Health Tip: When Warts May Be Serious09/16/10
(HealthDay News) -- Warts are small bumps, caused by a virus,
that develop on the skin. While they're generally not cause for
concern, some symptoms indicate that a doctor should examine a
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says you should seek a
physician's advice if:
- The wart bleeds, leaks discharge or pus, has red streaks, or
you have a fever.
- You want to have the wart removed and it's not going away.
- The wart causes pain.
- The wart appears on the genitals or anus.
- Your immune system is weakened by HIV, or you're diabetic.
- The wart changes in appearance or color.
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