What Is Skin Tags During Pregnancy

Are Skin Tags Harmful?

Skin tags are small, benign growths that are composed of a core of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering or epidermis. Additional names for skin tags include acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma colli, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tag. They are often seen raised from the skin on a stalk called a peduncle.

Skin tags often form in areas where the skin creases, such as the neckline, the groin, the underside of the arms, the area beneath the breasts, and the eyelids. The most common location is the armpit. It is common for skin tags to appear in groups. They often become stuck on jewelry, are shaved in error, and are agitated by clothing. Women who shave their armpits should be careful not to shave or cut skin tags that are located there.

Although we do not know the exact cause of skin tags, the following are thought to be associated with their appearance: (1) Chaffing and irritation from the skin rubbing together; (2) Hormones secreted during pregnancy or in cases of acromegaly (gigantism); (3) Insulin resistance caused by diabetes; (4) Human papilloma virus; (5) Illegal steroid use that interferes with the body and muscles, causing the collagen fibers in the skin to bond so that skin tags are formed.

Both men and women tend to get skin tags as they age. Skin tags are also more common in pregnant women, obese people, and people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. About 46% of people develop skin tags at some point in their lives. Although skin tags are technically tumors, they are benign and normally harmless. They can, however, become damaged and become inflamed and sore. If shaved off or rubbed hard, they may bleed.

Since skin tags are generally harmless, they are usually removed for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons. Physicians usually remove skin tags using one of the following methods: (1) Cauterization: the skin tag is burned off using electrolysis; (2) Cryosurgery: the skin tag is frozen off using liquid nitrogen; (3) Ligation: the blood supply to the skin tag is interrupted; (4) Excision: the skin tag is removed with a scalpel.

Like warts, skin tags are classically treated by burning (cauterizing), or freezing the tissue with liquid nitrogen. Some doctors may opt to surgically remove skin tags. However, once surgical intervention or chemical acids are used, a scar is likely to occur in that area. SkinTagCure represents a safe and effective alternative to these invasive procedures.

It is a new all natural, certified organic topical treatment that works quickly to eliminate skin tags. Its effectiveness against skin tag is supported by published scientific studies. SkinTagCure is formulated at maximum strength and has produced spectacular results in the elimination of skin tags in almost all known cases.

Application typically causes the skin tags to safely dissolve day by day, which leads to complete elimination in 1 to 3 weeks. They may also dry up and simply flake off within the same time frame. Either way, users of SkinTagCure experience rapid elimination of skin tags without scarring, tissue damage, or recurrence.

The treatment is painless and delivers profound results in skin tag elimination, returning skin tissue back to the state it was in prior to the onset of the condition. SkinTagCure has therefore proved to be unrivaled in the elimination of skin tags and used to eradicate skin tags occurring anywhere on the body (except near the eyes). It is simply the best in its class.

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As the treatment can effectively eliminate skin tags, acid or surgical procedures may soon become a thing of the past. Whether skin tags have recently appeared or have been present for years, SkinTagCure acts quickly to eradicate even the most chronic or acute conditions. To learn more, please go to http://www.bcured.net.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Genital Skin Tags During Pregnancy?
    Hi i am 29 weeks pregnant and just before i found out i was pregnant at 5 weeks i noticed two soft bumps on my privates these have now turned into a couple of skin tags!! is this normal and has anyone else got this when pregnant and what are my options on getting rid of them as i dont want to be going into the labour room with those horrible things there its embarrasing!! PLEASE HELP LADIES!

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t worry I just started to notice my skin tags toooo. I had one on private parts it is kinda of freaky but that is a part of being pregnany I am told. I noticed that have no control over your body things just start to happen for no reason. Skin tags, acne, dark spots, hair and etc. Hey you are almost there.

  2. QUESTION:
    skin tags during pregnancy?
    i have developed 2 skin tags since ive been pregnant.. will they ever go away.. or what are my removal options after i have the baby!?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin tags will not typically go away on their own. There should be no reason, though, that you can’t have them removed now. Medical removal is usually mechanical (freezing or cutting) rather than chemical (burning or other medicinal treatment), so there should be no risk to your baby. There should be no reason not to ask your doctor about the possibility of removing them now. He or she can advise you best.

      Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Are genital skin tags common during pregnancy?
    I have never had anything like these before so I’m guessing thats what they are, I have like 10 of em on my extreme upper thigh and behind my anus a bit like on my butt cheeks almost.

    • ANSWER:
      Its very common during pregnancy because your hormones are all over the place. Don’t listen to the lady that suggested it’s an std.

  4. QUESTION:
    Lump appearing during pregnancy and not going away?
    i have a lump on my shoulder, it appeard during pregnancy(baby is now 10months) and it started off as a lump under the skin, which couldnt be seen, but obviously could be felt. I still have it now and it seems more lumpy and is a pinkish brownish colour, kind of like a light coloured mole. It isnt a skin tag. I’m just wondering if anyone knows what it is and whether i should be worried about it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no one on here that can tell you exactly what it is. The best thing to do is to see a doctor and have it examined.

      It could be a cyst. Sometimes cysts form during times of hormonal fluctuation (ie. pregnancy).

      Try and identify what kind of lump it is.
      Can you move it slightly under your skin? How large is it? Does it hurt when you apply pressure to it?

      Please go see a doctor. They are licensed to give you medical advise. Not us.

  5. QUESTION:
    Babys gender what do you think?
    I know theres a 50/50 chance I was just wondering what gender you think my baby will be. Everyone keeps saying a girl in my family and the lunar chart says girl too. (I’m 17 weeks)

    Babys heartbeat has been higher…160’s and 170’s.

    I didn’t have very much morning sickness…only when brushing my teeth.

    I got acne bad!

    I’m out of breath alot.

    The baby is very active on all ultrasounds.

    I have more girls in my family then boys.

    My husbands unsure cause he doesn’t know his real father…but his mom and step dad have a son.

    I got some skin tags during pregnancy…

    I keep getting sick with colds…

    And I crave waffles alot for some reason….along with potatoe salad…lol and Ice cream!

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a girl but you never know, im having a boy i found out last week, his heart beat is always in the 140’s

  6. QUESTION:
    Skin tag under arm while pregnant?
    I’ve read that skin tags are common during pregnancy and ive had this tiny one (1-2mm) under my arm for ages now .. never caused any problems n cant really see it.. today i noticed when i was shaving it has grown about 3 times in size and its really red and swollen .. when i squeezed it a heap of puss came out .. what should i do? i read in a magazine with skin tags to tie cotton around them and wait till it falls off?
    it definately was a skin tag before it got pussy .. maybe a hair couldve got caught in it? it hurts when i move my arm .. not much but slightly ..

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like it’s an ingrown hair not a skin tag. Skin tags typically don’t have puss. If it’s an ingrown hair leave it be, it will heal on it’s on. If it’s a skin tag you can use sterile (clean with alcohol) nail clippers and clip it off.

  7. QUESTION:
    White skin tags on Vagina – 35 weeks pregnant….?
    Ok so I got a bump on my vagina when I was a few months pregnant, I looked it up and it seemed to just be a skin tag as I read they are very common to get during pregnancy, so I didn’t think much of it as I have been with the same guy for 4 years and vice versa (he’s my fiance) and neither of us have anything. Well the last 2 weeks or so I got a whole bunch more skin tags, but they are white, as I only looked in the mirror at them today, they are soft and flesh feeling but they are white so that makes me wonder… I have maybe 5 in random spots on my labia and one or two at the opening to my butt-hole (tmi I know)… I have my first exam on Thursday for my pregnancy and I will ask her then what they are, I know they aren’t STDS or anything but are skin tags usually white? If they can be then that’s fine but it’s making me nervous! They also don’t hurt or anything at all

    • ANSWER:
      Just in case, you may want to be tested for HPV anyway. They both look very similar, and both can flare up during pregnancy. It honestly could be either, as HPV doesn’t hurt, whitish, fleshy bumps that appear around the vagina and anus. I would speak to your doctor, he/she can give you the best!

  8. QUESTION:
    moles during pregnancy? dangerous?
    im about 16 1/2 weeks pregnant and ive noticed some moles getting bigger and brand new moles appearing. im 21 yrs old, asian. i’ve been worrying about these moles…’what if its melanoma…’ anyway i have my appointment with the gyno/midwife on jan 15 and plan to bring this up to them. will they be able to send me to a dermatologist? my insurance covers it all since my husbands in the military. the brand new moles are pretty tiny, way smaller than the end of a pencil eraser and they are also black. (not skin tags)
    i heard you can get a lot of new moles during pregnancy…but its still scaring me.

    • ANSWER:
      I got the same thing. I have a beauty mark under my eye that became a big mole since I have been pregnant my OB talked to me about it and said it was normal and you can always go to a dermatologist just to have it checked for piece of mind. You are right though it is normal to get moles during pregnancy as the hormones are changing your skin.

  9. QUESTION:
    Scary Skin Growth? (Take 2)?
    Yes, this is a repeated question and it’s pretty gross. I have a growth just outside my vagina that looks and feels like a HUGE skin tag. Another one just began to form behind it. When the doc first looked he said he didn’t know what it was, it could be a wart, a tag, etc…but no cause for concern. It concerns me, though! It hurts when it’s bothered by friction of any kind, but otherwise, there’s really no irritation. I’ve had bumps down there before (ingrown hairs), but never anything like this until a little over a month ago when discharge started getting heavy in my 8th month of pregnancy. Have you gotten skin tags in that area during pregnancy? Were they larger than other tags and did they get irritated/painful? Does anyone have any idea what else they could be? I’ve pretty much ruled out warts, though, because I’ve been routinely tested, faithful to my husband (who is faithful to me), and they just don’t look like warts. Please help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like a skin tag. They are totally harmless, but if it is painful, you could have a dermatologist look at it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Vaginal bumps during pregnancy,what causes these?
    I’m 18 and pregnant with my first,due April 11th.

    I have never had any bumps down there before I got pregnant,but recently I get skin tags and bumps down there. They aren’t painful and they’re not big. They don’t leak or have fluid in them they are just there!

    I have only had one sexual partner and that’s the guy I’m with now and have been tested for STD’s.
    I’ve had blood tests done as well seeing as I’m pregnant so it can’t be sexually transmitted.

    I don’t shave down there anymore.

    Why am I getting bumps down there during pregnancy? Is this normal?
    I’ve had a pap smear done several times and the doctor never mentioned anything about them.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, we are too much alike! I’m 18 and pregnant with my first who is due April 4th! I’ve had the exact same thing happen to me, and have been too embarrassed to ask anyone, but I did mention it to my doctor and he didn’t seem too concerned because I have been tested and all (I’ve only been with one person also and I know he doesn’t have anything). They go away after a while and aren’t painful either, but they are annoying. So when you get some answers I’ll be checking back =)

  11. QUESTION:
    How would you keep these at bay?
    I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I haven’t noticed my breasts getting any larger, just fuller. I’ve always had somewhat larger than normal breasts, but now I’m noticing that I am getting what I originally thought to be flesh-colored moles between them, in my cleavage. After reading more, it seems that they’re the start of skin tags from constant friction on each other. Did anyone get these during pregnancy? If so, did you have any brand of powder you preferred using, or any tips to prevent getting them? They don’t hurt, and I can live with them, but if I can avoid getting more than I have now I’d rather go that route as obviously they don’t look very nice. They’re VERY small now, I don’t want to let the ones I have get any bigger!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, it’s skin tags from the friction. You can just tie a string around them – make sure it’s tight. They should just fall off after several days. I don’t know how to prevent them, just how to get rid of them. Good luck

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Poly cystic Ovaries Syndrome?
    I’m 25 years old and I had my first baby 2 years ago. I put on a bit of weight during the pregnancy but lost most of it shortly after,only to gain most of it back over the two years(most of it was gained in less than 2 months)I must admitt I don’t have the best diet and I hardly ever exercise,but I’m wondering if my weight problems might be due to policystic ovaries b/c i’ve maintained diets for weeks and the scale won’t move.Before the baby I had regular periods and now they’re semi-regular-they come every month but not on the same day (5,6 days later) but once a few months ago it didn’t come at al for almost 3 months,but it was only once.I don’t have much excess hair on my body,just a few on my chin and neck which aren’t that noticeably but they’re very dark and coarse and out of place to say the least.I don’t have any skin tags or dark spots that I know of. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Not all women with PCOS share the same symptoms. These are some of the symptoms of PCOS:

      * infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding
      * infertility (not able to get pregnant) because of not ovulating
      * increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes—a condition called hirsutism (HER-suh-tiz-um)
      * ovarian cysts
      * acne, oily skin, or dandruff
      * weight gain or obesity, usually carrying extra weight around the waist
      * insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
      * high cholesterol
      * high blood pressure
      * male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
      * patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
      * skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
      * pelvic pain
      * anxiety or depression due to appearance and/or infertility
      * sleep apnea—excessive snoring and times when breathing stops while asleep

      You should really see a doctor, though.

  13. QUESTION:
    im concerned my obgyn wasnt telling the truth?
    I became pregnant in 09 and had to get medicaid. My husband and i liked the first dr we met, “dr foot”.he was old school, used tried and true methods and had been delivering babies since the late 70s. About 5 mnths in, i noticed some small flesh colored bumps on my vagina near my thigh. My trusty manuals all pionted to skin tags so i raised the question to dr foot. during every visit i was instructed to remove my clothes from the waist down, but only given a vaginal exam a few times. this particular occasion was not an exam one, and he seemed disgrunteled to have to look at the bumps. he classified them as hpv,explaining to my husband it was herpes, and said hed perscribe medication when the baby was born, which he did. I researched Hpv and was terrified id infect my baby, while dr, foot seemed unconcerned during the whole pregnancy and only mentioned them on my day after exam, saying the cream had not been tested for breast feeding mothers. i waited until after my baby self weaned at 10mnths to begin using the prescription, and it cleared all but a few bumps up. Its now time in our lives to begin thinking about adding to our family, but im still concerned about the bumps. i recently read that genital warts are not the same as herpes, and am confused over what dr foot told us.Are they the same thing, and if not can i get rid of these bumps through holistic or natural methods? Id like my next child to have dr foot as the first dr, but if he was not correct in his diagnosis, i dont want to use him.

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes and HPV are not the same.

      Herpes are open sores, while HPV looks like skin tags or flesh colored bumps. HPV resolves itself within a couple years while herpes is for life. In my opinion I would get the bumps checked out by another doctor before attempting to conceive again.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it HPV?
    My partner and I both have skin tag like growths on our genital areas. Mine developed during my last pregnancy and my doctor gave them a name but I can’t remember it. I just noticed a similar type of growth on my partner. I don’t think he has been with anyone else and I for sure have not. What is this!!? Can you get HPV from things other than sex- toilet seats etc.

    • ANSWER:
      no u cant get it from toilet seats. but u can get it from clothing like sharing underwear and towels. bathing suits. something that touches Ur genitals. u know. but not toilet seats.

  15. QUESTION:
    Very scared i have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
    I went to my doctors Three days ago. She schedule me for blood work, and referred me to get a ultrasound.

    She thinks i might have PCOS.

    I have had a total of 8 pregnancy all but one ended in miscarriage never had to have a DNC my son is almost 4 years old. Before i got pregnant with my son i lost almost 30 lbs I’m now at my heaviest pushing 350.. And its very hard to lose the wight. I also did not know but found out 5 years ago that I was RH negative.

    Here are my symptoms:

    Few or no menstrual periods ( *when i was younger Now somewhat regular* )

    Heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding. (*during my period not to gross anyone out but its like a massacre in my bathroom 6 to 8 times a day while I’m on my period.*)

    Hair loss (* Started when i was around age 20. I have a bald spot on the back of my head and thin hair I use to have such thick hair*)

    Acne and oily skin, (*almost all of my adult life*)

    Depression or mood swings. (*almost all of my life)

    Weight gain or upper body obesity (* soon as i turned 13 I have been battling with weight loss*)

    Repeat miscarriages.

    Inability to become pregnant (* my husband and I meet in 99 dropped birth control in 2000 married in 2004 and had my son in 2007 *)

    insulin resistance, (*I’m not diabetic, but had gestational diabetes. It was controlled threw diet and exercise. My mother is extremely insulin resistance. *)

    Male-type hair growth on the face and body (*I thought this was normal at get waxed twice a month*)

    Fatigue. (*story of my life*)

    Skin tags (* many on my neck under breast and thighs*)

    carrying the excess weight around your middle (*tear*)

    skin dark or discolored (*on my neck, and thighs*)

    I’m can’t sleep and can’t stop worrying Here are my questions

    How soon will i know after the blood test? can the blood test alone determine if i have PCOS or something else? What medication do they prescribe and how expensive is it to help treat this?
    Ty ambree, I’m Close to Seattle WA I will google it. It took forever to have my son and a lot of miscarriages. I’m worried about conceiving. Good luck with your walk and bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had PCOS since I was 14. My fiance and I want nothing more than a baby. But it sure does make it hard. Your doctor will probably put you on metformin. You are in my thoughts! Lots of baby dust to you 🙂

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you get skintags anround your anal area?
    I had my kid a long time ago and during the labor I had gotten an episiotomy, when I went back for my 6 weeks check up my doctor told me that I was healing just fine. Now I am on my second child and my doctor told me that I had developed hemroids probably caused by the tearing and sowing of the episiotomy and the usual constipation that comes with pregnancy. I told my doctor that I have had no constipation whatsoever and that I was surprised that I had them because I dont have any irritation or anything. A week later and my husband asked me what was wrong with my anal area… he said that I had a mole or something growing there. Now I have examined the area and found similar “moles” all around the same area.. just the outside rectal area, even on the hemroid! I’m so embarrised and dont even want him to touch me… I think they look more like skin tags and they have NEVER shown up until now. How do I fix this problem until my next doctors appointment?

    • ANSWER:
      They’re often the results of thrombosed external hemorrhoids which have resolved but leave the ‘tags’ as their scars…

      They also could be condylomata…anal warts.

      See the doctor sooner if they’re a clinical nuisance.Treatment is simple.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Poly cystic Ovaries Syndrome?
    I’m 25 years old and I had my first baby 2 years ago. I put on a bit of weight during the pregnancy but lost most of it shortly after,only to gain most of it back over the two years(most of it was gained in less than 2 months)I must admitt I don’t have the best diet and I hardly ever exercise,but I’m wondering if my weight problems might be due to policystic ovaries b/c i’ve maintained diets for weeks and the scale won’t move.Before the baby I had regular periods and now they’re semi-regular-they come every month but not on the same day (5,6 days later) but once a few months ago it didn’t come at al for almost 3 months,but it was only once.I don’t have much excess hair on my body,just a few on my chin and neck which aren’t that noticeably but they’re very dark and coarse and out of place to say the least.I don’t have any skin tags or dark spots that I know of. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      you can read all about it here, hope it helps:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/DS00423


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