What are the types of papillomas

Everyone needs to take a closer look at the types of papillomas in general. Such information will be useful in the sense that some types of warts have very high oncogenic levels and if they appear on the body, a person can immediately consult a doctor.

Each type of neoplasm has its own unique external characteristics and it is worth getting to know them a little closer.

Common or vulgar wart - description

Carriers of papillomavirus are 90% of the world's population. For some, it may remain inactive throughout life, but there are some who cannot get rid of warts. Most often on the skin you can see the usual papilloma, which is caused by species of viral organisms, which are numbered 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19-24, 26, 27, 29, 55.

papilloma of the skin

Papillomas of the vulgar type appear on the human body due to the following external characteristics:

  • the shape is round or hemispherical;
  • the color is slightly darker than flesh or brown;
  • rises above the level of the skin by 2-4 millimeters;
  • has an even and smooth structure, soft texture;
  • attached to the human body thanks to a special leg.

Such a problem can occur in the arms, legs, back, face and neck. Some people confuse such benign formations with moles, but in fact these two concepts are completely different.

This problem has no noticeable symptoms, warts of this type have a very low level of oncogenicity and do not require trouble-free removal. If a person wishes, he can remove the growth by using laser therapy, freezing with liquid nitrogen, special patches or standard surgery.

Description of filamentous warts

Varieties of papillomas can tell you exactly which genotype of the viral organism is causing the problem. Quite often, fibrous warts can be found on the neck or face. They are small enough, located on a long leg and practically do not cause discomfort. The characteristic features of papillomas of this particular type should be called:

  • quite small, almost small size;
  • the leg is long and very thin, resembling a thread;
  • flesh or light brown;
  • quite soft and pleasant structure.

Filamentous warts can appear on the eyelid, neck, near the mouth. If they grow on another part of the body, then there is nothing strange here, because the human papilloma virus may seem completely unexpected. Filamentous papillomas are also called anronorad, and doctors do not give clear recommendations for their removal. When this particular type of problem occurs, there are no clear recommendations for removal.

Flat papillomas - main features

papillomas on the face

Flat warts are a fairly common type of papilloma that most often appears at a young age.

Small flat warts are observed on the body of adolescents and over time they disappear on their own.

The probability of a flat neoplasm appearing in later life is also quite high, as the problem is caused by variants of the virus with numbers 43, 55, 53 and some more.

In terms of appearance, this problem has the following characteristics:

  • practically does not protrude above the level of the skin or the height is minimal;
  • flesh or light brown hue;
  • most often it appears in a single variant;
  • does not cause any discomfort, may be minimal or quite large.

Such a problem causes only visual discomfort, as it does not cause much anxiety. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral therapy, which is caused by taking antiviral drugs. If a person experiences visual discomfort in the presence of a flat wart, then the papilloma can be removed surgically, by laser or cold cauterization.

Exacerbated papillomas or warts

The most dangerous for humans are acute papillomas. They are caused by viral organisms with numbers 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 59, 70, 30, 39, 55, 57, 67, 69. Such formations have a very high oncogenic level, most often occurring in the intimateareas of men and women.

The external characteristics of genital warts that result from the activity of the human papillomavirus are considered to be:

  • cone-shaped growths, different sizes;
  • quite high rise above the level of the skin;
  • the presence of a wart is not in one variant;
  • a significant number of papillomas form a formation that looks very similar to cauliflower;
  • education not only on the skin but also on the mucous membranes;
  • flesh, light brown or pink.

The appearance of these growths in the intimate area causes a lot of discomfort. The person experiences constant itching, feels discomfort during intimacy and may have a not very pleasant odor.

If the problem is found in a woman, then she will be asked to undergo screening. The treatment of the problem will depend directly on what specific diagnosis the doctors make. If the tumors have already become malignant, then surgery is performed, chemotherapy is used. In refuting such a serious diagnosis, patients are still advised to remove the growths and conduct antiviral therapy.

Plantar warts - main features

plantar wart

Some HPV genotypes cause warts on the soles of the feet and palms. They often look like ordinary corns, but at the same time they are quite painful. The main characteristics of problem formations of this type should be called the following external manifestations:

  • the color of the growths is practically indistinguishable from the color of the skin;
  • slightly protrude above the level of the skin;
  • they often look like a small knot in the leg and have some mobility.

Discomfort from growths occurs only because they have appeared in such an area. Due to excessive education, it is painful for a person to fully stand on his feet, and if the papilloma is on the arm, then there is a lot of discomfort during the execution of some kind of robot. Removal of such growths is necessary because they can be easily damaged, which often leads to blood poisoning.

Plantar warts have a low oncogenic level, but are quite dangerous due to the fact that they are easily damaged without even noticing it. In such a problem it is necessary to conduct antiviral therapy, to remove the growth surgically, with laser or liquid nitrogen. A small wound remains after the operation, but it heals completely in a few days.

Basal papillomas and senile warts

There are papillomas that occur exclusively in people of a certain age. These types of benign growths include papillomas with basal ends. Such neoplasms are also considered senile warts (pictured).

senile papilloma

In terms of appearance, such benign growths can be described as follows:

  • in color practically do not differ from the standard skin color;
  • rather soft structure;
  • slight rise above skin level;
  • variations in size - quite large or small papillomas.

Such warts do not pose any danger. They cannot be removed, but if desired, the patient can always choose the most convenient type of therapy for himself. These types of papillomas are quite poorly visible in the photo, but in real life they are clearly visible during an external examination.

More information

In nature, there are about 150 species of papillomaviruses that cause warts of various shapes and sizes on the skin. Papillomas are divided into species depending on which strain of HPV the person has been infected with.

People can develop warts of various types and sizes only after the body is severely weakened, and if they notice such formations on the skin, then it is worth remembering and considering the following information:

  • acute papillomas or warts that collect always have a very high level of danger;
  • when warts appear on the soles of the feet, mucous membranes, palms, even if they belong to a safe variety, they must be removed;
  • you should not try to cut the warts of any type yourself, because it threatens to recur and infect the whole body.

Each human body has its own characteristics, which also affects how exactly the human papillomavirus can manifest.

If a person notices a certain type of warts on the body, it is similar in description to one of these varieties, then you should immediately consult a doctor.

When education does not meet the above descriptions, it should also not be neglected, because all this can be provoked by HPV.

Why does this problem exist in almost everyone? Experienced doctors have not yet been able to identify in detail, but experts have learned how to competently treat both external manifestations and the source of the problem. The external problem of each variety is a reason to visit a medical specialist. You can't ignore this, because it can all end very seriously.

In custody

So, if a person has a simple or flat wart, then there is no need to be afraid at all, but the pointed growths do not always turn out to be benign, which is the reason for additional diagnosis and immediate treatment.

Senile warts also do not appear in any way and are often not caused by HPV, but simply form due to age. Flat papillomas can become an age characteristic of adolescents and then disappear without a trace.

But you should not rely on this, because the problem may be more serious. It is better to go immediately to a qualified medical professional and solve the problem competently, so that later you do not encounter additional problems.

Among the warts of all kinds there are completely safe neoplasms and those that can cause significant damage to health. Both problems require a competent diagnosis and only then the doctor will decide what to do in a particular case. Everyone can learn to recognize the varieties of the problem, but there is no point in trying to treat it yourself.