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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

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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What can cause a yellow tongue and skin-like tags on the bottom of my tongue?

What can cause a yellow tongue and skin-like tags on the bottom of my tongue?

Elongated papilla: When the taste buds get too long on the dorsum or the top (flat part) or the tongue they will look white or yellow unless you smoke (they will be brown). You can try brushing the tongue and or a tongue rake to break them off. You can also eat more ruffage (fruits and vegetables) and this will help to break them off. Same thing happens on the side of the tongue but generally not as bad. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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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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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?

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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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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What medical condition could cause skin tags on the neck?

Age, weight: Increases age and weight are factors. Multiple skin tgs may ha e weak assocaiation with cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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I have about 8 skin tags along my butt what is the cause and how do I get rid of them?

Likely HPV related: Skin tags along the border of the outside skin and the mucous membranes of the anus is either related to anal fissures or more likely the lesions of the human papiloma virus (genital wart).Either can be removed using laser ablation, application of caustic agents, or frozen. Regardless of method, recurrence does occur. ...Read more

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My skin tags keep growing and I get them removed. So why do they keep coming back? Its in my vaginal area there must be a cause....

My skin tags keep growing and I get them removed. So why do they keep coming back? Its in my vaginal area there must be a cause....

No cause.: Skin tags, or polyps, do not always have a clear cause and may recur. Be sure that a workup has been done and they have been reviewed pathologically to ensure they are not something else, such as condyloma. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove a skin tag&does removing it cause another to grow? Will another grow in its place? What causes skin tags? Please tell me everything

Is it ok to remove a skin tag&does removing it cause another to grow? Will another grow in its place? What causes skin tags? Please tell me everything

See below: Removing a skin tag will not cause another to grow. When removed, they very rarely regrow. The tags often grow in areas that rub together or where clothing rubs and they have hereditary component. They can be removed with sterile scissors by sniping at the base and lifting at the same time and using styptic to sterilize and stop any bleeding. Most safely removed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people, usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area, and neck area. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin tags?

What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and what causes them?

Skin tag causes: Skin tags are hereditary growths that most often occur around the neck, underarms, under breasts and inner thighs. They are benign but can be unattractive and uncomfortable at times. Friction and heredity can be linked to their appearance, although sometimes they seem to be random. ...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 causes skin tags under your eyes?

What causes skin tags under your eyes?

Tissue overgrowth: Skin tags are called acrochordon. They are exuberant growth of normal tissue, and can be easily removed. ...Read more

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Skin tags on vaginal area what causes them and what can get rid of them?

Hymenal ring?: The skin tags you're seeing may actually be hymenal ring remnants. If so, these are perfectly normal. Have an exam with a gentle and patient gynecologist to go over the normal anatomy with you using a mirror. ...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