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Skin Tag Inner Thigh!!
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Skin Tag Inner Thigh!!

Hi doctor had protected vaginal sex 8 months back after few days had continuous itching in inner thigh and went saw a doctor who diagonised me with fungal infection gave a cream and it went away after few days..(my question here is if it was herpes and if it was will it go away using that fungal cream).. later formed a small skin tag after few days dont know whether it was from wearing tight pants to work from not washing them properly i got this infection or it was herpes or hpv.. Showed the skin tag to a doctor and he said its not a wart and just a skin tag,,this year i went to massage twice with happy endending on marh 10 and may 5th no intercourse ..may be slight genital contact which i was worried,, and 2 weeks back i developed another very small tiny growth like skin tag on my other inner thigh i got very anxious and pulled it and very little bleeding and it stopped went to the doc the next day and he again saw my old skin tag which came around october 2012 as nothing serious and the new skin tag since i pulled it off the doctor could n t see much and he told since i was very worried he froze both these spots and the old skin tag fell... i am very worried from reading online that if this skin tag issue is from hpv or hepres which i think i should i have got from the protected sex with csw 8 months back or from the massage.. i am very worried and dont know what to do.. i don t know whether i have contracted stds such as herpes or hpv from my exposures.... i am streching my penile shaft skin and looking for any problems but i can only see flat moles and some white raised spots even that the doctor said as some glands and nothing to worry as he was a gp i thought i will ask these question to you so you can help me.. thankyou.. i am also looking too much in my genital area and finding some black spots which i don t know was there before or i am just getting it now.. very worried please help.. no itching or any blisters..
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Welcome to the Forum. I'll be happy to comment.  I obviously cannot diagnose the lesions that you describe over the internet- direct examination and visual inspection is essential for that..  At the same time, everything that you have mentioned above suggests  that these are indeed skin tags and not warts/HPV.  They certainly are not herpes- there is nothing in your description which even vaguely suggests that they might be HSV.

The reason that I say that they are almost certainly skin tags are:
1.  The exposures you describe are very, very low risk for HPV.
2.  You were examined by a trained professional who made a clinical diagnosis of skin tags. differentiation between skin tags and warts is not difficult.
3.  The location of the lesions you describe, on your thigh are typical places for skin tags but would be a most unusual place for a wart.
4.  When persons have 1 skin tag, they commonly have others. I am not surprised you have had more than 1 lesions.

My advice to you is to not worry that these lesions might be warts- there is little to suggest that they are and much in your description that is consistent with skin tags.  Freezing them is the right thing to do to remove them.  In the meantime, I would also suggest that you stay off the internet because the information there is often misleading or incorrect.  I would also urge you to stop repeatedly examine yourself. If you had gotten an STD it would be obvious and would not need repeated, careful examinations to detect.

I hope my comments are helpful to you.  EWH
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doctor a last clarification

1) My skin tag was in my inner thigh close to my genitals  and first one came 8 months before.. sometime in october 2012 and second one just came two weeks back but on the opposite side and i pulled it off because of nervousness.. if it was a wart will it be like the same shape for 8 months with no pain and no growth..

2) these growths both in my inner thigh came like in 8 months gap between them and only 1 appeared at one time...

3) So since i din t have any sores i am free from herpes as you said but can a skin tag be a strain of hpv as it was mentioned online but my doctor told its not hpv.. what can be the reasons as i have no other skin tags in my body but just in my inner thighs and now since its treated (Frozen) will it come back in the same spot again..

4)and can i have regular sex with my girlfriend because of the second tag i am scared that i will give something to her...N all my stupid worries started after reading online too much for these 10 days which i will stop as u said..

THankyou once again for putting my mind at rest!! and I thank god for this genuine website!!
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Sorry forgot to ask this..

If i HAd herpes can i get symptoms even after years..and how long will it take for first symptoms to come.. as i read online skin contact is a cause and the massage girl and the csw genitala came in contact with mine.. because i am worried for my girlfriend we just started to go around...

and only after your confirmation i will decide with this relationship with her as she is starting to worry about my state..

thankyou!!
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As I said before, NOTHING about the lesions you describe, or the timing of its appearance suggests herpes- nothing al all.  Herpes leisons typically appear within two weeks of exposure/  EWH
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so i can have a happy relationship with my girlfriend without worrying about herpes and hpv..
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Pls answer one last time .. doc .. can i have a healthy relationship with my girl friend..
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There is no reason to be concerned about your relationship with your GF.  
This will end this thread.

EWH
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