What causes skin tags? And what exactly are they? I know what they look like and everything, but are they just excess skin in one spot? Or some type of mole?
And no, sorry. I've never had that happen.
I have NO idea... I think like a type of mole.
my dermatologist said they are not moles just excess skin and while pregnant I got 2 on my eyelids but they decreased in size after I delivered my baby- weird!!
K, I just found this:
Where do skin tags occur?
Skin tags can occur almost anywhere there is skin. However, favorite areas for tags are the eyelids, neck, armpits, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), and groin folds. Tags are typically thought to occur in characteristic locations where skin rubs against skin or clothing.
Hormone elevations, such as those seen during pregnancy, may cause an increase in the formation of skin tags, as skin tags are more frequent in pregnant women. Tags may be easily removed during or after pregnancy.
Skin tags are a benign condition and not directly associated with any other major medical conditions, since tags are commonly found on healthy people.
strange.... I think I will definitely need to get this sucker removed. Now that I know it is there, it is going to bother me.
Are you sure it isn't a montgomery tubercle? - they are normal bumps that become more promenant during pregnancy and lactation
Ihave found quite a few little bumps on my areolas, they look like little moles or somethin. But I did find one spot right next to my nipple that looks like a skin tag. First I thought it was just a piece of dried skin, so I tried just flaking it off with my nail, but that thing isn't going anywhere. I have noticed though that it looks like it's getting smaller.
Quoting *melodie* TEAM PURPLE: