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I found a small bump inside my vagina. It's not a bump, looks more like a pink skin tag and it moves but burns a little bit. No pain/itch no odor?

I found a small bump inside my vagina. It's not a bump, looks more like a pink skin tag and it moves but burns a little bit. No pain/itch no odor?

Papilloma: This maybe a papilloma which is a viral venereal wart. Have yourself examined now.
Could also be a benign inflammatory mucus membrane granuloma. See your pcp or ob-gyn doc. Don't mess around with this. ...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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My vagina was a bit itchy with a weird odor. I assumed a yeast infection, now I have little bumps like skin tags. Does that mean I have an std?

My vagina was a bit itchy with a weird odor. I assumed a yeast infection, now I have little bumps like skin tags. Does that mean I have an std?

See answer: Unable to tell without a proper exam. Possibilities: likely one of the 3 common types of vaginitis (yeast, trichomonas std, or bacterial vaginosis); or an std (hpv genital warts, trich, hsv). Recommend evaluation by gyne or md for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How come people bleed badly after the skin tag is removed?

How come people bleed badly after the skin tag is removed?

Generally you don't: Unless you are on blood thinners or have some other reason to bleed more freely, removing a skin tag should not lead to significant blood loss. Skin tags with a wider base tend to hurt and bleed a little more when removed. Most run-of-the-mill skin tags bleed very little if at all when removed. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my upper side that started hurting really bad whenever I put pressure on it should I be worried?

I have a skin tag on my upper side that started hurting really bad whenever I put pressure on it should I be worried?

If they are: Is very simple to remove see your doctor, after removal will do biopsy to make your mind easy, putting pressure is not going to help. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow back if they are torn off? I have bad insurance so will do my own

Do skin tags grow back if they are torn off? I have bad insurance so will do my own

Depends: It really depends upon exactly what the "tags" are. Granulomas will grow back if not removed properly, for example. Better have a professional safely take care of it. ...Read more

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I have lumps or skin tags (from a bad circumcision) on the underside of my penis shaft that I want removed. How much will this procedure cost?

I have lumps or skin tags (from a bad circumcision) on the underside of my penis shaft that I want removed. How much will this procedure cost?

The "skin tags": Could possibly be hpv infection--genital warts. On men they are frequently flat, slightly raised papules, and can be very different sizes and textures. If you have ever had unprotected sex with anyone, this might be the cause. Might be a good idea to talk to a urologist as they could remove the lesions no matter what the origin. Cost would be up to insurance coverage, or what you could negotiate. ...Read more

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Hi I have a smelly itchy groin with a slight rash and large skin tag, can you help please as the smell is getting embarrasing.

Hi I have a smelly itchy groin with a slight rash and large skin tag, can you help please as the smell is getting embarrasing.

See Your Doctor Now: Description suggests possible Tinea Cruris (aka Jock Itch). a fungal skin infection; thrives in warm, moist areas (groin, inner thighs, buttocks); treated with anti-fungal meds. Thorough bathing, drying needed daily to prevent recurrence. Visual inspection is required to diagnose your rash & "skin tag"; also your medical history is not given. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment ...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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Ped. Told friend baby girl had skin tags. At 9 yrs, took to derm who said she had anal warts. Could yrs of nontreatmnt be bad & will HPV shot help?

Ped. Told friend baby girl had skin tags. At 9 yrs, took to derm who said she had anal warts. Could yrs of nontreatmnt be bad & will HPV shot help?

Mode of transmission: HPV vaccine would not help. The important question is how did a 9 year old girl got anal warts. I think your friend needs to discuss this with the pediatrician as soon as possible. It is a medical-legal consequence if those are really due to a HPV-related infection. Your dermatologist should have acted on this as well as your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Skin colored mole on inner thigh where legs touch. Got bigger and now split. Looks more like skin tag then mole. Does it sound bad? Had for years.

Skin colored mole on inner thigh where legs touch. Got bigger and now split. Looks more like skin tag then mole. Does it sound bad? Had for years.

Could be a papilloma: It could be simply the skin tag from friction split and enlarged Could be a papilloma if it is big, especially pedunculate caused by a virus, starts like a tag and enlarges slowly. See your PCP and get their opinion. ...Read more

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Can skin tags grow back?

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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How fast do skin tags grow?

How fast do skin tags grow?

Variable: This can vary greatly. Sometimes you are born with a skin tag and it never changes size. ...Read more

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Can skin tags become inflamed?

Yes: Skin tags can and frequently do become inflamed. Any dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat these for you. ...Read more

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How can I remove skin tags at home?

See below: You can try clipping them off with a small pair of scissors. It will be a little painful, and there will be a small amount of bleeding after. Also, make sure you ckean the area well with alcohol prior to snipping. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and how do they form?

What are skin tags and how do they form?

Skin growth/rubbing: 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

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Can compound w freeze be used on skin tags?

Can compound w freeze be used on skin tags?

Be careful: While it may treat lesion, it's more likely to cause unfavorable scarring or color changes in skin than having them quickly and safely removed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove skin tags at home with string?

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

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What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

They just grow: They are common
we don't know why they grow
they are fleshy growths
proabably genetics (+/-) weight gain determine size and number
would not recommend self-removals. ...Read more