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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

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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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.

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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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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I have a white skin tag just under my foreskin what could that be no bleeding no itchy no pain?

I have a white skin tag just under my foreskin what could that be no bleeding no itchy no pain?

Growth: If the growth is a bit irregular or has a rough surface --could be a wart If the growth is a smooth white bump ---could be a cyst. Lastly if it is a smooth flesh colored or slightly pink growth ---could be Molluscum. It would be prudent to have it checked out!! ...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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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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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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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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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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My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...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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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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Can I remove skin tag on my vaginas lip by my own and how please because I can't afford doctors high fees?

Can I remove skin tag on my vaginas lip by my own and how please because I can't afford doctors high fees?

Do not do surgery: Unfortunately the best advice a physician can give you is not to do any surgery on yourself. That could spell disaster. ...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.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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2 month ago I've noticed skin tag on my vaginas lip and its about 2, 5cm. It's bothering me a lot esp during sex after it gets very painful and hard?

2 month ago I've noticed skin tag on my vaginas lip and its about 2, 5cm. It's bothering me a lot esp during sex after it gets very painful and hard?

See your GYN: This is likely a labial polyp, but also could be a genial wart. Please see your gyn for the appropriate evaluation and treatment. Best of luck to you! ...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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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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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