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gemmalynn
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this isn't exactly sex-ed related, and i have a gyno appointment next month so i can ask then as well, but i'm wondering if anyone can help me in the meantime. i apologize in advance that this is probably waaaay too much information.

i was using a mirror to look at my vagina, and i noticed something strange with my anal region. right at the hole, there is, for lack of a better description, a "flap" of skin. it's small, and almost looks as if it is poking out but it is just sort of dangling. i did a bit of research online before posting, and i'm very certain that its not hemmroids, or a fissure or anything. its not painful, and its the same color as the surrounding skin.

can anyone possibly enlighten me as to what is wrong? thanks so much.

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Leabug
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It may be a skin tag, if it's skin colored. I have a few in my armpit where my bra rubs against my skin- they often form in the creases of the body. If that's what it is, it's easily removed via an in-office procedure similar to having a wart removed (ie, freezing it and cutting it off for example).

Otherwise, I have no idea what it may be- we can't really diagnose things over the net, especially since a) we aren't doctors and b) we can't see it ourselves. It's best to get it checked out by your doctor to make sure it's nothing serious.

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gemmalynn
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thank you for the quick reply - is a skin tag dangerous? it's not causing discomfort, so if removal isn't important i probably wouldn't bother with it.
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LilBlueSmurf
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No, skin tags are not dangerous. Removal of skin tags is mostly for cosmetic reasons and not due to any health reasons.

Make sure you ask your doctor about it. S/he may not mention it if they see it as no cause for concern (which is great, but doesn't answer your questions as to what it is and where it came from!)

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