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Doctor insights on: Clitoral Skin Tag

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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I have 2 skin tags on clitoris they can be painful when aroused should I be worried?

I have 2 skin tags on clitoris they can be painful when aroused should I be worried?

Maybe: Clitoral skin tags are rare because that is primarily nerve tissue, as opposed to the everyday, common skin tag on "normal skin" that may just be clipped off. The fact that it is exactly there and that it is painful with arousal raises a new level of suspicion. This may be one for your gyn to take a look at. I don't imagine that it's a tumor, but an abnormal growth like that may need to be checked. ...Read more

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I had a skin tag removed off my labia majora just above my clitoris, and my ob cut a mass amount of the surrounding skin too. So really nasty lookin?

I had a skin tag removed off my labia majora just above my clitoris, and my ob cut a mass amount of the surrounding skin too. So really nasty lookin?

Get more information: Talk to your doctor about the skin tag that was removed. Was there anything abnormal about it? Understand why they removed what they did. Would you need any further procedures? Tell them your concerns, and they can help you determine if this is normal, not completely healed, etc. ...Read more

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How do I treat skin tags?

How do I treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can skin tags be dangerous?

Can skin tags be dangerous?

No.: Skin tags are small 'natural' benign growths appear in skin folds like neck, armpits (axillae), under-breasts and groin. Harmless. ...Read more

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How do you remove skin tags?

How do you remove skin tags?

In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the skin and a very sharp pair of small nail scissors with alcohol, and snip them off. Big ones can bleed quite a lot, so let your doc do those. An old folk remedy is to tie thread around them, but that seldom works. Otc "paint on" products are worthless. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags to suddenly appear?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to treat skin tags?

What would you recommend to treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are removed by cutting it off surgically or applying a suture to the base of the skin tag. There are no approved creams to remove a skin tag. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Yes, but don't: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

See Your Doctor: Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, upper chest or groin. ...Read more

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How to treat skin tags quickly!?

How to treat skin tags quickly!?

Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If the skin tag is in a sensitive area (eyelid) or has a large base I will inject local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request. ...Read more

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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

Skin: Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction. ...Read more

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Is skin tag normal?

Is skin tag normal?

Very Common: They are very common and increase with age. ...Read more

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What to do for a skin tag?

Have it removed: Surgically. Ask your family doctor to do this for you. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag. What should I do?

Nothing unless....: A skin tag medically known as an acrochordon is a benign skin lesion that occurs usually around the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids or any skin with creases. Commonly seen in people who are overweight, have diabetes and in pregnant women. Unless they are causing pain or discomfort or become irritated by clothing no treatment is needed. Otherwise they. Are removed quite readily by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin tags?

Ignore or...: Skin tags are usually benign, but some times annoying growths on the body. Being medially harmless, they can be left alone. If bothersome can be removed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the easiest way to remove a skin tag?

See your doctor: There are many ways to remove a skin tag. Some people will simply clip them with fingernail clippers...Other recommend tying a piece of fishing line or dental floss around them. I recommend patients be seen for this. They can be numbed up with a tiny needle, clipped, then cauterized. Almost no pain, bleeding, or chance of infection. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if I pull skin tag?

Pain!: Skin tags are odd growths on the skin caused, we think, by friction (under the arms, around the neck, under the breasts, between the thighs). Pulling on one won't do much except hurt as they are firmly attached! People have burned them off chemically (Tag Away) or tied a thin thread around the base to cut off the circulation so the tag dries up and drops off. I numb them and snip them sterilely. ...Read more

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Use wartner on a skin tag?

Tag: Skin tags are best treated in a dermatologist's office by surgical removal or the application of heat (cautery) ...Read more

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What causes skin tags under your eyes?

What causes skin tags under your eyes?

Tissue overgrowth: Skin tags are called acrochordon. They are exuberant growth of normal tissue, and can be easily removed. ...Read more

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Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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How does pcos cause skin tags?

How does pcos cause skin tags?

Acanthosis nigricans: Not pcos per se, but high Insulin levels which come with being Insulin resistant. The skin is not so resistant and because Insulin is also a growth factor, the top layer of skin responds by getting thicker and turning brown. Acrochordons are the skin tags that can develop from this process. Men can have this also. Most patients with type 2 diabetes have acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more

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Can I numb and cut my skin tag?

Seek a professional: While skin tag removal is quick and relatively straightforward, sterile technique with the appropriate instruments is always your safest bet. Don't risk creating an infection or less favorable scar than you would otherwise have. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely. The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

Clitoris (Definition)

The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited ...Read more