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What is a "skin tag" that comes with an anal fissure? Is that a small lump of skin coming out of an anus visible from outside?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: Sentinel tag

Chronic fissures may be more difficult to treat and may also have an external lump associated with the tear, called a sentinel pile or skin tag, as well as extra tissue just inside the anal canal, referred to as a hypertrophied papilla.
Ref: https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/anal-fissure-expanded-information

In brief: Sentinel tag

Chronic fissures may be more difficult to treat and may also have an external lump associated with the tear, called a sentinel pile or skin tag, as well as extra tissue just inside the anal canal, referred to as a hypertrophied papilla.
Ref: https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/anal-fissure-expanded-information
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