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A 49-year-old member asked:

please let me know if there is a home remedy for anal skin tag?

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Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Make sure it is a skin tag - these are usually just annoying and not painful. If in doubt, consult with your physician.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What would be recommended to take care of an anal skin tag?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Have it snipped off: Under local anesthesia by your family doctor, proctologist (if you can still find a practicing one), or colorectal surgeon. This is not something you can self-treat, nor should you. Even though it's a truly simple quick procedure, if it gets infected you have big trouble, so let an expert do it and follow up appropriately!
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What r ! causes of asmall skin tag around the anal opening?Are they harmfuul?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Colon Polyps: Colon polyps are important because they may be, or may become malignant (cancerous). They also are important because based on their size, number, and histology, they can predict which patients are more likely to develop further polyps and colon cancer.
A 46-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for an anal skin tag to have an ice cream cone shape? (swirly pattern)

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Yes, it could be conical.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

I think i have anal skin tag / hemmorhoids. It looked like a popped balloon but its blackish and its causing skid marks on my undies? Unfortunately i cant post pictures in here?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Sound like you need to see a doctor in person. I don't think virtual medicine can evaluate this well

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