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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA doctor can diagnose a plantar wart by examining your foot. A plantar wart has a distinct appearance; it is a small, bumpy growth, often with tiny black dots on the surface. In rare cases, your doctor may remove part of growth and have it biopsied to rule out skin cancer.
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Usually, your doctor will only need to look at your plantar wart to diagnose it. If they are unsure, your doctor might use a scalpel to try to decrease the size of the lump, which may cause a very tiny bit of bleeding. Occasionally, a doctor might do a biopsy of the wart. With a biopsy, a small portion of the wart will be shaved off for review under a microscope.