What is the difference between an inflamed and irritated anal skin tag?

Same. They are essentially the same thing. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R.

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I'm just worried will the anal skin tag cause me any sickness in health? Can I just leave it without doing any surgery?

Leave it alone. If you have constipation, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. The skin tag is of no consequence. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Hi. Yesterday I had 3 to 4 times diahorrea and it swell my anal skin tag which was developed long back. It is highly discomforting/painful. Pls help

Irritation. The anus has likely been irritated by the diarrhea. Have you tried soaking the area in warm water (sitting in the tub) to see if this helps. If not, try Preparation H. If problem persists, see your doctor. In the meanwhile, try not to rub too vigorously after a BM. Consider using moistened toilet paper to clean up . Read more...

Is it possible for me to just cut my anal skin tag?

Yes, but not smart! Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain and risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be the remnant of an external hemorrhoid or a filiform wart or even cancer. It would best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. Read more...

What would be recommended to take care of an anal skin tag?

Have it snipped off. Under local anesthesia by your family doctor, proctologist (if you can still find a practicing one), or colorectal surgeon. This is not something you can self-treat, nor should you. Even though it's a truly simple quick procedure, if it gets infected you have big trouble, so let an expert do it and follow up appropriately! Read more...

Can I get cancer from an anal skin tag or lesion?

No. Cancer develops in the bowel over a several year period of time and usually within a field effect. Abnormalities like skin tags or other benign lesions such as ulcerating hemorrhoids do not lead to cancer. When you enter the next decade, routine colonoscopy at selected intervals should be discussed with a GI doctor. Read more...
A tag doesn't cause. cancer. Some growths or lesions can become cancerous, but not commonly on the anus unless you are talking about HPV. Rectal cancers are typically not visible. But if you have a nonhealing lesion see your doctor for evaluation. Read more...

In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? Can I leave it alone?

Pin worm. Pin worm is one of the few parasites still endemic in the US. Your symptoms are more suggestive of pin worm than the skin tag. Pin worm can be treated with oral medication, however you need to see your doctor to get tested for it first. Read more...