Skin tag, cancer or ingrown hair?

Neither. Skin tag (medical term is acrochordon) is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time.

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How do I know if I have a skin tag cyst or an ingrown hair on my penis?

None of the above. Skin tag, ingrown or even cysts are not common on the penis. If you are concerned please see a physician for a diagnosis. Read more...
No hairs on penis. Traditionally speaking, there are no hairs on the penis, so an ingrown hair is unlikely. Read more...

I found a small bump that looked like an ingrown hair and I squeezed it and felt like there was a small hard ball inside...Is it HPV, skin tag or??

Maybe not. Little bumps that have a "small hard ball" inside are more likely to be acne bumps, which means open comedones (blackheads), small acne bumps (closed comedones), or small acne pustules (whiteheads). They could also be molluscum, which are caused by a virus. Skin tags and HPV warts don't tend to have a lump of stuff inside the center. Read more...

I have a lump under my skin near my vagina. It isnt painful but im scared. What is it? Is it a cyst, cancer, or ingrown hair.

Probably benign. If it is outside of vagina is probably an inclusion cyst, May be related to shaving if that is part of your routine. If lump protrudes into vagina maybe Bartholin cyst. Read more...
Get examined. You need to see a GYN MD tp visually assess the lump in real time and be able to tell you what it is and what needs to be done about it, if anything. Read more...

What are ingrown hair lump and cancer lump?

Do not be misled! Any lump which is growing can be cancerous...So it needs to be checked by a doctor unless you are sure what you are dealing with. There is nothing clear cut about a ingrown hair lump...I do not know what it is, so, if you have a lump, either it is benign or cancerous. Benign lumps are temporary( a few exceptions) and they do not grow steadily. They are often due to infections(painful) or a lipoma. Read more...

How to differentiate between an ingrown hair, razor bump, cancer, or lymph node?

Ask your doctor. A superficial lump in an area in which you shave is most likely an inflammatory reaction to the irritation from shaving, or from a blocked hair follicle. Cancer is unlikely, and lymph nodes are not superficial. Also ingrown hairs and razor bumps likely come on quickly and will go away if you leave them alone, but a cancer won't. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. Read more...

I have had a laparoscopy and where the scar is (on my pubic area) there is an ingrown hair right under a few layers of skin how do I remove the hair?

Like a splinter. The trick is to get a pair of fine tweezers, good lighting and glasses (if you need them). Take a sharp needle and fine tweezers and clean them, also soak in rubbing alcohol. Dry and place on clean towel, wash the skin area and swab over with rubbing alcohol. Pick the skin over the hair with the needle until the skin is broken then use the tweezers to grab hold of the hair and pull out. Read more...