the same?
Warts and HPV: First, skin tags are a normal anatomic variant. Vestibular papillomatosis also is another normal and commonly at the vaginal opening. Google both for photos; if still uncertain, see a doctor to confirm, but maybe not warts. All warts (genital or anywhere else) are caused by HPV, but most HPV infections don't result in warts. Warts are easily treated and cured, although HPV itself often persists. ...Read more
I'm not sure if the tiny skin-colored bumps are on my penile shaft are skin-tags or HPV warts. Should i go to a dermatologist 1st? Or family physician
Locations: Skin tag usually present at neck, arm pits and sometines under breasts and groins. They are tiny(1-2 mm) and sometimes, elongated. Warts caused by hpv can be anywhere, but commonly, hands/fingers(called hand warts), bottom of feet(called plantar warts) and ano-genital areas (called genital warts). They are usually larger (>5mm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happening then if i have one doctor said i have skin tag on my balls and one doctor said it is hpv warts. What can i do?
Wart versus skin tag: Most genital warts in men are penile; they can occur on the scrotum, but usually not only there. Single warts are not the norm; usually there are several. New warts are most common in men younger than you, whereas skin tags tend to become more common with age. These factors all favor skin tag. Discuss again with both doctors, or get third opinion. If doubt remains, maybe remove or biopsy it. ...Read more
Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more
Recently diagnosis with hpv. Andi'm noticing skin tags around my neck i didn't have before. Is this a symptom?
I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags i wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two ?
I read that HPV can cause skin tags, if my skin tags (3 of them) were due to hpv, does that mean they can spread or be passed to someone?
Probably : This is an acid and may work . Be careful as this is soft tissue as opposed to something that is hard and needs more liquid to work it out. Would not recommend this but you can try it. Suggest you see a dermatologist. I ...Read more
Is there a topical application that is safe and effective for getting rid of skin tags and flat warts?
Let doc do it.: Wart-off, compond-w may help to get rid of it, however, not very effective. Dermatologist can do a better job. ...Read more
I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!
Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more
I have two clusters of what looks like skin tags on the shaft of my penis I think it may be hpv is there any painless and not embarrassing way to get?
Yes: Either podolox rx or surgical removal. Need a diagnosis. Go to Urologist or Dermatologist ...Read more
Over a year ago I was having Skin tags behand my Pecker Dr. remove it and the result was I have HPV type 26 … so after she make Pap smear and take sam?
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
Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get rid of them, but do the same for partners with close follow-up, and maintain monogamy, and treat other STDs if highly suspected. Occasionally, biopsy is needed for differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Vaginal skin tags: Yes is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to know: Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable. ...Read more
I noticed bumps near vagina they look skin tone color. Dont know if they are skin tags or warts. They dont hurt but spreading near by I think?
I have some things that looks like genital warts but think they could be skin tags where my pubes are?
Either: Both are possible. It needs to be checked by a doc to know. There's ways to remove either one. ...Read more
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
I have growths in my vagina... My first doctor said they were normal but my second said they might be skin tags or hpv... I don't know what to think?
Bothersome?: If the skin tags are bothering you, whether they are hpv related or just plain skin tags, you can ask your doctor to remove them. So long as they aren't cancerous, there's no problem in cutting them off, burning them off, tying them off, etc. Skin tags and hpv related condylomas can be irritating. If it bothers you, speak up and remove them. If md won't, find a doctor who will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have warts or Fordyce spots? I have lines of raised little bump things or skin tags on the walls of my labia
Check it out: Only way to know for sure is to get your doc to look at them. ...Read more