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Skin tag on areola of breast

By Anonymous September 16, 2013 - 9:13pm
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I have had what looks like a skin tag on my breast for as long as I can remember. I have been too nervous to tell anyone, or ask my doctor about it, but am thinking about asking the nurse at my University soon. I'm still nervous and embarrassed though. What exactly should I do say to her? And is something like this removable by a doctor or plastic surgeon of some type?

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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. You should not be embarrassed to let your doctor or 

nurse know about this.  Just let them know there is something in the skin that you 

would like for them to look at. You believe is skin tags.  

You are not the only one with this condition. 

Skin tags are very common but harmless, small, soft skin growths.

Skin tags occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.

One person may have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags.

Almost anyone may develop a skin tag at some point in their life.

Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags.

Obesity is associated with skin tags.

Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow.

Some people are just more prone to forming skin tags.

Treatments include freezing, tying off with a thread or suture, or cutting off.  




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