2. Common Warts
Some people who are infected by HPV may develop common skin warts. These warts can be located on the hands, fingers, and elbows. Most people simply write these warts off as not being that big of a deal. In most cases, the warts are not a big deal. However, when you develop common warts and there does not seem to be a reason, there is a good chance that HPV is the cause.
The warts may not be itchy or painful, but they are typically rough looking and may cause you to be self conscious about them. Since the common warts appear in areas that are uncovered and exposed, they are more likely to bleed or become injured. Having the warts removed does not treat the virus that has caused them to appear in the first place. This means that even if you get rid of them, there is a possibility that they will return.