There are 8 different types of warts, they are usually denoted by their appearance and location on the body.
The common wart also know as the seed wart this is often found in children on the hands, feet or knees. It has the appearance of broccoli on the surface. Common warts may have small black dots that are clotted blood vessels.
Plantar warts are often found on the feet are generally thin and have a hard thick layer. Sometime the wart can have black dots. These can be painful if the person infected wears shoes that put lots of pressure on the wart.
Flat warts are reddish-brown or flesh colored. They can range from a few warts clustered together to over 100 warts. Some people even experience lots of pain as a result of many warts on them.
Filiform warts can also be called facial warts as the name implies they are commonly on the face. Filiform warts are generally long, thin and flesh colored. Though most warts are dark in color, facial warts match the skin color well.
Mosaic warts are most often a group of plantar warts grouped together often found on the feet. Most warts are circular but mosaic warts are very irregular in shape. Mosaic warts are generally in a small area and don’t grow very large.
Periungual wart is a wart that clusters around the fingernail or the toenail and cauliflower like in appearance. If left untreated these warts cause the loss of the cuticle on the nail causing lots of pain.
Oral warts can appear can be inside the mouth or outside on the lips. These warts are more likely to not be painful. They are smaller in size and tend to be just one or a few at most. They can appear dome shaped that are white or skin colored.
A genital wart is a wart located near or on the genitals. Genital warts are the most common form of STD. They are flesh colored, grey or white. In most cases there are no symptoms of HPV infection other than the warts themselves.