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Miss New Booty

Sorry for any graphic descriptions ahead:

I have visited this thread many times. A little backstory on me: I'm 27yo single mom of 1, 110 lbs. When I was pregnant, I was blessed with hemorrhoids. They were THEE worst. I was assured by my doctor that they would go away. Well, they shrank, but left giant skin tags surrounding my rectum. My buttonhole literally looks like a flower, only it's not pretty at all. The tags are significant in size. One, closest to my vaginal area, is literally the size of a quarter. And it's not just a neat little tag either; it's folded around the curve of my butthole, so no matter how hard I tried the flossing/banding method, there was no way it was going to heal right even if it did work, but the stupid floss wouldn't stay on it for more than a night anyway. I've gone in and out of phases with dealing with the tags. I"ve had sex where I've worried about them being noticed, and it's so god-awful embarassing. And now that I'm entering a new relationship, with sex on the horizon, he's bound to notice that my backside isn't what a typical backside looks like. And not to toot my own horn (no pun intended), but I have a very full butt, and he loves that, so I mean...he's going to want to go exploring, you know? And the thing is, I WANT to be comfortable enough to let him. Not only that, but they are literally a pain in the arse to keep clean. They get irritated, they can cause itching...it's just a terrible problem to have, and I'm glad I found this board because it has made me feel better and given me hope.

ANYWAY. Tonight, I was examining everything, and I noticed a brand-new little tag popping up, almost from inside the rectum. It wasn't inside, but it was close. It was in a very tender spot. It was small and bright pink. And the sight of it flipped me into a rage. I gathered what supplies I had - brand new cuticle cutters, hydrogen peroxide, and gauze. And I cut that tag out. It was surrounded by other tags that are older and less sensitive, but for some reason, that little tag just pushed me over the edge. It pinched sharply for just a few seconds. And then it was gone. Almost like popping a big sensitive zit. I'm not afraid of blood at all, but the blood was bright red and there was quite a bit of it for such a small tag. I quit trying to absorb it with gauze and instead just hopped into the shower and cleaned the whole area, patted it dry with a clean towel, used gauze to put more hydrogen peroxide on it, and packed it with gauze, and it wasn't bleeding at all. Doesn't hurt a single bit right now, and I just did it ten minutes ago. I"m laying on my tummy to reduce blood flow. Tomorrow, I am going to get the Emla numbing stuff that someone mentioned, and some Neosporin, and I'm going to tackle the biggest tag. Once it's done, I know I will feel so liberated, so long as it is properly cared for and kept clean.

I am not a doctor - though I have been to one since this tag situation arose four years ago, and he a) made me feel SO embarrassed and b) told me that if I demanded surgery, it wouldn't be covered by insurance and I would be laid up for TWO to SIX WEEKS (like, literally unable to work). Um, no. So I tried everything: herbal treatments, ACV (which hurt and irritated the crap out of my skin around the tags - it's kinda hard not to let it have contact when it's between your friggin' BUTT CHEEKS - and even clear nail polish. None of them were strong enough for these very prominent skin tags. They might work on smaller ones, but for people like me, it seems like CAREFULLY cutting them off is a less painful, faster option. I wish you all the best of luck, and I'll keep you posted on my journey to hopefully a more normal-looking butt. Cheers!

So sick of this thing!!

I can't take it anymore!!! Hard to clean skin tag the size of a peanut has plagued my behind for over a year, I have spent the last couple days poring over forums on how to resolve this issue at home(DIY).. Friday I painfully put 3 small rubber bands(for very ends of hair) over the growth (doubled rubber bands).. Shooting pains!! Ouch!! Laid around miserably till I fell asleep, woke up and was not quite as uncomfortable when not moving, it's now Sunday afternoon and I attempted to numb area with an ice cube, apply Orange, use an art scalpel, and slice off, HECK NO was this happening today!! Got the heebee geebees, washed up area , actually removed two of the rubber bands, still have main one on, as I read from others I do think the pain is more the skin underneath and around the band . I am going to leave everything alone for now, will keep updating!

Anonymous

Has anyone tried using a skin tag removal medication -- cryotherapy? Like Verrukill or Compound W?

Anonymous

I have tried everything for my anal skin tag! I just recently bought tag away off of amazon to attempt do it yourself ligation a 3rd time. The first 2 times it was done with floss, and it was a disaster. 8 would highly recommend buying this instead of using the floss. It makes it much easier. Anyway, my boyfriend helped me get the band on there and for the first 2 days it hurt bad. On the 3rd day it turned black. Then the rubber band fell off.. Inot happy at all about that. The skin underneath is so flared up that I can't even put another rubber band on it. So I am resorting to tea tree oil now to hopefully keep killing the thing. It's still dark black but not dried up yet. Will keep updated in comments

Anonymous

I'm really at my wits end, after my pregnancy I have been left with what can only be described as a massive skin tag. My doctor shrugged it off and said wouldn't do anything. I tried to tie off with dental floss but it was agony and had to cut it off with great difficulty as it was so tight. I purchased the cone (medium to large) online with the band but despite this being large I couldn't get my skin tag into it. Even with help I wouldn't (not that I have asked anyone) I a single mum and recently met someone but I'm terrified of the prospect of taking things further as I know he will see/feel it. It is depressing me and stressing me and making me so self conscious. I have visions of me being alone the rest of my life because of the stupid ugly thing! HELP PLEASE!!

I did it! :D

This was probably one of the bravest things I have done in my life, but I am so glad I did it. I am 25 years old, and I have had two anal skin tags since I was like 15, it's so hard to clean, and it makes me so self conscious I hate it. I have asked severl doctors to remove it for me and they wouldn't, so I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I tried the tying it method, it didn't work. I tied it on the 22nd and left it for about 9 days, nothing was happening. The first 3 days it went a bit yellowish, but then the 4th day it went back to its normal pink colour, and it was just hanging there... And now with this annoying knot around it. (I used tea tree oil every day on the tag though, and I think that made the tag easier to cut). On the 10th day I decided I would just cut it. I purchased some Emla cream(this stuff is amazing!) you can purchase them at any pharmacy store. I used the cream and left it on for a good 45min. I had also asked the doctor to write me a prescription for Amoxicillin for a gum infection, and what I did was I opened up the capsules and poured the powder into a bottle. I couldn't cut the tag myself because it was too close to the anus, and I was afraid of cutting it too deep, or not deep enough, so I asked my mom to help me cut it. I started by cleaning the Emal cream from around the area with an alcohol swab, then I cleaned my scissor with an alcohol swab and gave it to my mom. When She cut the tag it bled a little, but the pain was bearable, thanks to the Emal cream I honestly didn't feel much. Once she cut it, she cleaned around the areas with an alcohol swab and poured my amoxicillin powder on a gauze pad, placed it on the area and used bandage tape to secure it. I took some naproxen after, slept for a couple hours and when I woke up, there really wasn't much pain. Today is the 2nd day, and my wound has already healed, the amoxicillin I used really helped with healing the wound fast :) Tomorrow I will be cutting the 2nd tag, since the first one has already healed so well I just want to get the 2nd one done and over with too. If you do decided to go ahead with cutting it, you will need a pair of sharp scissor, Emla cream, Alcohol swabs, gauze pads, bandage tape and Amoxicillin capsules which you can open up and use the power on the wound after you cut it. If you can't get a prescription for amoxicillin, you should get some Betadine instead, that will be helpful for cleaning the wound and preventing it from getting infected as well. I promised myself that if I did this and it was a success, I would share my story so that I can be of help to anyone else who has these horrible skin tags. To be truthful I was scared, and it took me several tries to finally cut it, every time I would prep everything and when it came time to cutting it, I would chicken out and sometimes drop a few tears lol. But honestly just do it, if you are thinking about it, it will be worth it. A little bit of pain, and you will be free from the tag forever. If you can get someone to help you, it will make it much easier and safer. I hope this was helpful to you you guys, and I wish you all the best! You

Skin Tags Suck

I have had an anal skin tag for years after a hemorrhoid healed incorrectly. I am a huge wuss about pain and would never do the dental floss method, plus I don't believe in having surgery unless it's really warranted, so I just take some extra fiber with my tea and eat lots of vegetables to keep my stool from getting too hard. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

Kiki

After reading this topic I wanted to report that I tried the tie off method on a skin tag and can report success. I used clean sewing cotton and some antiseptic cream - only pulled the thread tight enough that it couldnt slip off. I'm not sure exactly when it fell off but today, after 36 hours, it was gone.

ladyM

Hey..I got skint tag after giving birth. Had it like 5 years by now. Its really uncomfortable and ugly for me and i have planned to get rid of it for a long time but i was not sure because of the pain and complications. Also its wierd to talk about it to my boyfriend. he probably would not allow me to do such sick thing :D .. Anyway.. he went away for a week and i decided to do it - to try dental floss variant. I tied the floss yesterday evening and yes its uncomfortable but nothing unbearable. Same on the second day. If i feel less uncomfortable i retie it. Since its not possible to remove old floss i just leave it there and add new and thight one. About the shape - at first it was normal. In the morning it was a bit darker but not swollen. During the day it turned out to size of a pea and by the end of the day it went back to normal size. I tied it 2 times on second day. Now lets see what tomorrow brings :) Really hope it works and fall of before my BF will arrive :D

tagbander

hey guys! i've been reading everyone's posts on here for a while, trying to gather up the courage to band off a tag i've had since i was about 14 or 15. i'm 23 now, and i couldn't take it anymore - removing it is very overdue!

after doing some research, i purchased the tagband removal kit from amazon. i would definitely recommend it to anyone considering the banding off method, because they give you a bunch of extra bands, a really easy and effective tool to put them on, and the bands are designed for skin tags so they won't cut you like dental floss.

i started the process last night. i put on a band but didn't do it correctly (it's really quite difficult to maneuver down there at first) and the band got placed about midway (or even higher) on the tag. i tried to take it off, but i couldn't, so i just decided to put another tag on. that one got closer to the base, but not quite there. from reading these, i've gathered that the #1 most important thing to success is getting a tight band on the base. i couldn't get the second one off either, so i just decided to aim for the base with a third.

i got it on that time, much to my relief! i figured it would only help me to have extra bands on to really cut off any blood supply, so i left the other two alone and just triple checked that the third one was as far down and level with my normal skin as possible.

i'm going to be posting updates from now on, but here's how it's going so far:

day 1, 9:30pm : i applied the tags. i am not going to lie, the first 3 hours were pretty tough. the pain increased gradually to a very uncomfortable level. i felt myself starting to sweat, and i knew there was no way i was going to be able to sleep feeling like that! after about 3-4 hours, the pain level gradually went down to something annoying but totally manageable. i fell asleep and did not wake up at all during the night.

day 2. 10:30am: the next morning i woke up and it's at the same pain level - a little annoying, but completely bearable. i checked the tag and it looks like it has faded in color and shrunk in size a little bit, which means the cutoff is working! from what i can tell, the pain is mostly at the base.

i'll be posting updates in the comments. i read one other post here by someone who used this kit and it only took them 3 days, so i'm hoping for the same. it's tuesday, and i've got to return to work on thursday..

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