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How can you tell the difference between a skin tag and a HPV wart?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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In brief: See a doctor

It would be best to have a doctor decide which it is.

In brief: See a doctor

It would be best to have a doctor decide which it is.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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