So two three weeks ago I decided to tie my skin tag off with dental floss it was pretty long 3/4 inch maybe. I tied the tip because I couldn't get close enough to the base, however it took forever to see changes and just kept getting bigger and it was so, so painful. I couldn't sit it swelled up to a small grape. I decided it wasn't going to die after 4 days of having it because there was no color change and the string was already too wedged in there to even cut off. Avoiding the doctor I tied another floss this time closer to the base. OMG it hurt so bad, those 5 days of my life was the most painful thing I have ever experienced taking off the extra week of pain when I tried to cut it off because it was just too much. I only cut less than half of it and had to stop from the severe bleeding and pain.(also minor bleeding prior to cutting from the dental floss alone) Eventually I went to the doctors, it took another week and it was hell, I felt like every time my bowel move or I needed to pass gas someone was giving me and extremely painful wedgie. So after three weeks my tag stopped hurting as much but was still sore, I had to take a week off work because I couldn't walk, sit, or do anything.I went to the doctors, they sent me to the ER, then finally, I went to a colorectal place and they removed it. Had me on jack position, my face of the chair and my ass on the air. She numbed me by injecting me and that was honestly very painful I wasn't completely numb when she cut it off and it hurt but just for a quick four seconds or so. This happened today and honestly it wasn't that bad the pain has subsided and I feel way better that before and I now have a smooth bottom. And also it did bleed a little bit when she cut it off but not a lot. When I cut it it bled like crazy.
Took forever to get the rubber band around it. I wasn't able to get the whole base of the tag but its around the tip and most of the tag and it's pretty tight. It's been 24 hours and it hasn't shrunk but there is a color difference. I'm wondering if I should try to move the rubber and further back to the base. A little scare since the first two hours were painful but I do want the thing gone!
Hi i'v just tyed 2 of mine off with black cotton. I'v had them on my arse hole 4 over 7 years. Went 2 two doctors they wudnt do anything. I did 1 at a time. First 1 hurt like mad 4 the first 2 days. It swelled up went purple then black an shrivelled up. Bc it got smaller each day I tyed new Cotton realy tight over the other Cotton. After 4 days it was like a rasin was totally dead, didn't have any felling at all. So I cut it off with new scissors. Didn't feel a thing. I kept it very clean threw this whole process. Evan after they had gone. Second 1 died after 2 days an cut that off. My bum now feels great lol ;). Years of feeling down about it now I can wipe my arse all I want with no dangling ugly skin tags. 1 week it took me 2 get rid of both of the nasty things.
I have begun my journey of anal tag ligation with dental floss. I am currently on my third day. This is what has been going on so far...
Day 1 : tag swelled up a few hours after tying it off and very pink in color. Minimal discomfort
Day 2: tag still swollen and pink, very tender to the touch.
Day 3: tag still swollen, paler in color but still punk. Very tender to touch.
The hardest part is keeping it very clean. After a BM I have been showering and then cleaning with witch hazel or peroxide. I have been switching it up. At night I have been soaking it with tea tree oil on a cotton ball an removing it before bed.
I recommend starting on a Friday night if you have off on Saturday and Sunday that way you can be home and keep it very clean after using the bathroom.
I will keep you posted on my symptoms and hopefully a success!
I've read a lot of comments on here and there are many good ideas. I've suffered with an anal skin tag since I was a teenager, for about 14 years now! It really gets me down. I've been to the doctors about it and seen 3 different doctors to see if they can remove it on the NHS but was told it was 'cosmetic' and would set me back £1000! So I am considering a home remedy. It's about the size of a small grape, so the base of it is a little thick, probably about 1cm? this is what is worrying me. Advice appreciated!!! -L
well i guess im just like everyone else on here. got an anal skin tag, its not fun at all. it makes sex kind of awkward because you dont want your partner to be turned off by it. i decided to go with the tie off method. this is day 1. it does hurt and is quite uncomfortable but i am hoping for it to be like the success stories on here and not the tragedies. i am hoping to see it gone in 5 days. wish me luck. will keep updated.
I noticed that I was developing a bump of some kind right by my anus a couple of weeks ago. It grew to a little less than a quarter inch in size. It was very soft and loose, just like a skin tag I had a couple of years ago on my buttocks. I tied a piece of dental floss around it, but unlike my previous experience, it did not turn color and fall off after 6 days. I finally snipped it off with a pair of sterilized toenail clippers. Just felt a little pinch and that was it. The floss was still tied to the base of it. The was no blood initially; I just checked the cotton pad and it did bleed out a little tiny bit. But what a relief to finally have it off of me.
Alright guys, i'm so happy to have found this page. I have had a anal skin tag for about a year and half now. I felt so embarrassed and didn't know how to get rid of it. So I googled it and found this page and read that I was not the only one with this horrific thing. I see that a lot of you have been using the floss or thread method. I was such a wimp and didn't want to do it, but I thought to myself, do I want to suffer for 5 days/1 week or have this thing for the rest of my life? I finally built up the courage to do it. (Don't worry, for those of you who are scared because I was too!)
So I bought peroxide, dental floss, and some numbing cream. Last night, I took a shower, got a cotton ball and soaked it in peroxide and cleaned the tag and the floss. After an hour of trying to tie all of it (it was the size of like a M&M) I finally got it. I pulled until it stung a little. Cleaned it again with peroxide and fell asleep on my stomach, so I can avoid it sliding off or becoming irrated. I woke up and it stung a little,(like a strong pinch) so far it doesn't feel excruciating like some have experienced. It did however, swell up to like a bean size, but I'm not too worried. I'm determined to get rid of this crap. Hopefully it stays tolerable. I will for sure keep you guys updated to let you know how it's going , for those who are wanting to try it! Day 1
OK everyone! I have been on this page MANY times, secretly in the middle of the night exploring all your home remedies for the embarrassing anal skin tag. Let me give you some background into mine. So basically I have no idea how mine ever came about, I assume it could be that in my early teens I took quite a few laxatives to help with weight loss and perhaps all the crapping and wiping- and eventual constipation, lead to the ugly devil appearing, i'm older now I have learnt my lesson, and am now VERY conscious about my appropriate fibre intake.
However, none of this pertains to how I rid myself of this nasty curse upon my rear. I tried the tying off method so many times you'd actually laugh, and think why wouldn't you give up if just DOES NOT WORK, one time my tying experiment ended with my skin tag swelling up and becoming purple- what I thought was a good indication it was finally working- but alas I was wrong, it developed a blister and popped (grossssss) and I ended up going to an endoscopy day surgery clinic and forked out $250 dollars to have it removed under sedation (at the time I was so excited, why I hadn't I just done this to begin with!!!!! I was in zero pain and someone else was removing it for me!) but....the little bugger was not completely removed, what remained from what was once the size of a large pea, was now something that was maybe the size of a lentil. Still very evident, but so damn small I could not do the tying method any longer- although I still tried, it always ended up with it turning purple, me being extremely excited thinking the sucker was dying, only to wake up the next day with the thread having fallen off and me ending up with a sore tooshie.
I went back to the doc, but he refused to remove what was left, stating, it will just come back after pregnancy and I should just wait till then to do anything about it. No one is going to impregnate me with this hideous scumbag desecrating my once perfect derier!!!!
So I finally took things into my own hands and got down to serious business. And now I'm hear to tell you what to do.
You're gonna need gauze, lots of gauze, betadine and neosporin, disinfectant (alcohol)- and brand new nail clippers (depending on how big your skin tag is, you want ones that'll cover the whole tag, make sure they're new! Take some panadol beforehand and if you have emla cream (numbing cream) put that on the tag 20-30 mins before you begin (it won't stop the pain but it might numb it a bit)
This hurts wayyyyy less than tying off method and I wish I had done it long before, it makes you a bit queezy because there ends up being a lot of blood, plus you cut away your actual skin, but mind over matter, kill the little sob!!!
So first off i showered and cleaned the area with soap, I put some emla cream over the tag and covered it with cling wrap for half an hour max. I then swiped some rubbing alcohol over the tag to clean off the cream and doused the tag in betadine. I got my brand new clippers and soaked them in the alcohol. The next bit was really scary but go slow and you'll be right.
Grab the tag with the clippers, squeeze the clippers only a tiny bit until you feel pain or discomfort, then hold your grip and stop squeezing any more, wait until the pain eventually disapears, this will happen within 30 seconds to a minute, once the pain has numbed, squeeze a bit more till you feel pain again, then hold your grip and stop squeezing and wait for the pain to disapear. Continue doing the 'squeeze and hold' until the clippers' blades are touching, then squeeze hard and clip the sucker right off. There will be blood and you might not get a clean clip, you might have to got back and clip a bit more- but the pain feels more like discomfort than pain and NOTHING compared to the tying off method. Once the tag is clipped put some gauze over the wound immediately to help the blood clot. Wait a minute or two, then remove the gauze and try and clean up any smeared blood with the alcohol, apply betadine or neosporin on the wound and apply clean gauze.
Check the area every couple of hours and don't shower again until 24 hours later so that the area clots. Change gauze regularly and when necessary. After 24 hours feel free to soak the area in Salt water to help it heal faster and avoid infection. This part of the body heals very quickly and you'll find it looking close to normal within a week.
When taking a dump, use wet wipes instead of toilet paper and then clean the area, with salt water if possible, or just wish luke warm water, reapply neosporin after each toilet trip, and new gauze. (If you don't have access to neosporin use betadine)
Alright kids!!! I hope that helps, it's helped me, after at least a four year battle I am officially tag free and I swear to you, if It ever appears again I will be doing this every time. Good luck!! And be safe!
I read somewhere else that instead of the 'string' method, you can try twisting the skin tag and just use medical tape to keep it twisted and also keep blood out of the tag itself. I think I am gonna give this one a try but wanted to see if anyone has tried it before?
It just seems the string method has more downsides since you can cut yourself and also it's harder to tie it all the way to the bottom, but twisting it probably can get a good hold of the very base of it.
I will get some medical tape, antiseptic and pain number and give this a try.