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Removal of Skin Tags on Labia Minora and Majora During Pregnancy

Groin Growths Removal at Home

By Halle BosePublished about a year ago 3 min read
Removal of Skin Tags on Labia Minora and Majora During Pregnancy
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There are several ways of treating skin tags effectively. However the method you choose will depend on your budget, the time you have available for recovery and other factors.

You should make certain that what you are seeing are actually skin tags before you choose a method of treatment. Polyps can resemble skin tags. Areas of warm, raised skin may also be due to other factors.

What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags are small, benign growths that usually appear on the neck, armpits, groin, and other areas of the body where skin rubs against skin or clothing. While the exact cause of skin tags is not fully understood, they are believed to occur due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

One possible cause of skin tags is friction or rubbing of the skin. This can occur in areas where skin folds or creases, or where clothing or jewelry constantly rub against the skin. Skin tags may also develop in areas where there is increased moisture, such as the groin or underarms.

Hormonal changes may also contribute to the development of skin tags. Pregnant women and individuals with certain hormonal conditions, such as acromegaly, may be more prone to developing skin tags.

Genetics may also play a role in the development of skin tags. Some people may be more genetically predisposed to developing skin tags, and they may run in families.

Squamous cancer also looks like skin tags on rare occasions. Some people may also see other growths such as warts in these areas. Certain viruses, such as the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause warts to grow around the genital area as well.

Pregnant Women and Skin Tag Growth

Skin tags usually grow on skin that is located on parts of the body that are relatively dry. They can make movement uncomfortable while you are playing sports or doing regular activities. For example, the vagina and labia are not areas that typically give problems.

However this does not mean that they are never affected by skin tags.Tags in these areas may be irritated during a hot shower. Women can have skin tags on both the labia minor and labia majora.

Skin Tag Removal at Home

The method that is used to effectively remove a skin tag often depends on its size. Extremely tiny skin tags can often be removed in a doctor’s office within a few minutes. These heal quickly but you should be careful when bathing even after such a quick procedure.

Some people even choose to remove tiny skin tags at home themselves by using a pair of scissors that they have cleaned with alcohol or an antiseptic. They usually apply a Q-tip soaked in alcohol to the area and keep it there until any bleeding has stopped.

You could also use salicylic acid like this or other OTC treatments to remove skin tags at home.

Moderate skin tags that occur during pregnancy can usually be easily removed with over the counter treatments. These are usually in a liquid form and have to be applied daily. Most skin tags that are treated using this method fall off within a few days.

You will find that most natural skin tag removers have been tested in clinical trials and have been found to be effective. However this does not mean that all of them work in the same way. This means that if you have tried a remover in the past and it did not work for you, you should never think that all of the brands that are out there function in the same way.

Check the active ingredients to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients and always test the substance on a small area of your skin before applying it to several tags on your labia.

Removing large skin tags on the labia during pregnancy usually causes a little more bleeding. For this reason you should have this done in a dermatologist’s office. Large skin tags on the labia can be removed by freezing. This is an effective means of getting rid of skin tags and can be used on different areas of the body.

Vaginal and labial skin tags are in sensitive areas and should be removed as quickly as possible if they frequently become irritated or cause pain. Like other skin tags, there is always a risk of having them twist or even come off at a time when you cannot properly stop the bleeding. If a growth is not causing any issues, obstetricians may sometimes discuss the option of waiting. In this case, some gynecologists excise skin tags on the labia right after delivery.


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