Groin Skin Tags
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There are many names for skin tags: acrochordons, fibroepithelial polyps and pedunculated papillomas. Apart from groin skin tags, these growth can appear almost anywhere - in the genital region, under the armpits and on the neck most commonly.
Although skin tags are such a common condition and appear all over the body, people become especially sensitive and embarrassed when they find they have skin tags in the groin area. Skin tags are those soft, small, flesh-colored or other-colored lesions, usually occurring in multiples and protruding from the body. They tend to form along the neckline, under the arms, beneath the breasts, on and above the eyelids and of course in the groin area.
When groin skin tags appear on the penile shaft and around the scrotum they can be easily irritated, chafed or infected through the mechanical movement during lovemaking, or simply because the groin is a moist area where the skin can be sensitive and tender. Groin skin tags may even bleed when injured because they have a blood supply that enables them to grow. Skin tags are generally harmless but it can be very irritating when they get injured, and they may be unsightly for some people.
Appearance and Symptoms of Groin Tags
Groin skin tags may appear in the left or right groin and mostly take on the appearance of unwanted skin and do not usually cause much embarrassment. It is the penile skin tags which may grow at the head of the penis which cause more concern. Unfortunately, any abnormality in the penis is thought to be linked to sexually transmitted disease (even though this is untrue) especially because it is the penis that penetrates the sexual partner. Often groin skin tags on the penis occur at the circumcision line because of uneven removal of skin at the time of being circumcised.
Although anyone can develop skin tags in the groin area and elsewhere, there some contributing factors which may cause the skin tags to appear. These are:
For reasons of comfort and to avoid possible anxiety on the part of your sexual partner, you may decide to have the skin tags in the groin area removed.
Treatment and Medication
Remember, skin tags can reappear anywhere on the body. However, using treatment removes the skin tags that are present, and very rarely will skin tags grow back. Also, the growth rate is usually very slow. Here are several ways in which skin tags can be removed:
- Small tags can be removed by excision after a local anesthetic has been administered.
- Larger tags might need to be removed in the operating theatre under a general anesthesia.
- By electrocautery.
- By cryotherapy where the tags are frozen off with liquid nitrogen.
- By laser symptomatic skin tag treatment.
- By the use of healing natural oil products which can be used to treat your skin tags in the grown in the privacy of your own home.
Try to remember that the groin area is just like the skin anywhere else on your body and there is no reason whatsoever why you should feel embarrassed about these groin skin tags.