Hemorrhoids are anal blood vessels that are a normal part of your anatomy. They can be internal—blood vessels found in the moist tissue of the inner lining of the anus. They also can be external—blood vessels found under the skin just outside the anus. Hemorrhoids can become abnormal and problematic when they become dilated or engorged. Having abnormal hemorrhoids can be referred to as hemorrhoidal disease.
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Anal skin tags are excess pieces of skin at the external opening of the anal canal. They often occur as a result of another anal condition, such as haemorrhoids or an anal fissure. They commonly cause no problem to the patient, but can lead to symptoms related to difficulty keeping the perianal area clean, namely pruritis anal itch and soreness. They can also bleed and catch on clothes. Surgical treatment to remove perianal skin tags is usually performed as a day case, either under local or general anaesthetic. Prior to considering surgery, your specialist will ensure there is no other more serious underlying cause. Once skin tags are removed, the wound is either left open to heal over the course of a few weeks, or closed with sutures.
All Rights Reserved. Anyone can get anal skin tags. Women who are pregnant are a higher risk for skin tags because of the hormone fluctuations during pregnancy. There is some evidence to support the idea that skin tags may be hereditary.
Patients often present with the complaint of external hemorrhoids. They may be referring to soft tissue which is flesh colored, nontender and located outside of the anal canal. The tag is often the result of stretched skin which has covered a swollen hemorrhoid or blood clot which subsequently recedes or has been absorbed by the body, leaving behind an anal skin tag. Other times skin tags appear more firm and can be associated with a painful tear in the lining of the anal canal.