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Anal Tags

Anal Tag Removal is a fast & Painless procedure

Anal tags are very common in people of all ages. They are non-cancerous loose folds of skin that occur at the surface of the anus.

While anal tags are completely benign and don’t pose any health complications, they can cause discomfort to people who have them. At Huntington Colorectal Surgeons, our team of experienced colorectal doctors can resect anal tags in a quick and pain-free procedure.

When you’re seeking assistance with anal tags, Pasadena‘s Huntington Colorectal Surgeons is prepared. Contact us to learn more about the treatment.

Diagnosing skin tags

While most skin tags are harmless, sometimes they are signs of underlying conditions like rectal cancer. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive rectal exam and if needed, suggest a sigmoidoscopy or anoscopy to rule out any dangerous conditions.

Why are anal
tags formed?

Skin tags near the anus form when a blood vessel in the anus gets enlarged and inflamed. This type of swelling in the anal blood vessels usually occurs due to several reasons, such as:

  • Extreme pressure was applied during a bowel movement
  • The intense strain on the anal muscles during anal intercourse
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Heavy lifting or strength training that causes blood vessel tears or bruising in the anus
  • Hemorrhoids

Anal tags are typically much looser in laxity compared to skin tags in other regions of the body. This is because the anal muscles contract and relax frequently to facilitate bowel movement.

Additionally, anal tags can pose a cosmetic problem. Many men and women feel self-conscious when they have anal tags and this affects their ability to be intimate with partners. By getting the anal tag removed, you can regain your self-confidence and get back your quality of life.

This is where Dr. Howard Kaufman, Dr. Gabriel Akopian, and Dr. Juliane Golan can help. They are Pasadena’s leading colorectal surgeons, with a premier academic pedigree. Our medical practice is reputed in the San Gabriel Valley for its state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive, and patient-friendly colorectal treatment practices.

We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, analyze the anal tags in Pasadena, and create a customized treatment plan to resect the anal tags. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Removing anal tags

After administering local anesthesia, our surgeons will clean the treatment site with anti-bacterial solutions. Then, they will cut the skin tag from the anus. Medical-grade sutures are used to stitch the minute tears that arise as a result of the resection.

Usually, we allow the resected tag to heal before we tackle another one. This is why you may need to come in for multiple sessions if you have more than one anal tag.

Recovering from anal tags

The downtime after anal tag removal is minimal. You should rest and avoid lifting heavy things or straining yourself after the procedure. Soft foods, increased fiber intake, and laxatives may make bowel movements easier after your procedure. Our surgeons will discuss what options are best for you prior to your procedure. 

If you have any questions, feel free to speak to our Pasadena colorectal surgeons. 


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