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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

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people , usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area , and neck area. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of skin tags?

What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and what causes them?

What are skin tags and what causes them?

Skin tag causes: Skin tags are hereditary growths that most often occur around the neck, underarms, under breasts and inner thighs. They are benign but can be unattractive and uncomfortable at times. Friction and heredity can be linked to their appearance, although sometimes they seem to be random. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

Do skin tags grow inside the mouth?

Yes: There are many lumps and bumps that can grow on the inside of your mouth. Many are very similar to those that can grow on your skin and other parts of the body. While most harmless and need no treatment any irregular tissue could potentially be something harmful. An evaluation by an oral surgeon or periodontist is recommended to evaluate any abnormal tissue in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...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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How to get rid of skin tags without a scar?

How to get rid of skin tags without  a scar?

Skin tags: If the tags are bothersome, multiple home and medical treatment options are available:tie off tag at narrow base with a piece of dental floss or string.Freeze tag with liquid nitrogen.Burn tag using electric cautery or hyfrecator. Cut skin tags with scissors with or without anesthesia. ...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