How are warts diagnosed?

Your doctor can diagnose warts simply by looking at the bumps. Sometimes, your doctor may take a sample of the skin growth (biopsy) to test for HPV.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/26/2020.

References

  • American Academy of Dermatology. Warts: Overview. Accessed 5/4/2020.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians. Warts. Accessed 5/4/2020.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics. Warts. Accessed 5/4/2020.

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