Groin Skin Tags
Groin skin tags are growths of excess skin that appear in
the left or right groin (sometimes both), mostly in men. They
are distinguished from the genital
skin tags that appear on the penis, usually at the circumcision
line, and vaginal
skin tags, which grow in the genital area for women. The
occurrence of groin skin tags (and of course penile skin tags
too) is the cause of embarrassment for many men who have a
sex life. So men need to explain groin skin tags to their
partners as harmless growths
of excess skin. This is the problem of countless men of
different age categories and have has no connection to a man’s
race or his social/economical/religious background.
Causes of Groin Skin Tags
The exact causes that give rise to groin skin tags are not
known. The general idea that skin tags arise in places where
skin rubs against skin seems to be applicable to groin skin
tags that appear in the fold of the groin – the place
where the skin of the leg and that of the balder frequently
rub together. Still, other factors may be involved because
not all men develop groin skin tags. Some studies claim that
skin tags in the groin area are associated with diabetes and
a few other diseases. These findings still need to be verified.
Like other skin tags, those in the groins do not pose any
health risks. They are benign masses of excess skin, causing
only some irritation when subject to rubbing or friction.
In some cases, men having groin skin tags get worried about
them when these growths increase in size. In such cases, they
may be taken for genital warts which are contagious and may
be the precursors of cervical cancer. It is safe then to visit
a dermatologist and have the skin tags area examined. Even
when identified as skin tags, men would usually choose to
have them removed for general comfort in the respective area
and also to avoid embarrassment during or after sexual activity.
Removal of Groin Skin Tags
Groin skin tags can be removed easily and painlessly in a
physician’s office. If required, the patient is given
a little local anesthesia. The skin tags in the groin area
are them removed by surgical scissors. The tags may be removed
by ligation i.e. tying them up with a string around their
base so as to cut off their blood supply. This makes skin
tag removal easier and pain free. Many physicians now
use cryotherapy (freezing)
to remove skin tags by freezing the growths with liquid nitrogen.
This kills the cells of the groin skin tags and does not injure
the surrounding tissues. For larger skin tags in the groin
area, two or more visits to the doctor’s clinic for
tag treatment may be required.
Another very popular natural treatment is available to order
online called H-
Skin Tags. Visitors to Skin Tag Help have claimed
that this product has helped them eliminate skin tags from
home very quickly.