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    Skin Tags

    Skin tags are soft lumps, attached to the skin by a stalk that tend to occur in the armpits, neck and groins. Read more →

  • Skin tags

    Skin Tags

    Skin tags are soft lumps, attached to the skin by a stalk that tend to occur in the armpits, neck and groins. Read more →

    Hi I have previously been to the doctor who has told me I had skin tags on the edge and inside flap of my vagina, I was advised by her to remove them with a piece of cotton to stop the blood flow and they will fall off, I did this and the tags fell of successfully, however three years later (same partner) I have had two skin tags grow again!! is this normal? it seems to have happened after I have shaved my vagina could this have caused the tags to grow? or could this be something more serious like Genital warts? its really worrying me I don't want o have sex as don't want to pass anything onto my partner (female)please help. If this helps I had a cervical smear last year that was negative.





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    I think I have skin tags around my vagina, and they are in one line down both sides of the opening. I did have some on my clitoris and they fell off so I was wondering if it is skin tags?





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    I have what seems to be two smallish skin tags on my inner labia near the entrance to my vagina which have appeared in the past few months, should I get them checked by a doctor? They don't hurt at all, haven't increased in size and I think they probably are skin tags?





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    I'm 25 years old and I had my first born 6months ago and today I noticed something while I was washing in the shower. Where my wee hole is there is a piece if thin skin about 2cm ling hanging on and in my vagina there are two skin tags and my cervix is right at my opening. It kinda looks like minced beef. I'm hoping its just skin tags and a prolapsed uterus, but am really unsure. I suffer from herpes type two and my outbreaks are always mild little blisters never pieces of skin hanging. Please help.





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    Basically i have a lot of skin tags around my anus and theu flare up when i go to the toilet and some times without going. I feel very uncomfortable with them. When i was younger i only had the one which never caused a problem but now im 20 and more have appeared. Iv seen the doctor but hes offered me cream but it doesnt seem to work that good. Is this normal for skin tags to do this and what can i use to help prevent soreness ?





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    Hi, re skin tags, I have seen advertised on the net various creams/oils that can be applied that dry out these tags. Has anybody tried them and do they work? The ones I have seen all seem to be based in America, is there something available in this country?





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    My grandaughter-4years old-has got small hard bumps on her arms,legs,stomach and near her privates.Her doctor has said they are skin tags, but I have skin tags and her bumps dont look anything like mine.could hers be warts? They dont look very nice ,is there anything we can use to get rid of them?





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    I watched the last edition of EB and you had a young man that had skin tags on his penis and you proscribed liquid nitrogen,i have many skin tags around my neck and under arms and i have tried to purchase LN on line but i am having difficulty. could you please inform me where i can purchase liquid nitrogen





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    You can buy freeze treatments but they are sold as treatments for veruccas/warts. You can get them in practically any chemist off the shelf- costs around £10. It works! - you spray the skin tag for around 30 sec until it turns completely white, then within 24 hours the skin tag falls off.

    Hi, recently I noticed I had a skin tag left of my vagina/ labia. It is not painful but I decided to check it out and have noticed I have a fair few but now I'm worried it could be something more sinister and have checked around my anal area and have some around my anus again they are not hurting except when it catches as I wipe, I'm just worried they could not be skin tags and could be HPV. I've checked my symptoms online and compared them to medical pictures and they do look like skin tags but how can I be sure? Am I best seeking advice from my GP just to double check? They are smooth and have stems like a typical skin tag has been described and I do have one user my left breast that I have compared it with.





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    The only other possibility there is, is genital warts, however if you also have them under your breasts then it's highly likely that they are indeed just skin tags.

    I have 3 very large,what I presume are skin tags on my anus. They are very large and very very itchy. Had these since I gave birth to my youngest child 10 years ago and I can not cope any more. They itch at night mostly, making me scratch until they bleed. Also recently I have discovered 2 small spots in side the tags. Please help me as I feel like I can not cope any more.





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    Hi, after suffering with 2 growing anal skin tags for about 5 years I decided I'd had enough. They were itchy and bled every time I had a bowel movement. I knew that my GP would dismiss them but I'm well trained at getting what I need out of the NHS so I exaggerated my problems slightly to get a referral to the hospital. Some people might disagree with this but living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and having been working and making National Insurance contributions since the age of 16 I do not see why I should have to put up with these problems. Anyway I finally had my surgery on Tuesday. Since the surgeon was going to be elbow deep in my rectum anyway he said he would tie off/band any internal hemorrhoids. I was warned that cutting out the skin tags would most probably leave smaller tags/scar tissue as part of the healing process. I do have 2 small lumps about the size of a peppercorn but it was still worth it. The pain was pretty bad after, just a constant throbbing and there was quite a bit of blod and pus seeping out constantly. The best advice I can give if you do decide to go for this is start yourself on a sky high fibre and water diet 3 days or so before the surgery and take at least a week off work. Unfortunately i got constipated and wasn't able to have to have a BM until 3 days after surgery. The subsequent pain was the worst I've ever had and ended up having a panic attack and almost passing out on the toilet. Good luck! Its such a common problem so don't feel embarrassed about going to your doc. I'm only 26 and have had no kids and still got them. overall im happy with the results.

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    I had skin tags on my neck, and after doing some research I bought a bottle of iodine for less than £1. I applied it regularly (2-3 times daily) with a cotton but and within 2 weeks the skin tags died and fell off. Iodine does discolour the skin a little, but this is only temporary. The skin tags feel irritating for a couple of days, but those were the only problems I had. I would definitely use this method again to remove skin tags.





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    hi do you know if it is it ok to use on back passage? many thanks

    hi do you know if it is it ok to use on back passage? many thanks

    Hi, like most people who have asked for help on this page, i have skin tags,not only do i have these skin tags on my neck, armpits,on my bottom (but not in or around my anus,but between vagina and anus) but under and below my breasts to my waist, around my stomach,all over my back,my thighs, i have been to my GP about these tags and he said tags are best left alone as they come under cosmetic surgery which seems not to be covered by NHS but, i am so upset and overwhemly embarassed by these ugly skin tags that i won't sleep in the same bed as my husband no more just incase he cuddles me and feels my ugly skin through my night clothes. I have always looked after my skin keeping myself clean and moisturised, these tags appeared during my pregnancy and just got worse even after my baby was born.. that was 5 years ago, you are my last chance of having a normal life again as my GP won't entertain such trivialitys as he puts it. please, please let me know how i can get rid of these ugly things that are ruining my life.





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    i have skin tags between my anus and vagina (peranium) at least i think they are skin tags, i have had one for over 6 months bout now i have 3 or 4, the one i have had for ages has got bigger, and when i wipe once been to the toilet it sum times bleeds, could they be skin tags or something more serious? i am way to embarrassed to go to the gp! please help





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    After reading all the questions, i guess any little bump on the skin is a skin tag. And the GP's probably call them skin tags, but if you look at the picture you can see that they are not white bumps, or white pinky color skin etc. actually they look like little nipples, (and i mean little) I have a couple on my armpit and 1 close to my genital area and the don't bother me i guess i could have them removed but they don't bother me. I think I might have had some or something else like brown tags on my testicles and the demomtologist just freezed them off, no needle was used and it was painless. The skin tags that are like in the picture can be cut off yourself but they bleed, so my advice is to have freezed off. I think the GP's don't even know what there talking about when they say skin tags. I have no idea where u are but in the United States my doctor would not call any bump, wart, white bump skin tags.





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    Hello Susan - I had a very large number of skin tags removed by Thermology at Remedies in Exeter. All the skin tags were removed in about 30 minutes. I paid £50. I am thrilled that the skin tags have all gone, there is no scaring and the quality of care and treatment was professional.

    I have skin tags growing around armpit and neck area , recently it' flares up in a rash and skin tags are dying and falling off , can't no longer use deodrents as it causes a rash , started about 2 months ago skin tags seem to grow daily and get itchy and sore before dying off





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    I am 21 yrs old , suffering from anal fissure for more than 6 months, and my anal developing skin tags started very small then they became bigger and bigger and irritating. I spoke to my surgeon and after all the complaining he finally gave me Botox injection but would not recommend remove the skin tags and he said most people just leave it as that n it is normal . Honestly I felt so angry because I never had those tags before only after my fissure how can it be normal ? And they are really irritating and I feel so embarrassed about them , I don't even thinking of having a boy friend due to those weird tags, I know guys like to discover around there so they ll find out eventually n would think that I am a dirty girl ? Well I am going to Asia and get those skin tags removed since Europe never want to do this for your sake, they considered this as cosmetic which is stupid.





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    That's wrong I got my skin tag removed under local anesthetic which took a long time to heal as its not the cleanest part of the body I still dread going to the toilet as its still painful at times so I'm going back to see the surgeon in June hope this helps

    I am in exactly the same situation! I'm a 24 year old woman with an anal skin tag and a fissure too. It is painful and I bleed every time I go for a number 2. I've been to the doctor twice but they won't do anything about it. I'm very disappointed with the Nhs... I hardly think this is cosmetic!

    i'm 21 and i have some skin tags around my neck..they have been there as long as i remember..i also have some under my aram my GP told me that the NHS stopped removing skins tags as it not important. Can you please recomand me any sergery who remove sking tags





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    I am in the same boat, I have LOADS of skin tags all around my neck,also under my arms. You can't get them removed by the NHS anymore, you have to pay. My dr said £80 to £100 pounds to get them all off. I can't afford that, but they really affect my confidence! I can see people looking at them. I would like to try the string method but I have so many it could take forever. Colin.

    i have skin tag under my arms and have just fount i have 3 more down where my pubic hair is, sometimes i am itchy down there, i also have little white bumps in side, what do you think this is? what do you thinki sohould do about my skin tags? are they skin tags?





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    About a month ago I noticed 4 large skin tags on my vagina, not quite inside but almost, they hurt when I have sex I really want them removed but I'm too scared to incase it's something else, I don't know what but something. I'm hope they're just there because skin tags grow in the creases of your skin. Has any one else had a similar experience to this? What was your solution?





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    I also had a vaginal skin tag that would become inflamed due to friction or sometimes right before menstruation. I made an appointment to have it removed by a gynaecologist. But the date i got to have it removed was too far for my liking. So i decided to do my own thing and i tied it off with wool. I used that because it's thicker than dental floss which I've used before and was so painful. By the second day the bulb of the skin tag completely dried up. It was cold to the touch since there was no more blood flow. But the stalk was so painful i was freaking out and i didnt want to just cut it off incase it bled badly or got infected. So i left it. Let me tell u..it hurt like hell. But on the fourth day when i woke up to use the toilet i found the string on my underwear along with the tag. I still have a little stub from the stalk which I'm gonna ask my Dr about. Hope this helped

    This has also happened to me. I'm seriously freaking out. Dont see how it can be warts though. Am thinking this is linked with hormones because i always get dry and itchy before my period. Id scratched myself and now on my period ive found a cluster of 4. Terrified to go to doctors though. :-(

    Hi, recently I've had 2 like lumps come up, sort of looks like skin tags but I'm worried, I went to the doctors and he said it is a skin tag but another one is coming up and I'm not sure how to go about it, is it commen to get a few skin tags?





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    I am 38 weeks pregnant and have several skin tags which have appeared on my left upper leg, is this normal? please can you advise if these skin tags will go on their own when my baby is born?





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    Hi I have skin tags on the inside of my fore skin about 15. I have been tested for STI which game back negative but was not given any remedies to remove the tags. Is there anything available over the counter.





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    I have, what I believe are, skin tags around my vulva and anus. One came off recently and was very sore. Do I have to go to the doctor as I am very self conscious, or can I do the thread thing? Is there anyway (apart from the doc) that I can know if they are definitely skin tags? Ta





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    I am in my early 20's and currently 27weeks pregnant and had the same sexual partner for years, i cannot be sure wether its a skin tag or a wart, i had 1 appear about a month ago and i pulled it off and it bled and it went an then a couple of weeks later 2 more appeared? They are in my groin area and im worried that there something serious? They are the same colour as my skin and tiny they look like skin tags but is it possible for tags to just appear randomly? And even multiply?





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    I have lots of skin tags under my arms. They are just small and aren't painful, however they don't look very nice. Is there anyway of treating skin tags?





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    Hi, I have a problem with skin tags and as I am young I am very embarrassed by them. I have about 16 skin tags on my neck and some are very big, they don't hurt, but I hate the fact that they can be seen by people. I also have them under my armpits, and between my legs. I would like to know what are the ways of getting rid of them? and how long it takes as I have a lot? Thanks..





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    Hi Grahame. I have skin tags too and I was told its cosmetic but if the skin tags are itchy and annoying and not in an area that can be seen ie just under your breast bone and you don't wear swimwear and you don't sunbathe then surely it's a medical procedure

    It feels like I have skin tags on my anus as I can get a hold of the with finger and thumb. They bleed when I go to the toilet and stings really badly. Im not sure if they are anal wats or skin tags. I dont want to go to the doctor because I am embarrased. Is there any creams I can use? Please help? x





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    Can anal skin tags be removed? I've had mine since pregnancy 25 years ago and its got bigger and more troublesome - bleeding - getting sore more frequently. I've started to develop other smaller skin tags in the same area. Its not only painful but also embarrassing. Help!





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    Hi there, I'm going into hospital next Thursday to have my anal skin tags removed. Also a result of pregnancy! I'm having a general anaesthetic and should be out the same day? I've been told that the tags are a result of piles? I'm a bit worried about how painful it may be after but I'll be glad to get it done. It got sorted quite quickly I suppose? My first initial appointment was only few months ago? My advice would be to go back to your doctor, or maybe see another one? Luckily I have a very good doctor which helps?

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  • Episode 11 - Under the Skin

    Episode 11 - Under the Skin

    The doctors revisit famous cases of skin problems, finding out how their patients are getting on now... Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 5 - Holiday

    This week's episode includes a visit to the airport where the Doctors see holiday goers bring back more than just souvenirs and tans. Read more →

  • Hypo pigmentation

    Episode 5

    Episode 5 featured conditions as diverse as Gynaecomastia (that's man-boobs to the rest of us), Vaginisimus, hereditary Crohn's Disease, Anal Warts,some problem ears and a skin pigmentation problem. Meanwhile Dr Jessen hit the nightspots of Birmingham… Read more →

  • Acne scarring

    We're Coming to Get You!

    The Docs are back, and this time they're coming to get you! Read more →

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5 - Series 7

    Dr Christian and Nurse Joy Tickle do a double act on the truck in Birmingham tackling some untreatable skin conditions. Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Episode 3 - Series 7

    In the clinic this week: a man with the sorest Penis Dr Christian has ever seen, a woman born without a vagina and a builder whose mystery allergy has left his skin weeping all over. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Peridinal Sinus

    Episode 4 - Feet

    This week's episode includes a podiatry roadshow, a mouthful of manky molars and a painful case of cystic acne. Read more →

  • Verrucas on the foot

    Episode 4

    Episode 4's patients included one suffering from the penis bending disease Peyronies, a lady with bothersome Bad Breath and a very surprised owner of a 3rd Nipple. Excess Hair was also on the EI agenda, as were Verrucas that had become a family affair… Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Dr Pixie

    Episode 12 - Under The Knife

    In this special episode, the doctors find out what happens when surgery goes wrong... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! Read more →

  • Episode 6

    Episode 6 - Series 7

    In the clinic Dr Christian helps a man get treatment for a super sore penis and a woman whose bottom cyst had left her wanting 'more junk in her trunk'. Read more →

  • Keloid Scars

    Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

    This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Beach

    Boys, Boys, Boys

    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

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