Skin tags, go by many names including: acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, papilloma coli, soft fibroma, and even a Templeton skin tag. Skin tags are small tags of skin which may have a peduncle (stalk) - they look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin.
They can appear anywhere on the surface of the body, but most typically exist in areas where skin may rub against skin, such as the:
- Axillae (armpits)
- Under the breasts
- Upper chest
Skin tags are invariably benign - non cancerous - tumors of the skin which cause no symptoms, unless it is repeatedly rubbed or scratched, as may happen with clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. Very large skin tags may burst under pressure.
Contact Dr. Heather Roberts for further information.