What Are Anal Skin Tags?
Skin tags are an excess growth of skin. The actual cause is not known; however, it is generally due to excessive rubbing or tension caused by clothes or by other skin.
Anal skin tags are a select type of skin tag that appears on or around the anus or rectum. Unlike other skin tags, they are generally tiny, measuring a few millimeters in diameter.
What Causes Anal Skin Tags?
Anal skin tags are caused by friction of clothing or skin rubbing on them. The friction could be due to sitting for too long or having loose-fitting clothes. They may also be caused by diarrhea if it is common, as the acidity can irritate the skin. They are not caused by cancer and are not an indication of any other disease.
Do Anal Skin Tags Bleed?
All skin tags may bleed if they are cut or rubbed too much. Since they are in or on the anus, they will probably be more likely to rub against other skin than if they were in a ‘normal’ place. You should avoid them bleeding as this may lead to infection, which can also cause other complications.
If there is bleeding, then it is more likely that the bleeding is from Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are different from skin tags and shouldn’t be confused.
How To Remove Anal Skin Tags
There are several ways to remove anal skin tags. The ‘sore’ point is that they are in a very sensitive area, so the usual solutions may not be suggested. If you have an anal skin tag, then you should seek medical help so that you don’t harm that sensitive area. You are advised not to try removing them yourself.
The removal process is straightforward and will take a qualified doctor or dermatologist only a few minutes to do. The whole appointment need only be around 30 minutes.