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    A common problem, especially in older people over the age of 60, and in babies (0-12 months of age). It can occur in one or both of the eyes. Read more →

    For the past 18 months - 2 years maybe even longer, I've been suffering with vaginal tears. These can happen from something as simply as moving awkwardly, wiping or sex. It's getting to the stage now where I'm uninterested in sex as I know I'll be in agony for days with the tears. I have also noticed I have several scars from the tears - I'm sure this is also causing me to be less sensative!! I could really do with some help or guidance from someone who may have had the same - it's driving me insane





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    The same thing has happened to me and about the same length of time...i thought it was psychological because i did'nt want to be touched anymore and found it very hard to become aroused. I went to a clinic one day who reffered me to a psychosexual doctor which didnt help at all. Now things can happen alot easier and i do want them to but i tear very easily also. Can manage foreplay but not intercourse. I wasnt sure whether there was cream or something that i could use?

    I have had the same thing for the past two years where it tears ever so slightly on the entrance. It occurred during sex and got worse and worse. The scar tissue has built up and its just far too sensitive to do anything now-even using tampons hurts. I went to see an NHS gyno and they said to drink water and use KY Jelly which didn't work. After much frustration I decided to pay to see a Bupa gyno who instantly knew what was wrong. There isn't any particular reason why it happens but as soon as scar tissue builds it easily tears again. He has explained that I need a 'fentons procedure' which he basically cuts away the scar tissue and sews me up in such a way that im ever so slightly 'wider' down there and hopefully once I get this done I can be normal again! Hope this helps.

    I've tried to have sex with my boyfriend before, but had to stop because of tears that appeared in my vagina-they were really painful and i think its because he is really big. I've tried to loosen myself up by using fingers and then toys to try and stretch myself but I still keep getting tears, will I ever be able to have sex normally without it being painful??





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    I'm 23 and I have been sexually active since I was 15. 4 weeks ago me and my girlfriend were about to have sex. As I penetrated her, I felt a sharp pain coming from my penis. I pulled out and notice I had red bloody tears or stretch marks on my foreskin where it had been pulled back. I have been applying sudocream every now and then to aid the healing, but because I'm having erections in the night and washing the head in the shower, the scabs covering the tears are re-opening. Really don't wanna go to the GP's so your advice or experiences would be helpful!





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    Hey there. My boyfriend appears to be having the exact same problem. He's been sexually active since about 17, he's now 19. We've been together for about a year and a half and this problem keeps cropping up every few months and goes away again. Does this happen to you? He has told me that his foreskin was very tight when he was around 13 years old but he began stretching it himself slowly whilst in the bath. He also says that when we begin to have sex, its very painful. He's been applying cream to it which seems to help slightly but it hasn't gone away like it usually does. It's not dirty as he's able to clean it properly in the shower but it is very sore for him. The things you've said in your comment are pretty much exactly the same as what he's going through; it would be awesome if anything has happened to you which would help us. =]

    When my fiance and I have sex, quite often his penis tears and we have to stop. He is circumcised, and the tears are always around where the head of his penis meets the shaft. We've tried lube, but that hasn't stopped it.. it did stop a few years ago but we don't know why.. then it started happening every now and then a few months back, and now it seems to be all the time. Are we just being too rough? Or could he have an actual problem? He's currently carrying a bit of extra weight, he's also quite hairy along the shaft and we don't use condoms. any advice would be appreciated!





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    I have similar problem. Then I discovered by applying moisturiser on my penis regularly, the problem went away.

    This sounds really sore, I had this problem when I was about 9 when we were showing willies at school, in the changing room, ( you know as all small boys did) - another boy punched my erect penis and the head split behind the rim. This was split and sore and pussy for weeks, I applied TCP ointment ( still available) As regards your problem, are you using enough lube, I find Johnsons Baby Oil very good. Virgin Olive Oil is even better as it is thicker and provides more of a glide. It is possible the circumcision scar is very delicate and is becoming detached with sexual activity. In thise case you might wat to have the site revised, which basically means they do it again, better. Hope this helps.

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    Hi. I'm a male aged 42. about 6 / 7 years ago I suffered with tears in my foreskin making it very incomfortable when having intercourse the first cream.prescribed did not work but then another doctor prescribed a strong steroid cream which seem to work fine 3 years ago I had tears again.I had moved aerea so was at another GP. they refused to prescribe the steroid cream, said it was an overkill. I ended up on Dactacort ? took ages for the tears to heal and months without intercourse. now I have a different but I suspect related problem. my foreskin tip is discoloured almost as if its bleached butore frustrating is its extremely tight when erect causes pain during intercourse. doctor has advised I try and stretch without tearing . he says foreskin tight to low down to consider circumsition but I've been doing this for months with no joy. I'm frustrated but don't want to go back to the doctors. what would you advise. Thanks Mark





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    I have trouble pulling my foreskin back when my penis is erect and isn't erect, if I pull it back the smallest little bit when erected it tears my foreskin causing pain and scars. I'm 15 and it hurts because I cannot have hard sex. I don't want to go to my doctor about this am I'm shy about things like this but it's beginning to really annoy me. I used to be able to do it at the age of 11 or so when I couldn't ejaculate yet but ever since 11/12 I haven't been able to pull it back at all and when I do it tears and scars. I do not even want to consider circumcision so that's out of the solution. Any kind of help is much appreciated, thanks.





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    are you sure its the skin that tears? it may just be dead cells tearing off the skin when you pull back, this happened to me... when i wasnt told how to clean properly, it hurt taking it all off, but it was worth it

    I'm currently taking the pill as part of treatment for PMDD, and the hormonal change has cause me to become quite dry, even when aroused. I have an allergy to lubricant, causing my skin to become red, irritated and burn for 8-9 hours after contact. However After several minutes of penetration I will start becoming very wet, the way I did before the pill, But when this happens I get the sensation that the corona of my partners penis is made of hooked velcro, and digs in and tears thousands of paper-cut like tears along my vagina as he trusts. We have tried every position and pace that we and my doctors can think of. Does anyone else feel this sensation? (19 years old, Recently taken several STI tests, all clean)





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    I have had this exact same problem for a few months now and it took me a while to work out that it was because of the pill. I put off going to the doctor for so long but my boyfriend finally made me go because it had put me off sex completley. Even when I was wet, sex felt similar to sandpaper, and after about a month I didn't get wet because I dreaded the thought of it. My smear results came back clean and the doctor said I was perfectly healthy down there except for some obviously sore skin. Even though it had come back negative- twice- she gave me the cream they use to treat thrush. It has pretty much cleared it up, but it took a couple weeks before I could have sex without pain again and it comes back if I dont use the cream every few days (if you actually have thrush you only have to use it for two weeks and then not at all). It's kind of gross and I hate applying it, but my doctors have no other solution for me. I briefly came off the pill and I noticed the difference after a few days which was when I realised the cause. But this particular pill has been the only thing to help pretty severe periods, so it was one thing or the other. The only thing it really needs is a good moisturizer, the problem is finding one. (Also 19 and clean)

    For the last 4 months, I keep tearing during sex. My GP wasn't interested so I went to the GU Clinic where they were much more helpful, and said that it was my fourchette which had torn, and that the tear that was there that day was very deep. It stings for weeks each time it tears, and bleeds a lot. The GU Clinic doctor, while very sympathetic, said that it was a difficult thing to treat. I was wondering if you have any advice. Even things like sexual positions to avoid. Also, what could help the tears heal when they are there? Each tear takes up to a month to heal, so I'm managing to have very little sex, as each time I have it, it takes a month to recover!





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    Whenever I have sex the skin just below my penis head rips and tears in places. I have a girlfriend and it only usually happens when i don't use a condom, if i do use a condom the problem isn't as bad but it can still tear slightly if sex is riguous... i have been to the GUM clinic, had a full swap test and blood tests and the results were negative. I know i still had a problem so i returned ans saw another doctor, who thought it may look slightly like herpes. I had another swap test and yet again it came back negative. I was given aqueous cream to help sooth the problem as it does heal after a few days but once i have sex without a condom again the 'cuts' or 'tears' return! any help would be grateful! thanks





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    does she have a coil or iud? if the strings are too long they can scratch you when you're having sex. also if she's not that wet while you're doing it the friction can cause similar issues.

    thanks for the advise. She doesn't have a coil or IUD. I do know that when she has been checked before the nurse has said her 'tube' isn't straight and bends to the side, the nurse has also said she has a very small 'tube'. Could this also be a problem when having sex? Even when she is wet (sorry to be vulgar!) and we have sex without a condom I often still 'tear' or 'cut'. any advise would we great, thanks

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    im 14 and ive started to notice that near the bottom of my foreskin there are small rips/tears and im dont know what they are or how they were caused. Could someone help me out ?





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    Hi, I had my first baby 10 weeks ago and i suffered 2 tears during labour 1 of my tears have gone back too normal but the other one is giving me a little bit of trouble. it hurts when i sit down and stand up even walking hurts abit im a little bit worried it wont go back too normal!! I not sure where abouts my tears is but i have never heard of anyone having the same as me!!





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    Hi. Im 22 and I lost my virginity a long time ago. Ive never had problems with sex before now. Recently I started having sex with a fella that would be considered to be large in the downstairs region. And I seem to have tears around the opening of my vagina. I looked at some blogs on the Internet and they said to use mors lube! So I waited 2 weeks to make sure everything was fully healed, used loads of lube, and ive got the tears all over again. The difference between my other sexual partnes amd him is that im now using condoms as he wont go without them. But surely this cant be the reason behind the tears? Otherwise it would happen to everyone who uses them right? please help!! I dont want to stop having sex with this fella!





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    hello, i too have the problems your experiencing ive been with my partner 3 years however we dont use condoms. Did you find out what to do yet because it is really ruining my sex life as i am constantly in pain during/after sex!

    i have the same problem! is this normal ? why am i so tight? if had sex plent of times before and it happend over and over agin, its quite annoying... its ruining everything.. makes me dread having sex ... due to the pain when the urine gets on the cut help!

    I had always had trouble getting my foreskin past the helm of my penis when erect, but when I was 13 it became extremely difficult. I thought that forcing it past would help but it did not and I actually caused tears on my foreskin from trying. What also made the situation worse was that masturbation would cause tears as well, so I began masturbating less frequently allowing the tears to heal. This is where my true problem began. I’m 18 now and cannot pull back my foreskin back, erect or flaccid. I would really like some advice as I have been completely indecisive about what to do and it is ruining my life. Thank you.





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    frank id definitely see the doctor about a circumcision, my brother had similar problems to you which have now been solved by removing the foreskin. the doctor will give you advice on whats best for you so at the end of the day its your choice, opinions will help you make your mind up though.

    Hi I am forty one and my foreskin attaches it self to the head of my penis around the edges. This sometimes tears away leaving it sore especially urinating. It does not seem to heal but when it does it re attahes itself then tears away again. very painfull. I did see a doctor a long time ago but it is still a worry because it never seems to stay detached. is this normal?





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    Hi, I'm having problems with vaginal tears during sexual intercourse. It started around 3years ago when not enough lubricance was used. Since then no matter what position or how much lubricant we use I keep getting tears.We've tried extending foreplay and making sure that old cuts have healed before trying again but it is really affecting the relationship as it can take up to a month to heal. Please help!





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    whenever i start working on my laptop or watching tv on a big screen my eyes starts to tear and sometimes they start burning but most of the times they are just tears and a lot of tears, what should i do, is it an eye glass issue or an allergy?





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    My night errors happen nearly everynight, and i wake up screaming in the middle of the night because of the nightenigh terror or sometimes in tears, but the thing that gets me more scared,worried is that during the day I see a man who isn't there in a reflection, in a shadow or just at the other side of the room, the other day I saw him and I was in tears infront of everybody I don't no what this is but I want it to stop.





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    Hi, I give birth 4 years ago with my daughter I go through a tears my clitoris was tears down to my anus , but only the anus is closed and the clitoris left widely open, due to that am very large. I feel very embarrassed about that.





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    Hi, recently my left eye were bloodshot for a week and very painful, I used a hot rag on it which helped with the pain and redness until it got better. But then that same eye started to produce very sticky tears for one week and then both of than now, there is no discharge just clear sticky tears and slewing on the eyelid.





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    I have had tears during labour with all my three children. My first child the tear was stitched but when healed left a hole and the skin has stretched and when sat down it hurts if my trouser seam catches it. Also I had tears inside and it hurts sometimes having sex, as it feels as it catches. can you advise me please





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    I am in early 20s and have been having problems with vaginal tearing during sex. First noticed when there was slight bleeding after sex of which came from perinuem tear, went to doctors and she said to avoid sex for few weeks, it healed up, but as soon as had sex again would come back, this has healed now but since been having multiple tears at the entrance to vagina on the vulva (skin burns after sex, and toilet, although lubrication does not seem to be a problem, and use natural lubricant) the tears heal in 2-3 days but as soon as have sex again they are back, would not have sex for few weeks in hope they would completely heal, but then would come back again, been like this going in circles constantly for 4 months. Doctor reckons its related to thrush (swab confirmed) where it's wearing away of skin, however since thrush treatment still getting the tears from sex, wondered if anyone has any suggestions? Not sure if could be an allergy to condoms?





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    I'm 25 and have been suffering with the same for 2 years. I've seen the most hopeless gyno who just fobbed me off with some lube meant for menopausal dryness, I'm neither of those things! I'd love a cure but so far nothing has helped. I don't suffer from thrush or anything similar, everything has tested normal, I just tear the second I am penetrated.

    I had this too - after persuading the doctor that dryness wasn't an issue and coming back a couple of times I got given some steroid cream to promote cell growth in the area. A 6 week course of steroid cream applied daily has cleared up the issue completely. Make sure you get prescribed stuff though, as you want cream that is safe to use near your vagina.

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    I am 59 but my eyes feel about 90! They have been getting progressively more watery for about the last 4 years. They now water constantly, affecting my vision and making it necessary to have a tissue in my hand ALL the time to mop the tears. It's so embarrassing and has affected my confidence at work and socially. I work with children and they think I'm upset all the time as my eyes are always swimming with tears. I actually do always look as if I have been crying, even during the occasional short spell during the day when the watering subsides a bit. My vision is severely affected by blurring - it's like looking at the world through rainy windows. It has also made the skin under my eyes sore and dry - I look like I've aged 10 years in the last 4. I have had mutiple 'sac washes'and stretching of the punctum (tear duct) and have twice had surgery to enlarge the opening of the punctum. All to no avail. Different specialists that I have seen in my opthalmic clinic all seem to regard my problem as minor and have given me so many different diagnoses. I have been told variously that I have: Excessive tears poor quality tears blocked ducts narrow ducts dry eyes sensitive eyes blepharitis I think I might be forgiven for thinking that they don't actually know! Is there any help out there?





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    I have the same problem. I am slos 59 and have had surgery twice to lift my eyelid and widen my tear duct. My last surgery was on 17 March and my eyes are now even worse! I have just returned home after a short visit to to shops and my eyes have poured water continually. I am getting very distressed as nothing appears to improve my condition. My work involves using a computer and this condition is causing problems with my vision. I too would welcome a solution to this very upsetting and annoying problem.

    SOLLUTION!!! Im 28 and I have had Blepharitis for about 18 years. Since i first went to the doctors i have tried pill, ointments and everything they have to offer. Im sick to death of prople pointing out my red, flaky and runny eyes and just want rid of this horrible condition. About 6 months ago i went to an optitions as i had some strange headaches and they pointed out my condition to me and suggested that i try a liquid called Blephasol. well, compared to everything that i have tried before, this seemed to do the trick, the redness, flakes and itching subsided almost instantly! the only side effect that i would point out was that my vision was a little blurry the next day for a short time and my eyes were a little watery. People give it a go and leave your comments. oh, one last thing, its a little pricy £10 for only 50ml. i would also suggest getting the bottled liquid and not the pre-wet wipes

    i had mydaughter 4 months ago and after the biirth was told that i had 2 small tears and a graze. i had the tears stiched but when i was still in agony 3 weeks later and couldnt wee without being fully emersed in water i asked my midwife to check what i was told was a graze. this turned out to be a tear that was actually quite large but it was too late to do anything about it. it has now healed but i have a lage flap of hanging skin and it is still tender durin sex. what can i do to help?





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    Hi, i have the same thing. I had a baby 6 months ago and have had problems going to the toilet ever since, i went back to my GP today and got examined as my problems were getting worse and not better despite changing my diet to a high fibre one. The doctor told me that i have an ANAL FISSURE, including tears/cuts in my rectum and piles, also swollen glands on the outside of the anus. When i try to go to the toilet i have to really strain and the sharp knife like feeling is the stools/poo rubbing along the exising tears which is not helping it to heel. I have been percribed an ointment and some bowel opening medicine - the doctor told me that the stools/poo needs to be water like diahorea in order for the tears/cuts to heal. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, in the mean while drink plenty of water and get back to the GP for them to check you out, you sound like what i have.

    I have been told by a specialist opticians I have blocked ducts in my eyes which don't allow the tears to drain away so they run constantly. It was due to taking some fertility medication. Drops don't work as they don't stay in my eyes. I have been referred to the hospital for a procedure to unblock them but its a 9 month waiting list. It's very embarrassing, especially in work as I have to wipe away tears all day. Is there anything to do while I wait for the procedure? Think I might go mad in 9 months!





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    i have bells palsy 7 years ago i was 38 weeks pregnant with twins couldnt recieve any treatment as i was 38 weeks pregnant with twins is there any sort treatment i can get now my speech is bad and my right eye doesnt shut or produce tears so i have to use tears solution from the doctors please can anyone help





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    I had Ramsey Hunt Syndrome a little over 2 yrs ago now. Now i know more i had symptoms for 2-3 days before, metal taste in my mouth, feeling exhausted and the facial paralysis came on over night. I had all the steroids and anti-inflammatories but over the next 3 months was off work as i had severe vertigo, unbelievable pain in my whole head and vomiting etc. At the start i had acupuncture to ease the pain and vertigo but thankfully my very good physio friend mentioned The Lindens Clinic in Manchester - Diane Farragher who specialises in the use of facial tenns machines for aiding recovery. At the start I went every week as i was very poorly and then gradually with the long term help of Claire at the clinic I know go every 6 months and use my machine 3-6 times per week, now for 30 mins whilst watching the TV, more if I'm comfortable and I truly believe this has helped enormously. It was a very dark time in my life when it happened and i didn't leave the house for 3 months apart from doctor appointments so i empathise. I would definitly contact them to see if they can help. Not sure where you live but they may have contacts in your area they could recommend. I have recently also been having facial massage by a therapist in a spa who specialises in stroke victims and she has worked her magic and loosened up all the knotted up muscles in my face and found knots i didn't know were there, this has turlu given my cheek area some shape rather than a bulge. It can hurt though but its worth the pain of detangling all the muscles because they have forgotten what they are supposed to do.

    i had the same issue with little tears in my foreskin because it was too tight, easy to retract when soft but harder to pull back when hard and often made the head go ver dark purple with blood. It got to the stage that the small tears on the outside of my foreskin would go dry, scab and then re-tear. So I got circumcised at 26 and I haven't looked back. It was painful for a few weeks but now I have no issues. I guess some of us are just not meant to have them. If in doubt, chat to the doc about getting it done and save the pain down the track





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    Hey.. Well I'm 4 months post partum, and have been suffering with fissures since the birth of my daughter. I have been back and forth to the doctor this whole time and I'm at my wits end. Having a bowel movement is absolute agony for me, I've got a high pain threshold, I've suffered kidney stones and given birth twice without pain relief.. But this THIS I can not handle. I first thought I had piles, but the cuts/ tears are visible looking through a mirror. I hope to see a doctor after the weekend, I'm brought to tears and shaking after each BM. I can't go on like this.





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    Hi BusyBunny I share your pain, as I have the same symptoms. My doc referred me to the local hospital, who couldnt really inspect me due to the pain of putting a finger 'up there', and diagnosed anal fissures. I have some pain relief cream )Neozem) ans some strong painkillers (Tramadol) on top of the paracetamol which is ore for my hot and cold temperature swings. Originally I was in screaming agony during, and hot, completely wet (with sweat) trembling mess for an hour after a BM, now its still really painful, just get a bit hot n bothered so lie down for 20 mins to calm down. Good luck.

    Sorry it wouldn't allow me to reply to your message, I'm a few weeks on from my original message and there's still no improvement, it would be worse than ever if anything. I have got anaesthetic gel to use now, medication is quite limited because I am breadfeeding. I am honestly sick to death of it. I dread using the toilet. I hope things improve for you. I'm waiting on a referral to the hospital for some Botox treatment. I will let you know how I get on :-)

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    Hi - I'm 25 and have recently developed 2 small tears half way down my shaft, when flaccid it can get tight and feel like I have to stretch it when I pull the skin back. I then noticed 3 tears now 4, sex isn't painful. Apart from I just had sex with my GF on her period and once I come there was a very painful stinging and I had to jump in the showers to wash off and stop the stinging. I think the first tear appeared last month so I don't know if its related to having sex when she is on. Also concerned it could be related to diabeaties from what I've read online? I'm fit and healthy but still concerned.





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    Go to the doc

    I see by other comments that some folks have experienced skin tags around the anus. I developed on that became long(ish) after dealing with a long term illness, which caused diarrhea and tears in that delicate skin. When they finally healed, "ta dah" skin tag. The county heath DR. said, "ignore it, no big deal". It is to me. Not only does it leave me feeling shy with my husband, then skin sometimes tears and stings. Has anyone tried tying it off and if so, did they just fall off and heal slowly or did they have to be cut away and how did folks aid in the healing process? Thanks kindly for any feedback.





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    I tried that but wouldn't hold. My advice a peg. The pain at first is bad then gets better then it turns purple and drops off :)

    I've had a skin tag on my anus for about 6 years, the only problems it has caused me are pain when going to the toilet and occasional bleeding. I did however go to my doctor 3 months ago saying enough was enough, it's irritates me and I want it removed. My doctor referred me to the local hospital straight away and I had the skin tag removed 2 weeks ago. It's still healing at the moment and I've been told it can take up to 6 weeks but I feel so much better now than before. I hadn't realised just how miserable it made me feel. Hopefully it will heal fully and I won't have any more problems with it. I would say go to your doctor and make him refer you for removal.

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