A skin tag, medically known as an acrochordon, is a small, flesh-colored benign growth on the skin. The growth is often attached to the underlying skin by a stalk. Skin tags occur in almost everyone and are seen most often on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under the breasts.
Signs and symptoms include a small growth of normal skin or darkening of the skin that may bleed when irritated. Most are very small and have a diameter of 2-5 mm, but in certain conditions, they may grow larger.
Cause of skin tags
The exact cause of skin tags is unknown. Obesity seems to be a risk factor for the development of skin tags, but they are also found in non-obese people.
Other skin tag symptoms and signs
- Bleeding When Irritated
- Small, Flesh-Colored Skin Growth
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