News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Dermatology Answers List

Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Wondering about this long piece of skin between my buttocks?


 kshnoj31 - Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:06 am

There has been this piece of extra skin between my butt for as long as I can remember (I only first noticed it in my teens) It doesn't hurt unless while I'm bathing, I rub around it too hard. It starts at the top of the fold and down to near the anus. If I remember correctly, I don't think it wasn't that long of length as in my teens. However, it doesn't appear to growing now. What could it possibly be? Its only bothers me because it seems odd in that place...
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:07 am

User avatar Hi,
It is most likely to be an acrochordon (fibroepithelial polyp, skin tag). This usually starts as a tiny skin tag and in areas where there is friction(such as skin folds-the intertriginous areas), they start to elongate over the course of months or even years.

Starting as sessile lesions, the gradually assume a pedunculated appearance.In some instances, their summit may even become large (mushroom-like). Due to friction, the overlying skin may ulcerate, leading to infection, or bleeding.

However, you must consult your doctor who will be able to examine the lesion and come to a definitive diagnosis. There is generally no need for any specific treatment unless,
- it is causing pain or discomfort,
- has ulcerated or has bled, or
- for cosmetic reasons.
Treatment is simple excision.
Best wishes!

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here