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Is it normal for a skin tag to turn black before it falls off?

Is it normal for a skin tag to turn black before it falls off?

Yes & Now: If you have been scratching it - yes. If not, should should probably consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist just to make sure. Best of luck. ...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


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I have a skin tag that turned black an fell off is this dangerous?

I have a skin tag that turned black an fell off is this dangerous?

Skin Tag: It's difficult to tell without examining you, but sometimes the blood supply to a skin tag can become cut off. The skin tag then dies and falls off in a process called autoamputation. ...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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I have a skin tag that turned blackish purple, what does this mean and what should I do?

Black Skin Tag: Accidental pinching or twisting of the tag could restrict blood flow to the growth, leading the tag to die and turn black. Though likely still harmless, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to have the growth examined and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Accidentally shave a skin tag. But it didn't came off. It turn black/purple. Will it come off by its own?

Accidentally shave a skin tag. But it didn't came off. It turn black/purple. Will it come off by its own?

Likely: You may have cut enough of the stalk to deprive the tag of its blood supply, in which case the dead skin will fall off. ...Read more

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Hi my 12 year old has a large skin tag on her back she has to go and get it off tomorrow but I've noticed its went a bit black in the centre of it sho?

Hi my 12 year old has a large skin tag on her back she has to go and get it off tomorrow but I've noticed its went a bit black in the centre of it sho?

Biopsy: The tag may have had some internal bleeding leading to the color change. Ask your MD to send it for pathology if you are worried about cancer risks. Generally skin tags are not high risk for this but if you have a strong family history of malignant melanoma review the risks with the MD taking the tag off. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Black skin tags on my penis. Is it related with my psoriasis?

Probably not: Skin tags need to be evaluated especially if they have increased in size color or rapidly... See you pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a large abyss on my head where I had a skin tag removed it is yellow and is black and looks horrible.?

I have a large abyss on my head where I had a skin tag removed it is yellow and is black and looks horrible.?

Necrotic scalp: How large is the defect? How did you get it?, need to go to your Dr. And have a referral to a plastic surgeon. You must be on antibiotics,
I am quite sure is infected, and complications may follow.
If the defect is large, the hair should be shaved, do frequent dressing changes, apply a wound-vac, to keep the secretions out. Hospital admission may be required. ...Read more

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I had noticed a skin-tag like thing on my nipple. Within a few days it has turned black and has dried out. Should I be worried?

I had noticed a skin-tag like thing on my nipple. Within a few days it has turned black and has dried out. Should I be worried?

Probably not.: Turning black and drying out are usually signs that something is going away on its own, and that's what will probably happen. If it doesn't, let a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag that I've had for as long as I can remember. Its in my armpit. Its normally brown in color and turned partly black & hard overnight?

I have a skin tag that I've had for as long as I can remember. Its in my armpit. Its normally brown in color and turned partly black & hard overnight?

Torsion: Twisting the tag can cause an infarction of it. This means the blood supply was turned off and the tissue has died. It is likely to dry-up and drop off. If not it is very easy to remove it. No stitches. ...Read more

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I have a large skin tag on my neck that has developed over the last month. My hair catches on it and now it has turned from pink to red to crusty black. What should I do?

I have a large skin tag on my neck that has developed over the last month. My hair catches on it and now it has turned from pink to red to crusty black. What should I do?

Please see a doctor.: Please have this checked by your primary care doctor or dermatologist. Lesions that commonly present with this appearance include traumatized nevi, skin tags, or pyogenic granulomas. However any lesion that is black or dark in color and is changing needs to be evaluated to make sure it isn't melanoma. ...Read more

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Skin tag burned off is now a black dot scab with pink scar around it the scab ripped off halfway and bled but is still attached do I rip off the rest?

Skin tag burned off is now a black dot scab with pink scar around it the scab ripped off halfway and bled but is still attached do I rip off the rest?

You may: Removing the rest of the skin tag is appropriate. You may wish to apply an over the counter antibiotic ointment to the raw area.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Have had a pale brown mole/skin tag on my chest for years. Woke up yesterday and it was dark purple/black. Wasn't like that the day before. Worrying?

Have had a pale brown mole/skin tag on my chest for years. Woke up yesterday and it was dark purple/black. Wasn't like that the day before. Worrying?

Need Dermatologist.: Any change like this in a longstanding mole needs to be evaluated by a Dermatologist. Biopsy may be required for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can skin tags be dangerous?

No.: Skin tags are small 'natural' benign growths appear in skin folds like neck, armpits (axillae), under-breasts and groin. Harmless. ...Read more

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How do you remove skin tags?

How do you remove skin tags?

In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the skin and a very sharp pair of small nail scissors with alcohol, and snip them off. Big ones can bleed quite a lot, so let your doc do those. An old folk remedy is to tie thread around them, but that seldom works. Otc "paint on" products are worthless. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags to suddenly appear?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are removed by cutting it off surgically or applying a suture to the base of the skin tag. There are no approved creams to remove a skin tag. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Yes, but don't: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

See Your Doctor: Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin tags?

Skin tags: 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, upper chest or groin. ...Read more

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How to treat skin tags quickly!?

How to treat skin tags quickly!?

Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If the skin tag is in a sensitive area (eyelid) or has a large base I will inject local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request. ...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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Is skin tag normal?

Very Common: They are very common and increase with age. ...Read more