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Do skin tags grow back if they are cut off?

Do skin tags grow back if they are cut off?

Skin tags: While skin tags are rarely malignant, you might decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation if they are in an area where clothes or body parts rub against them. Everyday health (harvard health publications) outlines different removal procedures. Once properly removed, skin tags rarely recur in the same site, but others might develop elsewhere. ...Read more

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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Can skin tags grow back?

Can skin tags grow back?

No but more occur: If completely excised, these do not recur. However, the conditions that predispose to these (moist creases/folds) generally create co dictionary where new skin tags will appear ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow back once removed?

Do skin tags grow back once removed?

Depends: Skin tags are common small benign growths. Removal is simple with a (scissors) or scalpel. Incomplete removal can lead to recurrence, but over aggressive removal is not appropriate either as more scarring may result. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow back if they are torn off? I have bad insurance so will do my own

Do skin tags grow back if they are torn off? I have bad insurance so will do my own

Depends: It really depends upon exactly what the "tags" are. Granulomas will grow back if not removed properly, for example. Better have a professional safely take care of it. ...Read more

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Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow?
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Skin : Skin tags develop in areas of friction such as the armpits, neckline, under the breasts, and in the groin. It is felt they are due to friction, heredity, obesity, and other factors but essentially anyone can get them. The skin tags (check out more info below) that are removed will often slowly be replaced by new skin tags that are developed but it depends alot on the factors above. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How fast do skin tags grow?

Variable: This can vary greatly. Sometimes you are born with a skin tag and it never changes size. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags? Can i just cut them off?

What causes skin tags? Can i just cut them off?

They just grow: They are common we don't know why they grow they are fleshy growths proabably genetics (+/-) weight gain determine size and number
would not recommend self-removals. ...Read more

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Why and what is causing me to grow skin tags in my vaginal area? Thank you

Skin-on-skin rubbing: Skin tags may occur in areas where there is rubbing of skin on skin. Obese people may have more of a tendency to make skin tags. They can occur anywhere: necklines, underarms, waistline, between the legs. They are easy enough to clip off in your fps office with only a little "zing" of discomfort (that can be eased with Ethyl Chloride spray). ...Read more

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My skin tags keep growing and I get them removed. So why do they keep coming back? It's in my vaginal area there must be a cause....

My skin tags keep growing and I get them removed. So why do they keep coming back? It's in my vaginal area there must be a cause....

No cause.: Skin tags, or polyps, do not always have a clear cause and may recur. Be sure that a workup has been done and they have been reviewed pathologically to ensure they are not something else, such as condyloma. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a skin tag&does removing it cause another to grow? Will another grow in its place? What causes skin tags? Please tell me everything

Is it ok to remove a skin tag&does removing it cause another to grow? Will another grow in its place? What causes skin tags? Please tell me everything

See below: Removing a skin tag will not cause another to grow. When removed, they very rarely regrow. The tags often grow in areas that rub together or where clothing rubs and they have hereditary component. They can be removed with sterile scissors by sniping at the base and lifting at the same time and using styptic to sterilize and stop any bleeding. Most safely removed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

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

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I have developed skin tags overnight on my back. I read that covering with duct tape will get rid of them. Is this correct?

I have developed skin tags overnight on my back. I read that covering with duct tape will get rid of them. Is this correct?

Not correct: Duct tape is effective for warts but not for skin tags. If you or a friend tie a piece of thread or dental floss tightly around the base of the skin tag, it will shrivel up in a few days and fall off. Keep area clean. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

R/o Acanthosis: 30 year old woman with skin tags. It would be best in this situation to get an exam from your physician to rule out Acanthosis Nigricans and related diseases and endocrinopathies. Bring your family history and current health information. If simple skin tags can be cauterized or removed with cryotherapy. Please see your doctor for exam then cosmetic dermatology. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use deodorant products after a doctor has cut off skin tags from your armpit?

Is it safe to use deodorant products after a doctor has cut off skin tags from your armpit?

Healed?: If the areas that were resected have healed then you deodorants are safe to use. If there is any open tissue then wait a few days until all is closed up. ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This : This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag that is half ripped off and bleeding a little. If I rip off all the way in a swift tear is this dangerous and will it grow back?

I have a skin tag that is half ripped off and bleeding a little. If I rip off all the way in a swift tear is this dangerous and will it grow back?

See below: Clean area with some alcohol. Take a pair of scissors cleaned with alcohol and cut the rest off. Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid. Check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people, usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area, and neck area. ...Read more

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Are skin tags harmful?

Are skin tags harmful?

No: No they are not harmful but they can be somewhat irritating because of their location. They tend to grow around neck lines, bra lines, and underwear lines. Your doctor can easily remove them but insurance often won't pay since it is considered cosmetic. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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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