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Do genital warts start off small and get bigger? Or do they

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Do genital warts start off small and get bigger? Or do they start off big. What is the difference in appearance between genital warts and molluscum?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Zia replied 9 years ago.

gental warts is a general term that is used for infection with human papilloma virus causing warts.... however quite often the term warts is used for molluscum as well... warts is not a diagnosis in itself it can be many things... the terms wart benign outgrowths...

genital warts start off smaller and then grow in size...

warts of molluscum have a classic appearace in that they have a central indentation in them and they are often small and multiple...

here is a picture where you can see a molluscum wart:

warts due to HPV look different in appearance to molluscum warts..

here is a link that has a picture in which you can see HPV warts for yourself


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