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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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I have noticed skin tags on my vagina. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Lately, I have started noticing the appearance of skin tags on the surface of my genital area (vagina). It increased from one to three and is still spreading. They are not painful or itchy. I am so worried. Could it be something dangerous, especially since I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care. It is better to have a detailed examination by a skin specialist and investigate by sending the skin tag for histopathology and a high vaginal swab (a medical procedure gener...  Read Full »

I have white bumps under the foreskin. Are they Fordyce spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small group of white bumps under the foreskin on the bottom of my penis. They are not painful and they do not itch. Are they Fordyce spots?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fordyce spots usually do not occur at that site, as they are ectopic sebaceous glands. They are most commonly found over normal skin covering the penis, especially the undersurface. The two possibilities are Tyson's gland and skin tag. In tyson gland, the site and l...  Read Full »

How can I safely remove moles from my neck?

Query: Hello doctor,I have three moles on my neck. Could you please provide some suggestions for their removal? Please refer to the attached image for better understanding.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the details provided from your end (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity). The skin condition you are experiencing is known as skin tags. Skin tags commonly occur due to genetic predisposition w...  Read Full »

I have white bumps around my vagina. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have noticed some unusual white bumps around the opening of my vagina that appeared a few weeks ago, and I am unsure of what they are. They do not cause any pain or itching. My current medication includes Fluoxetine and Prazosin.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Davra Kaushalkumar Dilipbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The white bumps around the opening of your vagina could be due to several reasons, including skin tags, cysts, genital warts, or other skin conditions. It is essential to get an accurate diagnosis to determine the underlying cause and the ...  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 syrup ...  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 option ...  Read Full »

How can I confirm skin tags in underarms and neck?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years male. I have skin tags in underarms and neck. I have a skin tag in the shaft of the penis for the past four months. I consulted a doctor here in my town, and they said it is a skin tag. I want to re confirm it again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send a clear picture of the affected lesions for better evaluation and guidance.   Read Full »

What does a growing skin tag indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a skin tag near my private part and it is getting bigger in size now. Is it a skin tag or anything to worry about? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be a lesion of long duration. Do you have pain or itching, and is there a sudden growth in the lesion? Kindly send a focused picture of the skin lesion to help you with the treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have a dark spot on my labia. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a small dark spot on my outer labia that has since reduced in size. What could this be? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A small, dark spot on the outer labia that has since reduced in size could be attributed to a few different things. One possibility is a skin tag, which is a small, benign growth that can develop on the skin. Skin tags are common and typic...  Read Full »

I have painful skin tag in groin area. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed a change in one of my skin tags, particularly in my groin area. It has become larger and round, and I am currently experiencing pain in that specific skin tag. I will be sending a picture for reference. What steps can I take to address this? Is it possible to remove it at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.I do understand your concern.It seems to be an acrochordon (skin tag). A differential diagnosis includes wart or verrucae. Potential causes may involve insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, chronic friction, obesity/overweight, ...  Read Full »

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