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A 76-year-old male asked:

Are epitheal growths on neck, head and shoulder a sign of some systemic problem? these froths are usually only small in diameter but grow taller.

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags are what i call "marks of maturity" -- nearly everyone accumulates at least a few of them over time. They are not a sign of any systemic problem. At one time, some believed that they were a marker for polyps in the colon, but this was debunked several years ago.

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Last updated Aug 21, 2017

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