Will skin tags developed from healed fissures recur after surgery?

Q. Is it possible for skin tags developed from healed fissures to recur after surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jun 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have two small anal skin tags developed from healed fissures. Physically they do not bother me much but mentally I do not like to have them. I consulted a doctor, he said he can only remove 90 percent of skin tags as removing completely will affect the sphincter muscles. He also said skin tags might grow back in future as skin looses as you age. Is there any side effects of the surgery or should I go ahead with surgery? Do the skin tags reappear after surgery?



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I will definitely help you regarding your query. Skin tags are formed in long standing anal fissure. These are nothing but accumulated skin due to fissure. Usually nothing to do that but if you do not like them, you can opt for surgery. It is a very minor surgery. No side effects or any problem after removing them by experienced hands. A raw area will form that will heal by its own. It can reappear if you have another formation of anal fissure. So avoid the conditions that will cause it again. So do not worry just go through the surgery if you do not want them.

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