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Before I tell you in detail about my journey to remove my Anal skin - 1st let me address anyone that like me has done the tying off method, only to be in so much pain you want to Cut the thread, but can't because its too tight to get to - so you're on here looking for answers to keep from embarassing trip to ER. Lol - yes I've been there. Don't go to ER until you do ALL 5 of the following: 1) take Ibuprofen 600 - 800mg (3-4 of over the counter pills) 3 to 4 times in 24 hour time. 2) do a SITZ bath in warm water, sitting in it for 15-20 min 2x a day or more depending on the pain (will feel SO much relief) 3) use Dial antibacterial non scented hand soap to clean around thread using your hands while in SITZ bath 4) clean area around the thread with PEROXIDE to avoid infection 5) now apply Neosporin. You should feel significant decrease in pain & shrinkage by the next day, provided its not infected already prior to trying this. Continue all 5 steps everyday until the thread loosens up for you to cut it off. If it hasn't worked after 1 day, it might be infected - so go to ER. For most, it's just extremely swollen, so the Ibuprofen helps with the pain & alleviates the swelling. The Warm SITZ bath also provides same but more instantly & helps loosen thread.

Now for newbies trying method, this method works - may take few weeks, if you correctly prevent infection from the start. 1st) anytime you touch the area, do so with freshly cleaned hands & butt using dial antibacterial non scented. 2nd) Before you tie anything to your butt, you HAVE to STERALIZE the thread/ floss allowing it to sit in rubbing alcohol for at least 20 min. 3) best position I found to tie it tightly is, to grab it from between my legs, while bending over in front of full mirror. 4) after you tie string, clean area around the string with cotton ball soaked with Peroxide to prevent infection (this is key few times a day) 5) Neosporin should only be applied after using Peroxide - most people use only Neosporin but its doesnt prevent infection like Peroxide so the combo is a MUST! 6) anytime you have to crap or move bowels, use wipes and follow up with step 4 & 5 each time. 7) you will feel discomfort but if it swells where the pain gets intense take ibuprofen 600 -800 mg. Takes about few days to few weeks - mine took few weeks, which brings me to my journey if you still want to know. Lol

After my initial tie, I had discomfort - not throbbing pain. But I though maybe it want tight enough on the 2nd day, & added another on top of the 1 already there. Here's where the problems started. By the next day the pain was so intense, & my butt tag swelled up to 4 times its size - I felt like I had a tiny penis lmao. But since it was a dark purple & it was hurting, I thought it was fine based on what I read on this site with this supposedly being sign its working. Later realized the purple color was from swelling, not the thread working. Pain became so intense, I came back on these sites to find out what to do - going to ER was a last resort. Then realized no one really described a solution to this problem, which is why I listed it 1st. Lol. When you're in pain it helps having answer right in your face vs reading through long responses like this & still having no answer. Anyway once I figured out SITZ & Ibuprofen should have been done at 1st sign of pain - skin tag may not have swollen so big putting me in excruciating pain. Took a day of IBuprofen to relieve pain entirely. The next day I stopped & pain came back & no more progress on shrinking the swelling. So started taking pills again & progress again. Even if you stop feeling pain, keep taking the pills until the swelling is gone, may need less frequently like 2x a day but don't stop. After a week & a half I could cut off string. Later to find out retying thread on top of the other may have been problem, as it was in diff spots. I tried again a month later using my newbies steps described above, making sure to retie in EXACT same spot as 1st thread, and this time experience was fine. Hope this helps.

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Just an FYI for people following this advice...peroxide doesn't fight infection. There have been studies done about it. In fact, it causes cellular damage and increases the likely hood of slowing the healing of a wound and/or causing scars. Neosporin fights infection. Don't use peroxide first!
Google it. the research is not hard to find.


Thank you for describing your experience! I followed your advise and it worked perfectly!! Just make sure to keep the area clean and disinfected throughout. After about 10 days or so the olive sized anal tag I had fell off.

I had decided to take this approach to removing my anal tag after having visited Dr. Otchy in Northern Virginia and the horrible service or lack thereof that he provided and $2,500 he wanted to charge me to have it removed. If you want to have an anal tag removed by a doctor DO NOT waste your time with Dr. Otchy's practice as they only care about making money and not quality service! I had many post visit questions and concerns in regards to the surgical procedures that were suggested but Dr. Otchy never cared to respond to them. He just wanted me to come in and have the surgery without me having my questions and concerns addressed! What professional does that?!

Follow the steps outlined here by 'UrWelcome' and you'll be just fine. The pain is tolerable and within 10 days to 2 weeks you'll be glad you did it. Just always keep the area clean and disinfected and you'll be fine!




I tried the same method you described. Being a nurse, I often opt for my own remedies to save a trip to the doctor. Cleanliness is imperative! That said, it is very important to use UNWAXED dental floss! I used what I had, which was waxed, and the knot slipped over time. The tag became monstrous and swollen to 5 times it size. It hurt all the time. Being on my waistline, it was difficult to wear my nursing scrubs, but I did. Finally, I had my husband take a sterile surgical scalpel and cut it off. Let me tell you, it bled so much my room looked like a murder scene! We applied pressure for a very long time and tried some home remedy styptic powder like cornstarch. That was a mess and didn't work, but the pressure eventually did. I refused to go to the ER and be chastised by a doctor for trying it at home. I probably won't be using that method again for the family of skin tags growing at my bra line. But I will try the apple cider vinegar (acetic acid used in clinics) and tea tree oil.


For anyone wanting to follow these directions go for it, but DO NOT TAKE 3-4 IBUPROFEN 600-800 MG 3-4 TIMES IN A 24HR PERIOD OR EVER. This will cause you severe damage to your internal organs like you liver or kidneys; not to mentions the Stomach pains you will get and the damage to your stomach. One pill should suffice. Just because the recommended dose is not working that does not mean take more. If it is not working then it is not a strong enough medication. Please be careful and cautious.

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