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Skin Tag Engorged With Blood
What can I do or buy to remove skin tags on my own? Is there blood supply to it? I bought skin tag remover but no results. Suggestions??
Skin tag self remova: Skin tags are small growths of normal skin which contain a tiny blood vessel that feeds them. You can take a very tiny, pointed scissor and just nip them off. They will bleedt a tiny bit. Another way, is tie a piece of fine string or thread around the bottom near the attachment to the skin, and this will block the blood supply and it will fall off in several d ...Read more
I have a number of very small skin tags around my anus. They're not painful, but they do tend to get itchy. Periodically blood can be seen.
Skin lesions: These may be warts, they need to be evaluated, you may have a transmissible sexual disease or some may turn malignant, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I feel a skin tag in my anal area and above closest to the spine I feel a tear, where the blood is coming out when I wipe. Is this life threatening?
No: See a Dr. This is probably easy to fix. If it is an old hemorrhoid you will need a surgeon. ...Read more
My 4 yr old daughter has a small flap of skin close to her anus. Her underwear seemed to have two streaks of blood on it. Skin tag?
Needs to be checked: External hemorrhoid is also a possibility. It is difficult to answer the question without taking a look so I recommend a pediatrician or family physician consultation as soon as possible. ...Read more
3 wk. Old skin tag on right cheek bone 1 in. From my lashes. The stalk came off; no blood. The base is now a hard knot. Can it be removed? Txs!
Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?
She says when ever she wipes after she poops that it is a bright red color of blood, she also says there a good amount of blood. She was born with a skin tag/ mole right around the hole. I'm worried but she doesn't want me to take her to the doctor.
I am not a pediatrician BUT bleeding per rectum is NOT normal.
That skin tag or mole needs to be evaluated.
The range of what be the cause is vast.
From your post I can't say for sure if she needs to go to the Emergency Department right away BUT she needs to be seen and examined by a physician to decide on a plan of action. ...Read more
Dr said I have hemorrhoid& gave me docusate&hydrocortisone cream. Looks like a skin tag w/a blood vessel. Will it ever go away &look Normal? I'm sad
Maybe not. No worry: It's possible a small skin tag will persist. With luck, this will be the worst blemish on your overall beauty. ...Read more
Skin tags are extra bits of normal skin, often on little stalks. They most often show up where there's friction: underarms, neck, genitals, and anus (with crohn's disease, for instance).
They sometime run in families. They're more common as you age and even more common if overweight. ...Read more
Skin tag removal: Best to see your physician for this one. Occasionally skin tags can cause a bit of bleeding when they are removed and it is best done by your doctor who can see the area clearly and use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor and an agent to stop bleeding after removal. ...Read more
Don't: Better to see a doctor and get it done right. ...Read more
Excess skin: Skin tags (the technical name is acrochordons) are little polyps of extra skin that stick out, usually from the neck, underarms, and/or groin area. There is no way to stop them from growing, but a dermatologist can remove them. I do not recommend attempting this yourself because of risk of bleeding, infections, and scarring. ...Read more
There are many methods to remove skin tags including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, excision, or electrosurgery.
Patients with mixed connective tissue disease may have raynaud's phenomenon and have an adverse reaction to cold. Thus, liquid nitrogen should not be performed. However, the other techniques may be used. ...Read more
Skin tags: Skin tags are small extentions of skin, that occur in areas of friction, like groin folds, under arms, under the breasts of women, and even on the eyelids. They have a family basis, and are never dangerous. Some people have dozens, and occasionally one or several get irritated. They can be removed quickly and easily by a dermatologist, but may not be covered by health insurance. ...Read more
Easy: Take a stout thread and make a double loop. A friend should hold the loop over the tag while you pull the tag outwards. The friend should tighten the loop over the base of the tag (you will feel a bit of a pinch), and then tie a second knot. Put a bandaid over it after cutting the thread ends and leave it alone for a week. At a week, "voila" remove the bandaid and off comes the tag/ no scar. ...Read more
See below: Skin tags are believed to develop due to friction between adjacent areas of skin or between clothing and skin. Common sites for skin tags include the underarms, upper chest (particularly beneath the breasts in women), neck, eyelids, and groin folds. Because of the increased skin-to-skin contact and friction, skin tags are more common in overweight or obese people. ...Read more
Sometimes....: The front surface of the tongue has many small taste buds that give it the berber carpet/cobble-stone look. There are a bunch of larger taste nodes (circumvallate papilla) in a v shape on the back of the tongue too. Sometimes a taste bud dies-it swells up, hurts and looks like a skin tag before it eventually falls off. You constantly make more taste buds, so no worries. ...Read more