Anal Skin Tags

Anal skin tags are excess skin growths occurring at the anal opening. They are very common and are often found in connection with other anal conditions. People often mistake their skin tags for haemorrhoids which strictly speaking they are not. Haemorrhoids are however the commonest cause of skin tags. They are usually left over after a haemorrhoid which has become acutely swollen and tender gets better. Other causes of skin tags include anal fissure and occasionally Crohn’s disease

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
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