This year-old man presented with a very painful infection. There was a large abscess which was easily palpable with surrounding cellulitis. It clearly needed incision so he was admitted for this to be done under general anaesthetic. There was no obvious underlying cause, such as inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes. Following drainage, the abscess cavity required regular dressing but healed well. This man rather sheepishly requested help with the removal of this perianal lesion.
What Are Anal Skin Tags? Anal skin tags are excess skin folds that emerge around the anal opening. They are very common and can be related to a multitude of anorectal conditions, with hemorrhoids hemorrhoid skin tags and anal fissures sentinel tags being the most common causes. Sometimes what is thought to be a skin tag can be the wart of an HPV infection.
A skin tag is a noncancerous growth of excess skin. Skin tags that form around the anus or rectum are called anal skin tags. Anal skin tags are typically small, measuring a few millimeters or less.
The anus is the endpoint of the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract. It is where stool exits the body. A person may wish to better understand their symptoms by touching the anus and surrounding area. It is crucial to wash the hands before and after doing so to prevent the spread of bacteria. Anal fissures are small cuts or tears that occur in or on the anus.