What Doctor To See About Genital Warts

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doctor to see for genital warts

I have noticed some bumps on the shaft on my penis recently. There are not many of them but i fear it may be genital warts. I was wondering if I should consult my physician or see some other specialist?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Who you decide to consult about the bumps you are experiencing is up to you. Your primary care provider should be able to provide an accurate diagnosis, but if there is some doubt or you want a second opinion, try consulting a dermatologist.RMK Read more »

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