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What does skin tag look like?

What does skin tag look like?

Flesh colored lesion: Skin tags or achrochordons look like flesh-colored soft small piece of skin hanging from a thin stalk located usually around the armpits, neck, groin region, or under breasts. They usually occur in areas where there is friction or rubbing of the skin. ...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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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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I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

Probably warts: Venereal warts, due to the ubiquitous hpv. See a doctor who can examine you, and advise about treatment and the importance of informing sexual contacts. ...Read more

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1 labia minora that is larger, skin sticks out past the labia majora & is darker than what is inside also couple of what look like skin tags. Normal?

1 labia minora that is larger, skin sticks out past the labia majora & is darker than what is inside also couple of what look like skin tags. Normal?

Not unusual: Not normal, but not unusual. Cosmetic gynecology is a controversial field and many doctors doing it are not well qualified. If it bothers you, have a consult with a plastic surgeon who has this skill and check out your doctor's credentials before the consult. ...Read more

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I have these bumps that look like skin tags on the outside of my vagina. Always used condoms during sex and I am panicking.

I have these bumps that look like skin tags on the outside of my vagina. Always used condoms during sex and I am panicking.

Need an exam...: There are several possibilities. Its possible that what you see are skin tags. Warts can also sometimes look like skin tags. Ultimately, you will need to get an exam if you want to know for sure what they are. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Probably normal: Every male has "small white bumps" on the penile skin, normal sebaceous glands and hair follicles. If you are sure this is new and/or abnormal, see your doctor or a dermatologist. In the meantime, this description doesn't sound at all like genital warts. And common skin warts don't get transmitted to the genital area, so that's really not something to be concerned about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What treats mollescum? And how to get skin tags removed? Laser? I’ll book in to see a derm. Mollescum for years on forehead, look like tiny pimples.

What treats mollescum? And how to get skin tags removed? Laser? I’ll book in to see a derm. Mollescum for years on forehead, look like tiny pimples.

Not molluscum: "Molluscum for years on forehead" is sebaceous hyperplasia or possibly milia. You are asking the wrong questions. And if the Dr treats skin tags with laser it means he needs a new yacht and you should go elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have thes small pigmented lesion on my scrotum. It look like a skin tag and a mole when moved it moves right n left. Uro said notwarts. Am I to worry?

Leave them alone...: What you described should be left alone and deserves just a watch & wait to see how these lesions may change in size & shape and evolve since most likely they are benign or STD-related. Clinically, they could indeed be skin tags, or moles or keratosis Yet, without a direct look at, it is still hard to tell what they may be. How to verify? To http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This: This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...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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My husband noticed something like a skin tag a year ago and has no pain to it. ... Now it's grown enough to grab and pull. ...Is that normal?

My husband noticed something like a skin tag a year ago and has no pain to it. ... Now it's grown enough to grab and pull. ...Is that normal?

Yes: It's probably located in an area where skin rubs against skin, such as the thigh or armpit. They are perfectly benign and of no consequence. They can easily be excised if desired, very simply in the office. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a skin tag to show up in a day? I didn't have one in an area yesterday and now today I do. It looks and feels like a skin tag.

No: Skin tag is an epithelial (skin) overgrowth which takes time to develop. If something develops that fast, it is either traumatic or allergic ...Read more

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Woke up with what looks like tiny skin tags on neck is it normal should we get it checked out. They are tiny and clear in color?

Woke up with what looks like tiny skin tags on neck is it normal should we get it checked out. They are tiny and clear in color?

Acrochordons: Usually these are benign. Typically in folds of skin such as neck, under arms, eyelids, groin, but can be anywhere. Very easy to remove if they annoy the person. Tax-free, they can also be ignored. They are more common in some families, more common on heavy people, may be a part of acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more