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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.


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!

bum clear :)

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.

Day by day

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.

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