Skin tags are raised areas or bumps on the outer surface of the skin. Anal skin tags are common and while they might be sensitive, itchy, cause some discomfort, and make keeping clean more challenging, they are not usually painful. It can be distressing to find a lump or a bump in the perianal area or to have symptoms such as itching, but skin tags are benign not cancerous and typically small sometimes only a few millimeters. Skin tags may be caused by blood vessels in the anal area swelling under the skin and then reducing again.
Anal Health Care Basics
Anal Skin Tag Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
How Are Anal Skin Tags Identified and Removed?
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements.
Anal Skin Tags. Anal skin tags are excess skin growths occurring at the anal opening. They are very common and are often found in connection with other anal conditions. People often mistake their skin tags for haemorrhoids which strictly speaking they are not. Haemorrhoids are however the commonest cause of skin tags.