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Question: "skin tags" in vaginal opening


 sgodzisz - Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:44 pm

first question:
i have a few(3 max) extra pieces of skin that stick out around my vaginal opening. im not sure why or what they are exactly or how to get rid of them. the pieces of skin don't seem to have any feeling in them and ive had them for as long as i can recall so they don't seem to be anything to worry about....but they are quite unappealing. i have yet to go to a gynecologist or even my fam doc about this...but i plan on making an appt. in the mean time could someone tell me what they are and if its possible to have them removed.
second question:
somewhat related to the last question... recently the opening of my vagina has been slightly itchy, raw to the touch, red and there appear to be more of these bits of extra skin. im sexual active and i know it cannot be anything related to an std. is this some kind of infection? should i be worried?
any advice/help would be much appreciate. thanks
 Stephanie - Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:03 am

I too have skin tags there. I asked my Gyn doctor and she said they can be removed. Some times they get infected and hurt, but taking a bath and soaking helps with the pain. Look up skin tags in the net and you will find all you need to know. Good luck

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