Harvard Men's Health Watch

Worried about warts?

Warts are extremely common and the different types include flat warts found on your hands and face, plantar warts on your feet and sexually-transmitted genital warts. Most are small and painless and resolve on their own. All are benign. But that doesn't mean warts are trivial. In fact, many are unsightly, some do cause pain, and patients with weakened immune systems can have major problems with warts. However, the most common symptom of all is worry, with embarrassment a close second; both are best treated with a simple dose of information.
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