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Dangers of Skin Tags, Moles and Warts
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Dangers of Skin Tags, Moles and Warts.

Of the three, moles pose the most danger, however, even that is lower. Keep an eye for change. When moles change they may become cancerous and need removal.

Skin tags and warts typically have no dangers, and cause only cosmetic concerns.

Dangers of Skin Tags, Moles and Warts

Are there dangers? What are they?

Skin Tags

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 removed and there are a number of ways to do this. Click here to learn about one of the safest and most non-evasive methods available.

Moles

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
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At Risk

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.

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If the border of the mole is irregular, as seen in this image, it is also suspicious and may also be at risk.

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mole

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 raise concern.

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mole

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 greater risk.

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 or discolored.

Warts

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 recommended.