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Anal Skin Tag Removal
Yes, but not smart!: Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain and risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be the remnant of an external hemorrhoid or a filiform wart or even cancer. It would best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: They are essentially the same thing. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more
Im just worried will the anal skin tag cause me any sickness in health? Can i just leave it without doing any surgery?
Leave it alone: If you have constipation, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. The skin tag is of no consequence. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hi.. Yesterday I had 3 to 4 times diahorrea and it swell my anal skin tag which was developed long back. It is highly discomforting/painful.Pls help
Irritation: The anus has likely been irritated by the diarrhea. Have you tried soaking the area in warm water (sitting in the tub) to see if this helps. If not, try Preparation H. If problem persists, see your doctor. In the meanwhile, try not to rub too vigorously after a BM. Consider using moistened toilet paper to clean up . ...Read more
No: Make sure it is a skin tag - these are usually just annoying and not painful. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more
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In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? can i leave it alone?
Can a gynecologist remove an anal skin tag if the skin tag is very close to the vaginal opening and causing issues??
Labia appear to extend to anus. It's just a thin flap of skin. Can a female have a perineal raphe? I'm already self conscious from an anal skin tag.
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I have been travelling to and fro since 2 yrs & i started getting loose stools twice a day now & now from a few day i see an anal skin tag not painful
Irritable bowel: You may be dealing with irritable bowel syndrome and if you can't identify what foods trigger your symptoms you could Google and try a fodmap diet. It's advisable,however, to have a fresh,warm stool sample cultured to check for pathogens as well as parasites and their eggs. Consult your physician or a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
What specialist should one see for exam and removal of skin tags around anus? Dermatologist, proctologist or other?
After removal of anal skin tags will olive oil on cotton wool on the area promote healing and soothe soreness..
Absolutely: I am a proponent of olive oil. This is a soothing oil and should be helpful. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are perineal skin tags, meaning arising from the space between the rectum and the vagina, that occur at birth that look like vaginal or rectal skin tags. Those will eventually go away. Rectal skin tags caused by repetitive trauma, like chronic constipation, require resolution of the issue, in this case treating the constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please don't! : I mean no unkindness here, but are you sure it's a skin tag? Other possibilities include venereal warts and hemorrhoids. Even if it truly is a skin tag, it's not a good idea to try to remove it yourself. Please let your doctor take a look, and recommend options for you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: Anal skin tags may be present, but have little to do with anal sphincter tone and competence of stool retention. See a colorectal surgeon or start with your family doctor, both can be dealt with, though these are really separate and unrelated things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer