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How to get rid of anal skin tag?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: I have what may be an anal skin tag. It appears just outside the anus(but I believe it does touch it). I have had it for approx 3 years, and don't know which type of dr. to see. I had a colonoscopy 7 months ago (fine) and a physical 4 months ago, though I did not bring it to his attention.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Skin tag

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It is looking like skin tag.
You can meet a dermatologist.
It can be easily removed using radiofrequency.
It's an opd based procedure and takes around half hour.
Let me know if you have any other.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Thank you.....how common are these, and is it ok to wait a few months to have it removed, as I am waiting on insurance. Also, are you faitly certain that is what it is?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's not an emergency

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Yes it is looking like skin tag.
It's not an emergency.
You can get it removed when you get your insurance.
Just relax.
There is nothing to worry.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Brief Answer: Skin tag Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph. It is looking like skin tag. You can meet a dermatologist. It can be easily removed using radiofrequency. It's an opd based procedure and takes around half hour. Let me know if you have any other. Thank you