Dangers of Skin Tags, Moles and Warts
Are there dangers? What are they?
Although they are much like a tumor, as both are
growths, because they are benign, in most cases they carry no real
risk. In some cases skin tags may be come regularly irritated, if,
for example, they are found around the collar or belt line. In most
situations, skin tags pose no more than simply cosmetic problems.
If you suffer from cosmetic issues regarding your skin tag, find
it being irritated often, or have worries or concerns, you may want
to consider having it removed. It is what common to have skin tags
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Causing trauma to a mole can cause it to become
malignant. You should never wax or remove hair protruding from a
mole as this will traumatize it. Never try to cut off, or scratch
off a mole. If you find that moles you have had your whole life
start to discolor or change in shape and size they should be removed,
or at least checked by a doctor, as they may be cancerous.
If you have more than 50 moles on your body, or have a family history
of melanoma, you may be at greater risk.
|Mole Risk Factors
Compare one half
of the mole to the other half. If they are not symmetrical,
you have an asymmetric mole. Asymmetric moles are at higher
risk of becoming cancerous.
If the border of the mole
is irregular, as seen in this image, it is also suspicious
and may also be at risk.
Be aware of the color. If
the color has a variation of tones, it is at higher risk different
shades of browns, blues, reds, whites, and blacks should all
Other factors to watch out
for include the moles diameter and elevation if the diameter
is greater than 6 millimeters, or is elevated, it may be at
Whenever a mole changes, you should consider
having it checked out. These changes include color, size,
shape, texture, elevation, sensation (including itching, pain,
or tenderness), or if the surrounding skin becomes irritated
Typically warts cause no more than cosmetic concerns,
and impose no real dangers. That said it is important to note that
if you suffer from genital warts, you stand a strong chance of transferring
these over to your partner during sex - they are an STD. In some
cases genital warts may lead to cancer, most commonly on the cervix.
If you suffer from genital warts you should immediately seem medical
attention. Familiar to do so will result in the continual growth,
and greater risk of passing on the infection. Genital warts have
no cure. There is treatment to remove existing warts, however, you
will always be contagious.
Women who have genital warts and become pregnant,
occasionally may have problems during the pregnancy and delivery.
Hormone changes in the body can sometimes result in an increase
in wart development in both size and number, sometimes causing them
to bleed, and also in very rare cases, impede delivery. It is very
rare, but an existing risk, to pass on the HPV infection to the
baby during delivery. Also, in very rare cases, babies during birth,
may develop warts in the throat after exposure.The risk of a cesarean
section is greater than that of the baby contracting the warts,
as a result a normal delivery is most common - unless the warts
are blocking the birth canal.
Plantar warts also pose no real danger, however,
they can cause severe discomfort when walking, running, or jumping.
In some cases this can be very painful, and treatment is highly