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Warts on Legs

A few months back, I was treated for a few warts on the shaft of my penis. They healed beautifully and I have been clear on my genitalia for months. Since then, I have noticed a few (3-5) pimple-like bumps on my inner thighs. I initially assumed that they were pimples from sweat, etc. However, they do not pop and have not gone away for a couple of weeks. My concern is this, could this be associated with the genital warts? I am entering into a new relationship and if it is a continuation of the warts, I want to minimize the risk for her. I have another follow up with my derm in two weeks that I was planning on canceling, but if you think that there is room for concern...I will show them to him.

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Hard to tell what  they might be without seeing them, but warts are possible.  Another possibility is molluscum contagiosum.  Molluscum is caused by a virus and can be sexually acquired and transmitted, and often occurs near but not on the genitals, such as the pubic area or upper-inner thighs.  It is especially likely if the bumps are shiny pink or have a dimple in the middle.  Happily, molluscum isn
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