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Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Let them be or: Have them surgically removed. This would need to be seen to give you more accurate guidance. It depends upon the size, location and whether or not its normal anatomy or some deviation or growth. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at?

This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at?

Likely not dangerous: Did this develop recently or has it been there a while? Could it be that it the normal structure, called frenulum and you only noticed it recently. There is no immediate danger, you can discuss it with your doctor when you see her/him next. ...Read more

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Could a skin tag under my tongue be cancer?

Could a skin tag under my tongue be cancer?

Tag/Tongue/Cancer?: Best to be examined and have tag removed and sent to pathology. ...Read more

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What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the skin tag on my tongue?

See ENT: A doctor such as an ENT can help remove a tongue lesion. ...Read more

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I got my tongue pierced (my 3rd time in 6 years) 3 days ago. And now I have a skin tag on the top side of my tongue around the hole...

I got my tongue pierced (my 3rd time in 6 years) 3 days ago. And now I have a skin tag on the top side of my tongue around the hole...

Incomplete statement: Your question did not come through in its entirety, you may wish to restate.
Getting your tongue pierced, three times, is probably not the smartest thing you have done.
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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I have a what looks like a white skin tag (about the size of a small pea) that is located on the front top of my tongue where a tongue stud would be.

Yes: Is there some kind of a body piercing in your tongue this could cause this type growth. You really need to do either face-to-face or video Telemedicine visit we're face-to-face so a doctor can examine this and tell you what it is or if it needs a biopsy ...Read more

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Best treatment for painful skin tag under tongue?

Best treatment for painful skin tag under tongue?

See a dentist: How long has it been there? See a dentist, especially if it has been there for more than two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small bump on the webbing of my tongue for 2~ years. I scraped off a year or two ago. Still small but its back. Less than a mm, not growing. Skin tag?

Small bump on the webbing of my tongue for 2~ years. I scraped off a year or two ago. Still small but its back. Less than a mm, not growing. Skin tag?

Lesion under tongue: There are any number of possibilities. This is something you need to have your dentist see and evaluate, and possibly biopsy. ...Read more

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Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Swollen skin tag like flaps have formed on the frenulum of my tongue and has been causing some discomfort for a couple of days now what should I do?

Warm salt water: Plica fimbriata are the fringe-like folds of mucosa on underside of the tongue on either side of the frenulum. Sometimes they become enlarged if the toothbrush hits them during brushing. Usually rinsing with warm salt water for 2-3 days helps. Brush your teeth and gums gently. If not, visit your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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For a little longer than a week I've had a white long skin tag type looking thing on the top of my tongue, it's almost at the tip of my tongue. It's not painful unless I pull on it. I've tried brushing it off with my toothbrush but that hasn't helped?

For a little longer than a week I've had a white long skin tag type looking thing on the top of my tongue, it's almost at the tip of my tongue. It's not painful unless I pull on it. I've tried brushing it off with my toothbrush but that hasn't helped?

Inflamed papillae?: See your dentist for a one on one evaluation and recommendations. No treatment may be necessary unless it's purely an annoyance to you and if it is nothing more than an inflamed papillae and cannot be resolved with routine use of a tongue blade, it can always be incised off. However, it could be other things as well so get a consult. ...Read more

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I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

I have a red smooth patch on my tongue that won't go away and a white skin tag that keeps growing back? Is this tongue cancer

Please seek an eval: A red patch or skin tag on the tongue could be inidcative of many different underlying diagnoses. Some are benign like geographic tongue or median rhomboid glossitis and others can be dysplastic. Please seek an evaluation with your general dentist or an oral surgeon to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

There are a lot of skin tag, triangular, looking flabs of skin under my tongue. They run along the parallel lines. HPV? They just appeared.

Flabs of skin: They probably didn't just appear and they are probably normal anatomy. You need to consult a dentist. We can't see or diagnose them over the internet. What do you think the red itchy spot that's on my hand right now is? ...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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I have a 1-2mm skin tag at the back/right side of mouth. Been there for at least 2 months with no growth. Any cause for concern?

No: Examine it about once a month and if it becomes larger, changes color or bleeds, see your doctor. You may want to take a picture of the lesion so that it would be easy to see if there have been any changes. ...Read more

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Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Are skin tags, white painful spots in mouth, related to HPV in an kind of way?

Mouth lesions: Skin tags are outpourings of skin. They do not occur in the mouth. White patches in mouth can be canker sores or aphthous stomatitis. Not caused by HPV. ...Read more

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What to do with a skin tag on the roof of the mouth? It falls off then grows back and is so bothersome.

Not skin tag: The pattern of falling off and regrowing does not fit the history of a skin tag that lesion needs to be biopsied seek care with a plastic surgeon or ent. ...Read more

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What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?

What is this red lump of cheek skin inside my mouth called? I've heard that they are called oral skin tags but I want to make sure?

Sadly impossible: To diagnose without examining you clinically. Would recommend a consult with your dentist to evaluate lesion recommend appropriate treatment if any. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi I have a small skin tag at the back of my mouth near my tonsil dentist said it’s fine but I keep getting little red bits on them from time to time?

Hi I have a small skin tag at the back of my mouth near my tonsil dentist said it’s fine but I keep getting little red bits on them from time to time?

Otolaryngologist: For peace of mind have this checked by an Otolaryngologist. Since this lesion is on a mucus membrane I would not consider it a skin tag. An Otolaryngologist will be able to identify it and advise you. It is most likely a benign tissue however. ...Read more

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Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b cancer?

Sml skin tag looking thing left side mouth near throat had bout 12mths not sore can turn it could it b cancer?

Skin tags are: Easy to remove. Please see your doc to have that done. Cancer is way down on the list of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Mild inflam on colon and duodenum biopsy, pr bleeding, anal skin tags, arthritis in shoulders/hip. Mouth sores, angular cheilitis, steatorrhea, anemia. Ibs?

Mild inflam on colon and duodenum biopsy, pr bleeding, anal skin tags, arthritis in shoulders/hip. Mouth sores, angular cheilitis, steatorrhea, anemia. Ibs?

Unlikely: The symptoms and signs you are describing are more consistent with inflamatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease) than irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Please follow with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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

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I want to demo skin tags at home, how can I do that?

Don't: Better to see a doctor and get it done right. ...Read more

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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