Four different medical professionals and two different diagnoses. Wart or mole? How can I be sure one way or the other? (Photo)

Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. All four seemed so confident. How can I be sure? Growth on bottom of butt.

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Mole or Wart?

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Thanks for the question. Sometimes distinguishing between a mole and wart can be difficult especially in an area where the lesion may often be rubbed or traumatized. A simple shave biopsy for pathology should be able to provide a diagnosis. Other skin lesions such as seborrheic keratoses (which are benign) can also occur across the body and mimic both a wart and a compound nevus by visual inspection. 

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