Anal skin tags are small projections on the skin found in armpit, anus and neck. Usually the tags are harmless and located at the verge of anus. The skin is reddish pink in color and it hangs on the margin of anus opening as a stalk. However anal skin tag formation is indicative of problems with anus and rectum and in some cases they are symptoms of anal fissure. Hence one should not ignore the presence of skin tags on anal area.
There is chance for the fecal particles to get absorbed on the skin tags posing risk of bacterial infection. Again there may be problem with the cleaning of anus if group of skin tags exist in that area. In rare cases, anal skin tag may cause itching and irritation associated with pain. For some persons, they feel the skin tags as unwanted material while having sexual contact with their partners.
Treatment of anal skin tags is very simple and easy. It can be removed after numbing the area with local anesthesia. In case of extensive number of tags, surgery may be done for removing them. Cryotherapy is another procedure in which liquid nitrogen is applied over the tags to freeze them to wither and fall off. Laser therapy is also administered on the basis of cosmetic procedure for clearing anal skin tags.
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