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Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Very commonly these are genital warts caused by hpv, but they could also be molluscum, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, or another lesion.
Most of these are benign, but when in doubt, always have these examined, especially if they are changing or growing.

In brief: No
Very commonly these are genital warts caused by hpv, but they could also be molluscum, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, or another lesion.
Most of these are benign, but when in doubt, always have these examined, especially if they are changing or growing.
Dr. Shala Fardin
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Small raised skin changes aka papillomas have different origins.
Skin tags. Hpv and molluscum bodies are common findings.

In brief: No
Small raised skin changes aka papillomas have different origins.
Skin tags. Hpv and molluscum bodies are common findings.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Genital lesions
They can be hpv, they can be tags, they can be other viral lesions as molluskum.

In brief: Genital lesions
They can be hpv, they can be tags, they can be other viral lesions as molluskum.
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko
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