Question by  thisisacoverup (15)

Are children's skin tags related to kidney abnormalities?


Answer by  kimber18 (514)

I have not heard of skin tags having anything to do with kidneys. Most in children are hereditary, or caused by friction. My husband and MIL have them, so I have done some research, and found that they usually occur when there is too much estrogen in the system. They are for the most part harmless.


Answer by  jalucia (936)

There has been an association linking newborns with skin tags (ears are the most effected - ears and kidneys develop at the same time in womb) and kidney problems. Some babies who have skin tags have perfectly fine kidneys. When skin tags are present, doctors like to make sure, though.


Answer by  tubeth2000 (104)

There is not relation with skin tags and kidneys problem, skin tags is a very common thing. They are isolated and not related at all to anything, although there is a real matter in the child about kidney abnormalities. Many studies that say they are connected and other that say that they don't, that makes it hard to find out.

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