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Skin tag turned to something else...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 8, 2006
  • 11:46 PM

I recently gave birth to a son- about half way through my pregnancy I noticed a moderate sized skin tag on my right upper-inner posterior thigh (it is not easy to see unless i bend over) Anyway, today I noticed that it is inflamed, red, swollen, and when i touch the area, it seems to be a little spongy, like it is fluid filled. Any idead what this could be? Like I said, i thought it was a skin tag, but i've never heard of them becoming swollen or anything since i thought they didn't have a blood supply.

Definately afraid it could be some kind of std- any clues?

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  • I recently gave birth to a son- about half way through my pregnancy I noticed a moderate sized skin tag on my right upper-inner posterior thigh (it is not easy to see unless i bend over) Anyway, today I noticed that it is inflamed, red, swollen, and when i touch the area, it seems to be a little spongy, like it is fluid filled. Any idead what this could be? Like I said, i thought it was a skin tag, but i've never heard of them becoming swollen or anything since i thought they didn't have a blood supply. Definately afraid it could be some kind of std- any clues?I actually have something that sounds similar...I don't know what mine started out looking like because I didn't notice it until it was a red bump type thing. All of the characteristics that you describe sound like the same thing I have...I am embarrassed to go to the docoter because it is in my pubic area...but over the last few days it has been oozing a clear/bloody substance. It usually gets tender and swollen around the time for my period and then goes down to where I don't even notice it much the rest of the month...but not this month...I am almost 100% sure that it is not an STD for me because my husband is the only partner that I have had and he doesn't have any problems. I'm sorry I know this probably doesn't help you much...just wanted to let you know that you are not alone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2007
    • 03:50 PM
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  • I actually think I am having the same thing that you are. I have has the so called "skin tag" on my inner thigh for quite awhile now. A couple of days ago, I noticed that it had become enlarged and was a red color. It is tender to the touch, and it feels like it is filled with fluid. When I touch it, it almost feels like I could pop it. Let me know if you figure out what this is!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 01:37 AM
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  • I've had one of these for at least 15 years. The first time the OB/GYN noticed it, he asked if it bothered me and did I want him to remove it. It was a large redish mushy skin tag that seemed to get larger and irritated at times, but not enough where I had him remove it. 15 years later, I wish I had. But still, no real problems.I've had at least 20 small to medium tags removed by a dermatologist within the past couple years, and a few had the same consistency (but not the size) as the one above. The dr. said they were harmless, just an eyesore.If I were you though, just for my own peace of mind, I'd ask the doctor at my next appointment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2007
    • 04:06 PM
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  • I use the wart and mole vanishing cream on all skin tags and "beauty" moles, and warts. This stuff has won awards all over the world and after I saw what it did for my hubby, I began using it on my skin tags and moles. You can even use it on genital warts. Just be sure to read the directions first. You have to "rough" up the mole or skin tag and then apply the cream. The skin tag or mole should begin to die and turn into a scab within a day and fall off within 2 weeks. This is the most amazing stuff I've ever used. It does cost $79 for a small amount, but my husband got 9 moles zapped and cured from the same small jar. Only a few left a tiny scar, but the ones he put camellia on you can barely see. They give you a free sample of camellia oil with the cream at www.holisticdefense.com
    1naturegirl 3 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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  • I have the same thing on my right inner thigh.. but mine has turned black at the end of it.. and it hurts if anything touches it? is that normal as well?? I did hear on another forum that hers turned black and fell off.. any answers would help..thank you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 00:17 PM
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  • Hello everyone, I've had many skin tags over the years and I've usually been able to "snip" them off. I usually only do this when either they become inflamed or they are unsightly. When they are not inflamed, they look the color of the surrounding skin if not a little darker. Sometimes they seem to be filled with fluid but most times they are just soft and can easily be moved around.When they are inflamed, they become red and usually swolen with blood and they hurt. When they get to this point, I always cut them off. I'm very careful sterilize around the skin tag and my instruments with rubbing alcohol first. Then when I'm sufficiently motivated (that sometimes takes awhile) I take cuticle scissors and cut the skin tag as close to my body as I can. Often I apply some liquid bandages but sometimes that doesn't work too well, especially if it's really bleeding. Then I apply ice and pressure then the liquid bandage. I try to take care of the area for a couple of days, putting neosporin on them and covering them with a bandage.After about 3 or 4 days, I just leave them open but still apply the neosporin until it stops hurting. Within a couple of weeks, it's all over and I usually can't even see a scar.Now, the problem is when I let them go too long before cutting htem off....I have one right now that is inflamed and hurting but it's larger than anything I've seen before and I'm scared to cut it off. It's almost the size of my nipple and that might be too big to excise without a doctor. I dunno what I'm going to do about this one....it hurts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 07:02 AM
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  • OMG, Since my previous post (the long one right before this post) I have found soo many remedies for skin tags. ONe person says just take sterile dental floss and tie them off. Others say that they are caused by a factors in our diet and we can remove them painlessly by straightening out our eating habits. Here are 2 of the best links I found:http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=708957http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/skin_tags.htmlLooks like there are easy and free ways to remove them. No need to trouble our doctors. Anyways, hope these links help you all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 07:50 AM
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  • Has anyone received any clarity as to wat exactly this might be?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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  • Has anyone received any clarity as to wat exactly this might be? I am thinking it may be some type of skintag. The www.itworkspaste.com is what I use for my skintags and moles. You apply it, wash it off in 20 minutes and it naturally cauterizes it.
    nogullie 28 Replies
    • November 22, 2007
    • 08:43 AM
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  • I have a skin tag in my inner left thigh. At first it was really small then it grew to the size of a marble. It would become inflamed but would go back down later. Recently it grew to the size of a golf ball and has blisters on it. I have to get it surgically removed next week because it is uncomfortable and painful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I recently gave birth to a son- about half way through my pregnancy I noticed a moderate sized skin tag on my right upper-inner posterior thigh (it is not easy to see unless i bend over) Anyway, today I noticed that it is inflamed, red, swollen, and when i touch the area, it seems to be a little spongy, like it is fluid filled. Any idead what this could be? Like I said, i thought it was a skin tag, but i've never heard of them becoming swollen or anything since i thought they didn't have a blood supply. Definately afraid it could be some kind of std- any clues? Ive never posted on one of these but i have some information that might help it could be mollescum. I sat in the emergency last night with all the same symptoms and im also halfway through my pregnancy look it up online cause i dont know all the details i just know thats what they told me it is they saif its localized and will go away on its own
    alexisboss 1 Replies Flag this Response
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