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Anus Skin Tags

Anus Skin Tags

Typically found at the edge of the anus, skin tags are referred to the excess skin and lumps protruding from the anus. Skin tags may occasionally be mistaken for haemorrhoids, as they may cause pain or discomfort and bleed occasionally.

Anal skin tags are often the result of stretched or damaged skin in the perianal region, which can occur due to factors such as chronic straining, haemorrhoids, anal fissures (small tears in the lining of the anus), inflammatory bowel disease, and childbirth. They can also develop due to the healing process after certain surgical procedures.

Although anus skin tags are not harmful, excessive they can still cause symptoms such as pain, itch and discomfort. Over time, the excessive skin may grow due to repeated trauma or irritation.

If the anal skin tag is small and does not cause any disturbance or irritation, it can be left alone. Although skin tags are not harmful, it is not advisable to remove them at home as this may cause further complications such as infection and pain.

Where required, the excessive skin can be surgically removed easily. This is usually performed as a day case procedure.