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Dr. Adam Bodian
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No: This is very common. The "old fashioned" treatment of skin tags was to tie a small not around the tag and tie it tight. This would "choke" the tag. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khaled El Hoshy
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Color change: This needs to be checked by a dermatologist for proper evaluation. If no access, post a photo to better evaluate.
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Black Skin Tag: Accidental pinching or twisting of the tag could restrict blood flow to the growth, leading the tag to die and turn black. Though likely still harmles ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Cohen
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If treated: Yes....
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Yes: If they lose their blood supply they will turn black but see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
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NO: See your doctor you don't have hpv virus related papillomas.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Likely: You may have cut enough of the stalk to deprive the tag of its blood supply, in which case the dead skin will fall off.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Biopsy: The tag may have had some internal bleeding leading to the color change. Ask your MD to send it for pathology if you are worried about cancer risks. G ... Read More
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
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Necrotic scalp: How large is the defect? how did you get it ?, need to go to your Dr. and have a referral to a plastic surgeon. You must be on antibiotics, I am qu ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Probably not.: Turning black and drying out are usually signs that something is going away on its own, and that's what will probably happen. If it doesn't, let a de ... Read More
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