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So I have been on here many many of times! I have been attempting to remove my anal skin tag for over a year. After a failed attempt of the floss method which ended with an embarassing trip to the ER just to have the string cut off, not the actual tag (they wouldn't do it), I gave up for a few months... Accepting my fate that I would be stuck with a weird flap around my butt forever. It is about the size of a bean. That is until I did further research. I found a product called NEVI SKIN.

it said it could remove skin tags of any size off of any place on the body. Even sensitive places like the anus. It costs 40 dollars. I thought, why not. The reviews are good, it claims to use all natural ingredients. So I bought it. I used it today. Followed all the instructions to a T. it burnt like HELL. But only for a few moments. I left it on for 30 minutes, and then washed it off. My tag swelled 3 times the original size but swelling is said to be normal. It is also mostly black, there is some areas that didn't turn black on it so I will probably have to use the stuff again. It is starting to scan where it is black. I will update on what happens in the next few days or weeks when I see some results.


I want to share my success story because I understand the desperation of wanting to get rid of anal skin tags! A couple of years ago I had quite a few surgically removed, by laser. The result was awesome. But OMFG the pain. At least six months of agony. To be fair, I think one of my stitches trapped a nerve, but the pain was dreadful for months. A few weeks ago I had a slight reoccurrence of the problem, just one small tag. No way was I going back to my surgeon!! Here is what I did:

Purchased one pair of tissue scissors and a tube of tattoo anaesthetic gel from eBay. Assembled supplies: above plus a packet of gauze and a bottle of iodine. Washed the area. Applied the gel and left it for about 45 minutes. Wiped off gel and swabbed with iodine. Steeped scissors in boiling water. Then scissors in hand I positioned myself, awkwardly, above a red towel (????????), grabbed the offensive beast with fingers on my left hand and aimed the scissors about where I thought they should be. Tried employing a mirror but gave up. Began to close scissor blades. No pain at all until about half way through the cut. Then a bearable amount of pain set in. I just said to myself: just keep going keep going. You've started so you will finish. Kept up the pressure on the scissors and then suddenly it was all over. The piece of flesh had separated from me. A little bit of blood which I staunched with iodine soaked swabs. Pain about 3/10.

Bled slightly for an hour or so then I didn't need gauze any more. Slight oozing for maybe 6 hours. Pain only on squeezing pelvic floor.

That was 36 hours ago. I am now blood free, pain free and tag free (I did an awesome job if I say so myself!). Still keeping the area clean and applying a bit of antiseptic cream but there is no sign of injury (I just had my husband check!).

Yes it took courage but I've experienced the pain of a professional job and I'll never do that again. Be brave, get the right tools and keep it clean. I'm so glad I did it

Worst pain score: 3/10 for about 12 seconds

Overall pain score: 1/10

Satisfaction with the job: 10/10


I have been reading all your comments on here before I decided to try the floss method, mainly on impulse. It was a really painful experience for prolly a good 3-4 days BUT it was worth it in the end cause i managed to get rid of it!! I had a pretty big anal skin tag which covered my butthole and I've had it for like 4 years already but decided it has to go!! So one day, I decided to buy dental floss, an antiseptic cream (germolene) and tea tree oil to try and get rid of the tag myself. It's defo the craziest thing I have done in my life but I was willing to give it a shot. and like some of you, I didnt want to undergo surgery, have some doctors look up my ass and I think its too expensive a procedure for me, with no guarantee it wont hurt. Well, this experiment did hurt too, it was painful but i thought the pain was mainly cause my skin tag was right at the opening of my butthole and there are a lot of nerves there apparently so it was really sensitive. DAY 1: I tied a double knot with the floss as close to the base as possible. I did this twice (i.e. tied two strings of floss on). the first night it didnt really hurt, i could feel it was tight, there was a little discomfort but not really painful. DAY 2: it started to swell but still not as painful. the tag was sensitive to touch. and i had to be careful as to how i sat because my tag was big and sitting on it is really painful. DAY 3: I tied another round of floss around it as tight as i could. This time i could feel a sting. however, the pain was still bearable. DAY 4: pain was really excruciating. i couldnt sleep well maybe a few hours of sleep and I will wake up feeling the pain and soreness of my butthole but washing by butt often helped. using the antiseptic cream and tea tree oil also helped. but the pain was bad in that i have to be really careful as to how i sit and lie down cause its painful. walking was also painful. i could feel it starting to weep pus and blood and i had to regularly clean the area with the cream and tea tree oil. DAY 5 and 6 was the same. The pain was terrible but i think bearable, mainly i was determined to get rid of it and i couldnt afford the time or money to go see a doctor. I told myself, this will work out. Day 7. half the tag was whitish/grayish and dry. i think the tea tree oil applied everyday helped in the drying process. the pain has started to subside also. my butthole didnt feel as sore. Day 8-12. there wasnt really any pain anymore. the sore was almost entirely gone and i could feel the base where the floss is was a bit 'loose" but the tag is still hanging. by this time, about half the tag was black while the rest was grey/white. i couldnt feel the tag when i touched it, best way to know is to pinch the tag but be careful, the black part is like rotting skin/flesh so it does bleed but painless bleeding. tugging it lightly, i could feel a slight sensation at the base. However, it was obvious that this skin tag isnt about to drop out by itself although it was already rotting and I was getting a bit impatient and disguested by the fact that i have this period-smelling rotting tag on me. The next craziest thing i did was to purchase a very sharp cuticle scissors and on the 12th day, decided to snip it off. the first time i cut a really tiny part i could feel sth but it wasnt really painful at all i just could feel that i cut it and i was scared to be honest so i took some time before i decided to make it a fast one. when i finally got to quickly snipping the base off, to my surprise, i couldnt even feel anything. there was a bit of bleeding but the bleeding stopped like within a minute or less. there wasnt an open wound exactly because when i washed the wound, i didnt feel any stinging pain or any pain at all. i cant believe i actually did all of this but it was worth it. I almost chickened out and was planning to see a doctor already but thankfully i was busy with school and i decided to just wait it out a few more days.


You're all crazy my remedy is get insurance and go to the damn doctor. It's professionally done and you're not risking dying from lost of blood. There's no pain.


The nail clippers method is not exactly a walk in the park as suggested before.

1st try - EPIC FAIL

It took a good 30min to get a half decent grip, and I had a digital camera connected to the TV. I don't understand how some did it in the bathroom/shower. You don't have a lot of maneuvering room down there and you're milimiters away from cutting the wrong skin and potentially causing incontinence.

I tried the squeeze and hold method, but the pain for me was NOT discomfort. I felt it through the spine. I assume the previous poster didn't feel it so bad because she had most of it excised by a dr. previously and prob the nerve was cut/damaged already. So I just held my breath, squeezed as hard as I could, it hurt like hell for a sec, and... nothing. Someone posted before about cutting rubber-like. Maybe males have thicker skin, dunno (clippers was brand new).

So now the skin tag is 3 times in size, all red and irritated, and some minor bleeding (2 gauze pads) from the base where the clipper crushed the tissue.

2nd try

Waited 10 days for the skin to heal and yesterday tried again.

This time around it took 1 HOUR to get a grip, since the tag was 3 times bigger and couldn't fit it in the clipper (through the side even). Tip: put some spit on it to slide easier as iodine (betadine) makes it dry.

By now I'm tired, having cramps in my muscles (the position) and ready to call it off and try the string method, when somehow I managed to slide it in. I squeezed a bit and waited. It felt like a strong, long pinch, but not excruciating like before.

After about 3-5 minutes (NOT 30 sec) of holding still, it started to get white/bluish (assumed blood flow was cut) and didnt't feel a thing anymore, so I just pressed harder and harder, until I heard the clipper click, and it was gone.

Bleeding stopped after about 20 minutes. Used about 8 gauze pads (4× 2 times), kept pressure on and it was fine.

If you find a good colorectal surgeon you trust, I would pay the $250 or whatever and have it done properly. Mine was a shyster, so had to do it this way.

Disclaimer: Dont trust someone on the internet. This is not advise of any kind, I'm not a medical professional and dont know what I'm talking about.


Ugh! I too had this embarrassing problem! 29 year old female who once had a hemorrhoid that went away and left this nasty flap of skin behind. I went to 4 doctors none would remove the skin tag. They said "it will come back" or "its best to just leave those things alone." Finally a dermatologist agreed to cut it off and cauterize it. However 6 weeks later it looked worse! it looked there was just a chunk taken out of one large skin tag and it now appeared to be two small skin tags. I went back after 6 weeks and he said "sorry come back in 6 months and maybe we can do something. but I think you should leave it alone." Not to mention for 3 weeks after the dermatologist cut it off the area was extremely swollen.

Finally I took matters in my own hands.

I ordered surgical scissors online. I used alcohol to sanitize, LOTS of gauze,and betadine to prep the area. I used nothing for numbing. I was so desperate I didn't even care. And with a few snips I chopped the darn thing off. I did kind of the squeeze and hold method described by someone who use nail clippers. Where I snipped to where it hurt then let it go numb then snipped a little deeper. I put Neosporin on it. Will let you know how it heals!


About two months ago I started to have a really painful area around my anus and I would bleed profusely when using the bathroom or wiping, which only got worse with time. I'm a healthy 30 y/o male who lifts/exercises at least 5x a week so didn't think much of it (I had never heard of a skin tag before), and just assumed it was a hemorrhoid. However, after using Prep-H for two weeks and it only getting worse I decided it had to be something else.

Thankfully I stumbled upon this site during one of my more painful bathroom experiences, and hearing that other people have the same issue has somehow made it a lot more tolerable. I decided to do the "cut it off" method and wanted to share my results.

What I did:

I couldn't handle the pain or annoyance anymore, came home after work and after sanitizing both the area and a pair of cuticle scissors, began cutting away. As an FYI, I didn't use any numbing agents or ice, which I would recommend to anyone trying this.

Pain level:

At first, just a slight pinch as I got at the top skin. Towards the base, almost unbearable, which led to me stop after removing ~50\\% of the tag.

Blood level:

My bathroom floor had a significant amount of blood, as did my legs as it ran down. I took a very hot and very thorough shower after, and blood level went down quickly throughout the night. I also poured Purell on a tissue and dabbed the spot with it to ensure cleanliness.


The first BM I had afterwards was glorious. Hardly any pain, and I felt like I had just changed my life. However, 3 days later it is still very very tender and leaking a little bit of blood, which has led to the awkward solution of having to place a cotton ball on what remains of the tag, and walking around/sitting in the office with that so it doesn't bleed through my pants. I have an already scheduled Dr. appointment this week, so plan on bringing it up in that appointment and seeing if the doc can maybe just snip the rest off.

Sharing these stories is great - I had no idea other people were out there going through the same painful/embarrassing things I was, so thanks so much and hopefully my story helps someone too.

Not brave

Hello all. I feel mentally wrecked and physically at the end of my tether. I am on day 2 of this anal skin tag removal with dental floss epic adventure. And I could cry and I wish I had not started this. I can't see the end. Please someone tell me their success stories to keep me motivated.

The pain/discomfort is draining yet I can't stop as there is virtually no way of removing the tape that is attached to the skin tag. How long does it take for the pain to stop and the "thing" to fall off.


You guys are crazy. I don't know how ya'll actually get down to doing it. I've had a tag for.. umm let's say 20 years ? It doesn't hurt and the only time I think about it is when I think about getting married and the eventual.. sex with the husband.. so yeah... but I'm too scared to try cutting it off myself or some such.


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.

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