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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

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

Maybe papules?: Check out pictures of "pearly penile papules" and see if this isn't you. If this is what you have, it's your choice. For many couples, they're a definite "plus". Or if your lifetime partner would prefer, they can be lasered away. ...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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This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?

This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?

Many possibilities: Did you know there are hundreds of different kinds of skin lesion? Many of them occur on the scalp. Scalp lesions include moles, seborrheic keratoses and other harmless spots. Your doctor should see his doctor if he is concerned, especially if the lesions are increasing in number and size or are causing symptoms ...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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I had a small skin tag or mole type presence on my shoulder that was normal smin tone color. I noticed a layer of skin rubbed off and it smells??

I had a small skin tag or mole type presence on my shoulder that was normal smin tone color. I noticed a layer of skin rubbed off and it smells??

See doctor: A change in character of the mole needs be checked for melanoma. On the other hand, the bad odor is more suggestive of an infection. You need to ask your doctor to look at it and see if a dermatology consult may be in order. ...Read more

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For over a year I've had this skin development, along my penis. I don't think it's a skin tag, possibly some sort of wart. Could you please help me?

For over a year I've had this skin development, along my penis. I don't think it's a skin tag, possibly some sort of wart. Could you please help me?

Doctor to evaluate: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. A primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or a urologist will have to look at a penis rash in order to tell what it is. If an eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream often helps. If warts, molluscum, or some other infection, special treatments are needed. Some penis bumps are considered normal, such as comedones. ...Read more

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I noticed this seemingly extra skin on my neck (skin colored). It seems like a wart or skin tag or something. Is this normal? What shall I do? I'm 17.

Probably nothing: Probably nothing to worry about as far as being cancer. However at 17 you probably don't want skin tags or 'extra skin' on your neck. Your doctor can easily remove these type of spots in the office. It usually just takes a minute or two and doesn't generally leave a scar. If it appears concerning they can send it for evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

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

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Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Do skin tag and mole remover kits work safely?

Skin tags: I recommend that you have these evaluated and treated by a physician, especially the moles. ...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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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...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