Sometimes we get caught up in our busy lives and forget to take care of our health. When the health issue appears to be something mild, like a wart, we let it go and hope that it will go away on its own, when the reality is warts can spread and worsen, leading to discomfort, pain and/or embarrassment. Removing a wart might seem like too much of a hassle, but there are cases when you should definitely see a doctor.
If the wart in question isn’t causing you pain, isn’t a genital wart, or you don’t notice it because it is small and hidden on an unobtrusive area of your body, it’s perfectly fine to ignore it; as a matter of fact, some warts will eventually die and fall off on their own—it may take anywhere from a few months to a few years for that to happen. However, if any of the items listed below are occurring, it’s probably wise of you to have it looked at and treated.
Anything that causes you pain is not good, and if you have plantar warts, it’s very probable that they are causing excessive pain. Plantar warts spread and grow more painful if left untreated, so removing plantar warts immediately is highly recommended.
First and foremost, genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease. If you don’t want to spread them to your partner, you are advised to have them treated. Genital warts are not dangerous, but they can cause irritations or itch and burn. There are many treatments available for these warts, but be warned: none destroy the virus, so they can reappear at any time.
Most warts are caused by the HPV virus and can spread and multiply to multiple regions on your body, growing worse over time. If this has happened to you, treatment is recommended. Even though the treatments won’t remove the virus from your body (HPV warts are incurable), they can relieve the symptoms.
Warts are unsightly, and when they appear on the hands or face, there is no easy way to hide them, leading to embarrassment or insecurities in public situations. If removing a wart can end your embarrassment, why shouldn’t you do everything you can to see that it happens?
Quality of life issues are a real thing, and if your warts are causing any of the above problems, schedule a consultation with us today and discover how wonderful it is to live a wart-free life! Come in for a free consultation to learn more about our wart removal surgery options. Removing a wart has never been easier!
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