Hello Dr. Rockoff,
I notice a white lesion on the shaft of my penis.The area of white skin is slightly elevated all around the edges on the shaft of my penis. It is spherical in shape and it is not rough on the surface. It is not itchy nor painful.
I went to see a dermatologist.He said it could be a wart (then afterwards he said it was most likely a wart when I asked him what could be the other options if it were not a wart) but said that it was flat on the surface.
The dermatologist carried out nitrogen freezing on the "wart".
But I am still a bit confused because he said it could be a flat wart.. But I understand that flat warts occur on the hands and the face. Is it the same type of HPV virus that causes flat warts on the face and the genitals? Is the "flat" genital warts the same type as the cauliflower type of HPV virus?
Do flat warts that commonly occur on the face and hands also occur on the genitals? I also understand that genital warts can be flat.
Will they appear again on my genitals after they have been treated with liquid nitrogen if indeed it was a wart? Will they appear at the same spot as previously?
How long will it take for my body to clear the virus?
Do Flat genital Warts cause cancer on the penis or is it a low risk type that does not cause cancer?
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