Seborrheic warts are dark, wart-like growths on the skin. They are completely harmless but can be unsightly. They are also known as seborrheic keratoses and "senile warts".
The cause of seborrheic warts is unclear but they seem to be linked with ageing, as they are more common in older people, hence the term "senile warts". Unlike warts caused by the wart virus, seborrheic warts are not contagious and do not spread.
You can get seborrheic warts anywhere on the body.
Anyone can get seborrheic warts, however older people are more likely to develop them. There is also thought to be a genetic link so they can run in families.