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Plantar wart causing severe pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a plantars wart on my foot that is now about the size of a half dollar. I have tried over the counter meds to help it go away but it is not getting to the point that the pain is shooting up my leg and i can't stand for long periods of times.. should i have it surgically removed?                                                  
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   the wart if causing pain, suggests nerve involvement
Doctor :   and should be removed surgically
User :   ii stand all day at work how long will it take to heal?
Doctor :   you will require about 2-3 days rest and then alternate footwear
Doctor :   to releive direct pressure on it
Doctor :   it should heal in next 10-15 days time
User :   i heard there are two different types of surgory for it. im thinking i should have it cut out instead of lazer what is your opinion?
Doctor :   laser would be better, as it will take out deeper extent too
Doctor :   and the recurrence rate will be lessas compared to manual removal
Doctor :   by surgery
User :   what exactly is hpv? is there something i should be taking for this virus?
User :   im sorry im just a little new to this stuff lol
Doctor :   HPV is human papilloma virus
Doctor :   and it is known to cause warts
Doctor :   you can get a serological test done to see if you are having this infection
Doctor :   they usually result in genital warts, though warts can appear anywhere
User :   well im pretty sure i dont have that lol. how soon do i need to schedual this? i have been calling around but my insurance is about to cancel so im a little worried since im only 22
Doctor :   if the pain is severe, you can go to ER and get an emergency procedure done, as scheduling appointment might take longer
Doctor :   and also you can get medical help before your insurance expires
User :   one more question. will this be the only time this charge will be added to my card or will it be a monthly fee?
Doctor :   that I would not be able to answer, you can ask your insurance company or agent to explain to you
Doctor :   I handle medical queries
User :   i mean on here on this website
Doctor :   in the website, this will be a one time charge as you have chosen 15 minutes package
Doctor :   monthly package is different
User :   thank you so much for your time doctor
Doctor :   you can contact the customer support team at the given e-mail Id or phone to help you with that.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no you have answered all of my main questions. thank you and have a wonderful evening,
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User :   done
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