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do genital skin taggs while pregnant go away

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Those aren't skin tags.. those are warts.
Have your doc take a look. If they are skin tags, doc will snip them off (using a local anestetic). No big deal. If they are genital warts, doc will probably give you some sort of antiviral.Either way, they will not go away on their own.
Seriously, warts? Stop being ridiculous in assuming someone has genital warts; when they are most likely skin tags. Obviously, you know very little about medical topics. It is extremely common during pregnancy to develop skin tags anywhere on the body, especially areas such as underarms, under the breast, under your stomach, and in your pelvic, groin, and genital areas. It has a lot to do with hormonal changes that occur, as well as increased friction and blood flow to those areas. While the possibility of genital warts exists, it is highly unlikely as any decent ob/gyn would have noticed you had genital warts (whereas they often don't mention skin tags... since they are merely cosmetic). Genital warts are caused by sexually transmitted diseases, in particularly HPV (human pappilomavirus). You would have been tested for this at the beginning of your pregnancy, and I would not go to an ob/gyn that didn't.Bring it up with your ob/gyn after you have given birth, in case any more develop. Some do the procedure in office, whether it's on their own OR they have a dermatologist come in. Other's might refer you to a local dermatologist for the removal process. They will most likely cauterize the skin tags either by burning them off OR by freezing them off. Both procedures have minimal pain and heal quickly. The removal location will be tender for a few days since underwear rub against the area often; you can put a small bandage or apply medicine to the area after the removal. They may also apply a local anesthetic to the wart and just cut it off. It just depends on the doctor's office.I had genital skin tags during my pregnancy, and they're very embarrassing. So, I understand what you're going through. I also happen to work in health care, so hopefully I have offered you an appropriate medical response vs. someone just saying... "those are warts." Best of luck, and hope you have a happy and healthy delivery and baby!
I agree it could be warts.  Your hormones during pregnancy change which could make HPV flare up.  I had mild case of warts with my 4th child but not my other 3 and I didn't want to believe that I had them.  My doc said it was because it was a different father.  They have since gone away after my son's birth.  Your ob/gyn doesn't test you for genital warts during your pregnancy.  But they are common and you have nothing to worry about. You should have your doc look at them just in case
I got a skin tag close to my vagina when I was pregnant and it slowly grew larger over the next 4 years. It was still kind of small but it bugged me so my gyno just snipped it off. Quick and painless. Ask your doc about it, there is no harm in them. Why do people assume anything odd down there is a wart. Grow up.
I get this is an old post but some things need to be said. Firstly, I am willing to put a little more stock in the medical professional who posted a response. While ofc your condition "could be" warts I am sure you know your sexual history and could pretty well rule that out as genital warts (HPV) are a STD. Contrary to MommyS4's response it's unlikely any doctor would casually glance over a STD (any of them) because during a vaginal birth STD's can be passed on to your baby. Some of these can crop up in the mouth, throat or lungs of infants and can cause serious health risks or death. In her particular situation since she had a new sexual partner (I'm going to assume thats what "different father" means) which resulted in her contracting warts. If you are with a long term partner, or had the personal responsibility to have a STDs blood test date before you decided to flop into bed together, I would go under the assumption its a skin tag and check with your doctor about having it removed after your pregnancy. Also anyone who treats STDs as common and nothing to worry about and gives advice that they will "just go away" needs to attend a basic health class immediately for a reality check.
Ok so yes they do test you for genital warts because you can pass that to your child and you get put on medication and get an iv the day you go to give birth. It amazes me that anyone who is a parent would say other wise. Skin tags are common during pregnancy and the doctor will recommend you wait till after the baby is born to have them removed due to infection that can occur also they can and most likely will go away after the baby is born due to your hormones leveling back out. Skin tags are due to being diabetic overweight as far as pregnancy they are not quite sure why they occur so it is chalked up to hormones.
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and I have a vaginal skin tag an I just came from my obgyn last week. I got him to check because I thought it was a wart. He told me that some women during pregnancy get pregnancy skin tags in or on their vagina, that he can remove it my next appointment or he can remove it after my baby is born. He told me some women get them a month before they have the baby.
I am 23 weeks pregnant and found a bump on my vagina. I freaked out and was afraid it was a wart. However, when I went to my doctor she informed me that is was most likely a skin tag and that they are VERY normal during pregnancy especially in the folds of your body. She gave me a numbing shot and cut it off. I am so thankful it was that quick and easy :) If you are experiencing these, don't panic. Just see your doctor and he will remove it.

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