Skin Tags in the Vagina
Skin tags in the vagina are important to the one who has them. Skin tags in the vagina are non cancerous growths. These growths are usually benign, but can become raw and bleed when using a tampon or napkin. Skin tags in the vagina only occur in women. You can also get genital skin tags. Every woman can get a skin tag, but more often than not it is the adult woman that gets a skin tag. Skin tags are more prevalent in women who are pregnant or experiencing a period. This is due, in part, to the chemical changes in that woman’s body. Vaginal skin tags usually become larger during a woman’s period, but usually returns to their original size after the period is over. These small growths sometimes grow in the vagina in the area of the vulva More specifically they occur in the sensitve area of the labia. Treatment, however, my not be needed unless the tags are swollen and painful. Development of skin tags may also be due to an individual getting older or in some cases–weight gain.
What do vagina skin tags look like? They usually surrond the vulva and protrude from the vulva as a small flimsy growth. They can be the same color or they might be a little bit darker. They often resemble a pimple in appearance. When you look at a skin tag close up on the vagina in which the skin tag has gotten larger you will notice that the skin tags often disfigure the opening.
Smaller skin tags may not be noticed during sexual intercourse, but larger barnacles or skin tags could become irritated. Skin tags are not contagious and a woman who has skin tags will probably not pass it on to her sexual partner. The complication occurs when the woman tries to have sexual intercourse if a skin tag is growing in the vaginal canal. It is advisable to let your partner know you have skin tags so he will take it easy on you. Other growths that can occur in this region are polyps, warts, and cysts.
After some women give birth they sometimes notice an increasing number of skin tags in the area of the vagina. Usually gynecologists are not overly concerned about skin tags. It is often unnecessary for a doctor to remove vaginal skin tags because unlike skin tags that grow elsewhere most skin tags are just an embarrassing growth. The methods used to remove the skin tag may be more painful than the growth itself such as surgical excursion. The reason they are not concerned is that skin tags are not cancerous, but a benign growth that is not as bad as other diseases such as hpv and herpes. They do, however, ask women who have them to make sure their size does not increase or that they change in color. They may remove the skin tag, on the other hand, if the skin tag becomes irritated to the point it is starting to swell. It is then you may have to visit the gynecologist and have him/her remove it.