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Suggest treatment for skin tag

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Posted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Question: can you tell me if this looks like a skin tag?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need details

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I have seen the attached picture.
The lesion looks like a skin tag or a healed fissure to me.
I would like to know certain more details from you.
Have you ever had any bleeding from the area ?
Did you ever had pain during defecation leading to anal fissures during passage of hard stools?

I am asking you this to rule out skin tag secondary to healing of anal fissure .

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (2 minutes later)
no i have never had bleeding or pain of any kind
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Skin tag ,need to be examined for confirmation

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

The lesion appears to be a skin tag to me .
I really don't think there is anything to be worried about.
Only if you have any sudden increase in size or pain or bleeding from the lesion ,then you can see a nearby doctor for proper assessment.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Need details Detailed Answer: Hi I have seen the attached picture. The lesion looks like a skin tag or a healed fissure to me. I would like to know certain more details from you. Have you ever had any bleeding from the area ? Did you ever had pain during defecation leading to anal fissures during passage of hard stools? I am asking you this to rule out skin tag secondary to healing of anal fissure . Dr Geetika Paul