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How does pcos cause skin tags?

How does pcos cause skin tags?

Acanthosis nigricans: Not pcos per se, but high Insulin levels which come with being Insulin resistant. The skin is not so resistant and because Insulin is also a growth factor, the top layer of skin responds by getting thicker and turning brown. Acrochordons are the skin tags that can develop from this process. Men can have this also. Most patients with type 2 diabetes have acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more

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My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

Yes indeed: The loss of period, the dark skin and skin tags under arms (acanthosis nigricans) and the low energy could all point to pcos. However, you will need evaluation by an endocrinologist or gynecologist to be sure and to get proper treatment. Rarely, certain cancers can mimic this as well, so these must be excluded. ...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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Why am i getting skin tags?

Why am i getting skin tags?

See below: A skin tag is a tiny, benign, outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of "hanging" skin and typically occur in sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin. ...Read more

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R skin tags suppose turn black?

R skin tags suppose turn black?

Yes: If they lose their blood supply they will turn black but see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

What possible causes of skin tags are there?

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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Skin tags turned bloody, should I be concerned?

Skin tags turned bloody, should I be concerned?

Probably not: I suspect they were just traumatized, but you should have them checked...They can be easily removed in the office with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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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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Is there a way to prevent skin tags from forming?

Healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight seems to prevent skin tags among my patients. Also wearing a necklace (or anything which causes friction) may cause irritation to the skin leading to skin tags. Some people are prone to skin tags because of genetics. ...Read more

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What gets rid of skin tags?

A sign...?: Skin tags (acrochordons) can be precursors or signs of Insulin resistance and diabetes. Though they are benign and harmless, easily removed, ask yourself why you have them - consider annual physical and screening labs. ...Read more

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why could someone have skin tags in their nose?

Unusual: Skin tags are very unusual in the nose while polyps are more common. These may be associated with a virus. ...Read more

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Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...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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Skin tags on penis cause get rid of and prevent?

See below: see a urologist to make sure they are just skin tags. he will advise and treat if necessary. good luck. ...Read more

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What are some methods to remove eye lid skin tags?

Various options: Benign skin tags can be removed by cutting at the base, strangling with thread. Or by freezing. There is no after care needed and they will not cause a problem wether removed or left in place. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor removes skin tags from eyelids?

Different types: This could be done by a plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, or possibly a dermatologist. ...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