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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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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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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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Bleeding skin tags?

Bleeding skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

As my old...: ...Distinguished professor of dermatology used to say, "the lord." skin tags are just redundant skin that folds over itself. Beyond the annoyance of getting them caught in jewelry or clothing, they are of no consequence. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

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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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 wont pay since it is considered cosmetic. ...Read more

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Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither: Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. ...Read more

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Do cosmetic surgeons remove anal skin tags?

Do cosmetic surgeons remove anal skin tags?

Anal Skin tags : This is a anorectal problem and most of the colorectal surgeons and some general surgeons will be able to help with this. Cosmetic surgeons are not a good choice for this procedures. Best to you. ...Read more

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Is syringoma connected to genital warts?

Is syringoma connected to genital warts?

No: No connection! syringomas are harmless sweat duct tumors, typically found clustered on eyelids, although they may also be found in the armpits, umbilicus, or vulva. ...Read more

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Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Maybe: Skin tags are easy to remove. Any doctor with the proper sterile instruments could do it. Some gynecologist prefer not to treat things that are not related directly to their specialty. You primary care doctor or a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon could definitely remove them. ...Read more

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Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. ...Read more

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

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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Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

No: Very commonly these are genital warts caused by hpv, but they could also be molluscum, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, or another lesion. Most of these are benign, but when in doubt, always have these examined, especially if they are changing or growing. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more