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Doctor insights on: Skin Tags Or Warts Near Anus

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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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Can genital skin tags spread?

Can genital skin tags spread?

Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Suggest you visit your ob-gyn for examination to confirm. They can easily remove tags for you. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have a normal skin colored small bubble like skin tag externally on my anus, is this warts or hemmerhoids?

I have a normal skin colored small bubble like skin tag externally on my anus, is this warts or hemmerhoids?

Hard to say: without doing an exam. Go see your doctor so that he or she can perform an exam and get an accurate diagnosis, and prescribe proper treatment if needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can one get genital warts or HPV with little contact of a penis barely touching the anus area? Not near either entrance of the anal or vagina?

Can one get genital warts or HPV with little contact of a penis barely touching the anus area? Not near either entrance of the anal or vagina?

Yes possible: But most of the time need repeated body contact to get infected , young females should have vaccination ( even men ) to prevent future genital cancer, . ...Read more

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I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

Maybe papules?: Check out pictures of "pearly penile papules" and see if this isn't you. If this is what you have, it's your choice. For many couples, they're a definite "plus". Or if your lifetime partner would prefer, they can be lasered away. ...Read more

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What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

Certainly possible: If these skin tags are new- there is a possibility they could be genital warts- please practice safe sex as these are easily passed and see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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Small lump under skin near anus. What are these bumps?

Small lump under skin near anus. What are these bumps?

Anal Warts???: That's impossible to answer like this. Go see a doctor. Stds come to mind - warts, secondary shypillis, herpes ... See where this is going? Go see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can aldara (imiquimod) creme be used inside or near vagina? To treat genital warts

Can aldara (imiquimod) creme be used inside or near vagina? To treat genital warts

Aldara (imiquimod): I would not recommend this. It can be very painful and cause a chemical burn. It's best to see your physician to try localized treatment (either by freezing or the physician applying tca acid carefully and only to the affected place) hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

No: Very commonly these are genital warts caused by hpv, but they could also be molluscum, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, or another lesion. Most of these are benign, but when in doubt, always have these examined, especially if they are changing or growing. ...Read more

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Can I get genital warts around the anus?

Can I get genital warts around the anus?

Yes: Yes, that's a common place to get them. They're called anal warts when they're in that location. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more