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Genital Skin Tag?
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Genital Skin Tag?

About a week ago, I noticed a small (per 1/4 inch) growth in my groin area. It was sort of pointy in nature. the base was dark and the top was reddish in color. It is very uncomfortable because it gets irritated when I walk. My own research suggests that it is some sort of genital skin tag, but I'm not sure. Most of the pictures I have seen of genital skin tags seem a bit different. Should I be concerned? Should I have it removed? Will it go away?

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Dear Mark61360,

Thanks for writing in.

From your description, this could either be a skin tag/achrochordon or a wart. Both have a similar presentation but can be easily distinguished by an expert.

It would be great if you can share a picture so that I am in a better position to help you. I shall then suggest the best way forward.

Regarding the queries of treatment and whether it would go away, these can be addressed only when we definitively know what the exact problem is.

Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.

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Best Regards,
Dr. Gaurang Krishna
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