Mole Wart

Mole Warts

     Just like moles, warts are harmless skin growths, caused by the papilloma virus and they aren't cancerous. There are more than 100 types of human papilloma virus. This virus infects the top layer of the skin, usually penetrating the body through areas with skin lesions. The virus causes rapid growth of the skin layer, resulting in a wart (warts is the medical term). Usually warts disappear on their own within months or even years. Warts can appear in different areas of the body. Occur more frequently in children and young adults.

     There are 6 main types of mole warts. They may differ depending on the location and appearance:

  • Common mole warts appear most frequently on hands, but can occur in any part of the body; they look rough, gray-brown, with a dome shape.
  • Plantar mole warts appear on the feet: they have the appearance of hard, thick leather, with a black spot; these warts cause pain when walking, is like walking on rocks.
  • Planar mole warts are usually met on the face, arms or legs, they are small (smaller than a pencil eraser), they have flat surfaces, they may be pink, brown or yellow.
  • Filiform mole warts are usually found around the mouth, nose or chin; they have the color of meat and show dendritic prominence.
  • The mole warts around the nail are found around the toenails, have a spectator rough and uneven, it may affect the normal nail growth.
  • Genital mole warts are found on the genitals, around the anus, inside the rectum, vagina or cervix. They exist in various colors, from the meat color to a gray color and sometimes it confluence giving a conopidiform appearance, which in some cases are too small to be seen with the naked eye. These mole warts may increase the risk of developing cancer of the cervix in women.

     Mole warts are spread quite easily through direct contact with the human virus papilloma. Re-infection can occur by touching the warts and then by touching other body parts. It can infect other people by sharing towels, razors or other personal items. After exposure to the human virus papilloma, there follows a period of 2-9 months in which the subcutaneous growth of warts that can not be seen with the naked eye when they take place.

     It is unusual the occurrence of a mole warts at each exposure to the human virus papilloma. There is a tendency for some people to develop it more than others. Genital warts are very contagious.

     A mole wart occurs when the human virus papilloma infects the surface layer of the skin, causing skin cells to grow rapidly. Then the virus can spread from one area which has a mole wart to other parts of the body, causing the production of new warts. Several types of this virus grow in warm and wet areas, such as showers, changing rooms or swimming pools.

     It is very possible the appearance of a mole wart at the level of damaged skin such as skin cuts, nail upper skin, nails chewed meat or skin bruises. The plantar warts are common to swimmers whose feet are always wet and soft and which are also scratched due to rough surfaces of swimming pools. The common ones are most common in people who handle poultry products and fish.

     Mole warts are common in various forms and sizes. A wart can have a plan shape, can be swelling or may be smooth. Blood vessels (capillaries) grow inside warts, ensuring their blood supply. Both in the common mole warts and in the plantar ones, these capillaries have the form of black dots in the center of warts.

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