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Wart On Thigh
Genital warts on thighs will not go away. I used freeze off three times. Will they go away on their own? Not multiplying (3) but ugly. Suggestions?
I have 4 warts on my thigh. I put band aids on them to prevent oxygen flow. It's been two weeks and some turned black, some itch. Is it working?
HPV: It is always a mystery when warts appear and disappear, which is why so many old wives tales about them exist. The best thing to do is to let a dermatologist see these and then treat them professionally. ...Read more
Can you get genital warts on inner thigh? My HCP and gyn said the bumps on my inner thigh were warts. Could I have gotten them there from sex?
No stds, possible hpv warts/skintags inner thigh. Got handjob from masseuse, not sure if she had blood/semen on hands. Any risk of hiv or other std's?
No STD or HIV risk: The inner thigh is an unlikely site of genital warts, so skin tags seem more likely. In any case, warts take at least 2 months and often up to 9-12 months to show up after acquring HPV, so nothing to do with more recent sexual exposures. STDs are rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, even when genital fluids are used as lubricant -- and for sure zero risk for HIV. ...Read more
No particular reason: Warts can occur any place on the body. ...Read more
I treated four common warts on my inner thigh by freezing them and another one pops up... Why did this happen?
Warts are tricky: Often patients need multiple treatments to get rid of warts completely. They are 'known' for hiding out in the skin layers (away from the destructive power of the immune system) and therefore can pop-up at will if you don't stay on top of it. There are creams (aldara) in addition to ablative therapies (cryo) that can help. See a dermatologist for the best effects. ...Read more
Hello. I have had a wart on my inner thigh for a few months now and it has only recently turned pointy and black. Can I still use a wart remover?
First make sure: It is only a wart, not a pigmented mole, by seeing your doctor. ...Read more
What kind of warts grow on inner thigh? I saw my gyn and he said that they were not genital warts but warts. I use a needle on them and they go away.
Molluscum contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum are warty, pimply spots which heal after you needle or squeeze them. Often they are quite numerous. They heal without scars. Spontaneous clearing usually occurs after a few weeks or months. They are caused by a pox virus and are transmitted sexually. There is a related virus, transmitted without sex, common to small children. A dermatologist can help clear them faster. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of thigh warts? I did cryotherapy but one more popped up... Why? Diagnosed with HPV 3 months ago. Still have them.
Here are some. ..: Thigh is not a common site for wart. How was you diagnosed to have HPV - by microscopic tissue exam or by blood test or just by its appearance? Accumulated experience has told us that some 50% of treated patients expect wart recurrence in follow-up regardless of the methods of Rx. Besides, some patients have no visible HPV lesion, but just harboring its virus as carriers. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
I am told that genital warts can appear on one's thighs? What other parts of an HPV positive person's body can spread it?
I hav wart n moles in my thigh. Althouh I remove with a corn tape. It appears again please help me. I want to remove it without surgeory..
Hello: You asked this on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. HealthTap Prime & Concierge are the sites for medical treatment. Take care. ...Read more
I put a band aid on my inner thigh for 4 warts. Some of them have turned black. Does that mean they're dead? Also, others have reduced in size.
2pink bumps inner thigh for 6 mnths, white center when light shone on them. Went to doc and she did nothing about them bc warts. What to do? Warts?
Warts are caused by human papilloma virus. It is the same virus, different strain, that causes cancer of the uterine cervix. Take HPV vaccine to prevent cancer. For the skin warts, consult this site for home treatment:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/warts-treatments-home-remedies ...Read more
There's a small black mark on my thigh and it's been there long. Few years back, my dad brought me to the clinic and the doctor just said its a wart.
Skin pigmentation, or spots, are not uncommon and most are of no medical concern. With that being said, if the "spot" has changed at all (color, size, elevation, itching, etc) or if you are just concerned and worried about it, then please make an appointment with a dermatologist and get it examined. Call today.
Good luck ...Read more
Hi, I have a skin tag in my inner thigh and was wondering if it is safe for me to use the over-the-counter wart freezing spray?
No: See your doctor, wart meds are made for warts. ...Read more
I am arjoon maloo of mauritius, I had a surgery on my left sole for removal of painful plantar warts. I'm having severe cramp on my calf &thigh.
I have a bump on my upper thigh that look like a pimple or wart but cannot be popped. Also one on my buttox. What is it or how can I get rid of it?
My daughter has been getting tiny wart looking bumps first on her foot that went away then on her thigh now on her elbow, what could they possibly be?
Molluscum...: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes little pearly bumps on the skin. They are harmless and painless and usually go away on their own (could take a few years). Another possibility is that they are truly warts. It doesn't sound urgent, but it'd be good to have her doc take a look at them just to be sure. ...Read more
What are all these warts I'm getting from? Lately I am getting warts all over my body. I have one on the side of my heel, on the side of my nose, under my breasts, on my thighs, and in my armpits. I am 5'2" and overweight (220 pounds) I freeze the warts o
First, are you certain these things are warts and not something else? I ask, because while it's possible to get warts anywhere, they don't typically pop-up all over the body like you're describing.
But, for the purpose of answering your question, we'll assume you're correct and they are, indeed, warts.
Warts are a virus. The virus only affects the upper most layer of skin, the epidermis. To get a wart, you need 3 things:
1. You need to be exposed to the wart virus. You had to have touched something or someone with a wart to get it.
2. You need some kind of break in the skin for the virus to invade. Since warts only affect the outer layer of skin, you don't have to step on a needle or anything to get a wart. A simple little crack from dry skin is enough for the virus to get in.
3. (and this is the most important factor) you need to be susceptible to the virus. Not everyone is susceptible, and not all body parts are equally susceptible. And susceptibility changes over time. In general, the palms and soles are the most susceptible, but it's possible to get a wart anywhere. Also, in general, adolescents tend to be the most susceptible. It's not impossible for an adult or an infant to get a wart, it's just not as common as people between the ages of 8 and 20.
There are many, many treatments for warts. Any time in medicine you see a lot of treatments for one problem, it means we really don't have one best way to treat it. Warts can be stubborn and unpredictable.
Considering the odd way in which you seem to be coming down with these things, the best thing to do is stop using the freeze thing you bought, and go see a dermatologist.
Good luck! ...Read more
I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs. I do not have herpes or genital warts.?
Folliculitis?: Sound like either folliculitis- an infection of the hair pores or hidradentits suppurativa- a condition caused by blockage and inflammation of specialized sweat pores (apocrine glands). Both can be treated with oral and/or topical antibiotics. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
A light brown shiny bump smooth surface in groin where skin folds btwn thigh and abdomen. Is it likely to be genital wart?
I had a bump on inner left thigh lasered off today, doctor seemed hesitant to call it a wart, normal pap test, no hpv, what else could it have been?
Please help me! I am a man 25 years, I have applied apple vinegar on my genital warts, now I got my a wide red spot between my scrotum and my thigh?
See a doctor: Vinegar won't help the warts but is irritating your skin. The redness should go away but you need medical care. ...Read more