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Clitoral Skin Tag
I have a small white skin tag like thing in the hood of my clitoris, it feels like I could just rip it off. Painless, should I worry? Skin colored
Check with your GYN: Could be nothing. Could be veneral wart. Needs to be seen. Don't rip it off! ...Read more
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
I have 2 skin tags on my clitoris and when aroused it can be very painful is this something I should be worried about?
Family practice: I would have them checked out. It could be venerial warts. ...Read more
I have a skin tag looking little flap a bit whitish in color between the lips and beging part of the vagina some ways above my clitoris skin tag or?
Of course: A picture is worth a thousand words. But I recommend an eval by a dermatologist or your GYN to give you an idea of what it is.. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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