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Iam a 47 year old female I had a hysterectomie bout 15 yrs a go. I have some kind of growth or skin tag in my vagina. I also feel raw. Not sexually acti?

Iam a 47 year old female I had a hysterectomie bout 15 yrs a go. I have some kind of growth or skin tag in my vagina. I also feel raw. Not sexually acti?

Make an appointment: Those are great questions for your gynecologist. You should make an appointment. With your doctor's assessment and advice, those may be easy to treat and correct. It may be embarrassing to ask, but gynecologic health is very important and your doctor can be your best resource. ...Read more

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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 taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Can taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Not likely: None of vitamin overdosages are characterized by skin growths. You need to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If skin tags are redundant growth of skin, do they have any relationship with cancerous cells?

If skin tags are redundant growth of skin, do they have any relationship with cancerous cells?

Skin tags: True skin tags are benign growths and Don't morph into malignant growths as a rule. However, if you note any suspicious changes, it's best to have them examined by your Physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a 1-2mm skin tag at the back/right side of mouth. Been there for at least 2 months with no growth. Any cause for concern?

I have a 1-2mm skin tag at the back/right side of mouth. Been there for at least 2 months with no growth. Any cause for concern?

No: Examine it about once a month and if it becomes larger, changes color or bleeds, see your doctor. You may want to take a picture of the lesion so that it would be easy to see if there have been any changes. ...Read more

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I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

Probably warts: Venereal warts, due to the ubiquitous hpv. See a doctor who can examine you, and advise about treatment and the importance of informing sexual contacts. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?

How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?

Not really.: Ak stands for "actinic keratosis" - they are small crusty bumps caused by chronic sun damage. Dermatologists usually freeze them with liquid nitrogen; for severe cases a strong cream containing 5-FU or Imiquimod is used. Skin tags can be clipped off, or if they are large enough, you can tie a thread around each one to cut off blood supply. But most people (wisely, I think) let their doctor do this. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...Read more

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I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

I have a growth on my face that looks like a small bump. Is it a skin tag or a mole? How can I tell? It's flesh-colored.

Need to examine: It is not practical to know what it is without looking at it. One possibility is a keratoacanthoma. Consult the site given below for images of this lesion. In any case, it would be prudent to have your doctor look at it.

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Hi. I am having small white boils and skin tag like growths on my foreskin. I have tested negative for HSV syphillis and gonohrreh. Please advice?

Hi. I am having small white boils and skin tag like growths on my foreskin. I have tested negative for HSV syphillis and gonohrreh. Please advice?

See a dermatologist: The foreskin is not a common place for skin tags. Two possibilities are molluscum and warts. If the diagnosis is not clear from a physical examination, a small biopsy can be done to confirm. Both of these are viral infections of the skin and can be sexually transmitted. Until you figure out what these are, please use a condom with your partner. ...Read more

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I have growths in my vagina... My first doctor said they were normal but my second said they might be skin tags or hpv... I don't know what to think?

I have growths in my vagina... My first doctor said they were normal but my second said they might be skin tags or hpv... I don't know what to think?

Bothersome?: If the skin tags are bothering you, whether they are hpv related or just plain skin tags, you can ask your doctor to remove them. So long as they aren't cancerous, there's no problem in cutting them off, burning them off, tying them off, etc. Skin tags and hpv related condylomas can be irritating. If it bothers you, speak up and remove them. If md won't, find a doctor who will. ...Read more

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Skin tag type growth I was born with removed off my ear (shaved). Day 2. It's a little swollen, little painful and itchy, and lighter than skin. Norm?

Skin tag type growth I was born with removed off my ear (shaved). Day 2. It's a little swollen, little painful and itchy, and lighter than skin. Norm?

Yes: Continue to monitor your symptoms and stay out of the sun. If it continues to swell and becomes more painful, be checked for infection. All the best and make sure you keep your regular follow up as well. ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an anal fisher 3 weeks ago. Treatment plan was warm baths, anti biotics, and hydrocortisone suppositories. Bleeding and pain has pretty much went away but I noticed a pink almost like a skin tag growth. Is this normal and will it go a

I was diagnosed with an anal fisher 3 weeks ago. Treatment plan was warm baths, anti biotics, and hydrocortisone suppositories. Bleeding and pain has pretty much went away but I noticed a pink almost like a skin tag growth. Is this normal and will it go a

? sentinel tag: First congrats that the pain and bleeding from the anal fissure are gone. Sentinel tag/pile can sometimes occur at the end of the anal fissure, common, it might stay though, at times it is surgically removed, keep taking your medicine as prescribed and follow your doctor's advice, s/he would advise you better after examining you, goodluck, ...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

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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?

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?

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