Many people become concerned about anal skin tags because of the inconvenience they can cause, which may include difficulty with cleaning, hygiene, or comfort. Others express concern about the cosmetic appearance of these anal tags, which may impair intimate moments or decrease the desire for sex.
The good news is that anal skin tags are treatable! Often times, people confuse anal skin tags or anal tags with hemorrhoids. Anal skin tags may or may not have an associated external hemorrhoidal component to them, however, this can only be diagnosed after an appropriate physical exam.
It is also important to keep in mind that not all anal skin tags are benign and the surgical excision of an anal skin tag that may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s Disease may lead to a wound that may not heal post operatively. Therefore, it is important that a specialist that has expertise in the surgical and non surgical treatment of anal skin tags evaluates you first prior to your treatment.
Most patients have many reasons to remove their anal skin tags, which may be why so many online resources are dedicated to these unwanted features: their prevalence, their presentation, and their treatment. As one article recently put it:
Although anal skin tags are not a risk to health, they may cause problems in maintaining cleanliness after using the toilet. Skin tags may also trap moisture and cause irritation. They may also become irritated through contact (rubbing) with clothing or the movement associated with sitting.
The Los Angeles and Orange County Proctology Institute specializes in the best options for the treatment and removal of anal skin tags with our minimally invasive surgical and non surgical techniques. Whether your concerns are medical, cosmetic, or personal, we give every patient a complete diagnostic workup before recommending a course of action.
Anal skin tag removal surgery is a fast and safe procedure with a fairly mild recovery time, meaning you can typically return to your regular life in a matter of days.
To learn more, please contact the best proctologic surgeon in Los Angeles today.