So, I have not yet been actually diagnosed with hpv. I have a bump (possibly skin tag or possibly wart). My doctor prescribed me aldara which I came to understand is a genital wart removal medication. I have not yet used it. I've had 2 other doctors inform me that my bump was a skin tag and this last doctor didn't actually tell me that i had hpv. My pap smears have all been normal, but would the wart causing strand of hpv cause an abnormal pap? I have called the doctor and left a message and I'm waiting for a response (which has taken entirely too long). How do they test for hpv. I want to know for sure what I have.