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wart recurrence

I have had several warts cauterized on the shaft of my penis. Few weeks later a smaller wart will re-appear on the perimeter of the circular scar left by the electrical cauterization. Why does this happen and should i consider it hpv?
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joe d
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
Although the cautery process removes the warts, it is superficial process and doesn’t treat the underlying viral infection and once removed the warts can reoccur, so it isn’t a permanent treatment.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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Dr, thank you for your reply. Just got results back from biopsy of the smaller warts i described. The biopsies were negative for HPV.....Reasonably, it doesnt 'compute' the recurring bumps can be anything else. Are 'biopsies' generally reliable ? thank you
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