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Can genital skin tags spread?

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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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

POSSIBILITY...: It's POSSIBLE that they could be warts... more than likely they are just skin tags. We all know what those look like. If you want to be SURE, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Is it safe to not treat genital warts or genital skin tags?

See a dermatologist: Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get rid of them, but do the same for partners with close follow-up, and maintain monogamy, and treat other STDs if highly suspected. Occasionally, biopsy is needed for differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags.  Help please?

Hard to know: Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between genital wart and skin tag?

What is the difference between genital wart and skin tag?

Viral infection: A wart is a viral infection transmitted by contact. A skin tag is a small overgrowth of normal skin easily removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts ...Read more