Skin Tag

Skin tags are pedunculated non-cancerous growths on the skin, which are painless. These are common in people above the age of 50 years and are prevalent in both males and females. It usually occurs in skin fold areas like the groin, thighs, armpits, eyelids, neck, and below the breasts. These are eliminated by cryotherapy, surgery, electrosurgery, and ligation.

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Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male, and for the past two days, I have had pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told me that it is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Can you please let me know the treatment for this? Can it be solved by using conservative methods or do I need any surgery? Thanks in a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be best if you can upload the pictures of the problem before I can comment and recommend anything definitive and specific to you. If I assume that your doctor rightly diagnosed the problem as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, then I suggest you try doing the following: ...  Read Full »

I feel a skin tag, around 0.39 inches in size, in my anus. Could this be a scar or cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel a skin tag, around 0.39 inches in size, in my anus. However, there is no bleeding. I had a complaint of hemorrhoids earlier. Could this be a scar or cancer? How does cancer feel when we palpate it? Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It may be a chronic fissure with a tag from the mucosa. Both hemorrhoids and chronic fissures are painless. Fissures have pain in the initial phases; however, there will not be pain in the chronic phase. Cancer is painless initially, and b...  Read Full »

My 18-year-old son has a mole on the back. Do you think it is cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 18 years old and went to the dermatologist to have a few skin tags removed. He asked the doctor about a mole on the back and the doctor told him to remove it for the possibility of cancer. This has caused me a lot of worries as I await his biopsy results. It is a two-millimet...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The causes of malignancy are long-term sun exposure, severe sunburn at an early age, repeated exposure to radiation, unusual scars on the skin, weakened immune system, frequent exposure to certain chemicals, and use of tan...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the skin tag due to anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old and weigh about 65 kg with a height of 5.5 feet. I have a problem in my anus, Actually, I had anal fissure before and when it is gone there is a skin tag and warts develop. But the crucial thing is an unexplained thing that looks like a wound near in my anus. I hope s...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you with your query. Skin tags are formed in long-standing anal fissure. These are nothing but accumulated skin due to fissure usually nothing to do for that but if you have any problem because of it like pain, bleeding, or pus discharge, you c...  Read Full »

The tags on my penis are flexible without pain. Does it indicate skin tags or genital warts?

Query: Hi doctor, I was sexually assaulted last year. I got tested for all STDs, and everything came back negative. I also have type 1 diabetes with skin issues. I have some skin tags on my penis, and I showed my condition to a clinic, and the doctor told me that it is just skin tags. These tags are painle...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I have gone through the photos and details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If they are movable and flexible, the lesion may be due to skin tags, as mentioned in case details. But warts also have to be ruled out. The differe...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a remedy to eliminate the threadlike outgrowth in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small threadlike protrusion near the opening of the anus. It is paining the whole day. There is no blood during defecation. Please give a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The threadlike growth in the anus seems like a small anal tag, that is, just a skin tag. Usually, it will have an underlying anal fissure, that is, crack in the skin near the anal opening, that causes pain. I suggest you take the following medicines: Lactulose syr...  Read Full »

I lost my mother and grandfather because of cancer, and now I have a strange growth on the left side of my scrotum. Can it be skin cancer?

Query: Hi, I have something starting to grow on the left side of my scrotum. It looks like skin cancer. I lost my mother and grandfather due to cancer. Both had skin cancers removed but died of other cancers and their complications. So I am worried it is skin cancer. My current medications include medical ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.I request you to attach a clinical picture of the lesion. So, I can help you better.Regards.  Read Full »

What could these skin tag like bumps be due to?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old daughter has two skin tag like bumps on her skin near the underwear line. She has had them for several months now and not getting bigger in size. It has been of the same size since it appeared. She does not have any pain or itching. She does not complain about them. But,...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read through your child's problem. This may be due to molluscum contagiosum, if central umbilication (a depression similar to that of navel present at the center of any lesion) is present in each lesion and a white body is present inside the bump or these might be ...  Read Full »

How to treat a painful skin tag near my anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently got a skin tag near the anus. It is painful to excrete. There is a pain the whole day and there were even blood stains once. I am really scared and embarrassed too. Excretion has become a scary thing for me now. Please tell me how to solve this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it could either be an acrochordon (skin tag) or a filiform wart. It can be confirmed only after examining. For skin tags, no creams or tablet will help resolve the issue because a skin tag is an extension of the normal skin. The treatment opt...  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for the small lump in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Last week, I suddenly saw blood in my stool, and I have a small lump in my anus. I consulted a doctor, and she gave me Dulcoflex and an ointment. It was fine for 10 days, but now again I feel that lump and saw blood in the stool. What could be the reason? Ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is anal fissure, and that lump is an anal tag. I suggest you try doing the following: Drink plenty of fluids. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables. Sit in warm water three times a day for fifteen days. Apply Lox 2 % gel (Lidocaine) after sitting in warm w...  Read Full »

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