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Should I talk to my doctor about my warts?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Most warts do not require medical attention. However, people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic purposes, or if they become uncomfortable.

Common warts often go away on their own with time, but being treated by a doctor can help to ensure that your warts do not spread. Doctors recommend that you seek treatment if your warts are uncomfortable or spread rapidly. Be sure to ask your doctor about the causes, symptoms, complications, and possible treatments associated with warts. If you are still concerned, ask your doctor to refer you to a dermatologist.

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